U.S. Expands Sanctions Exceptions to Help Provide Internet to Iranians

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance expanding the range of internet services available to Iranians despite U.S. sanctions on the country, amid protests around Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman in custody. The Treasury in a statement said it was seeking to increase support for internet freedom … Read more

A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: Ad misleads on treaty regulating global arms trade CLAIM: President Joe Biden just announced … Read more

Same-Sex Parenting Not Normal, Says Aide to Italy’s Meloni

ROME (Reuters) – Same-sex parenting is not normal, a senior member of the far-right party expected to win Italy’s election on Sunday has suggested, casting a fresh spotlight on its socially conservative agenda. The remarks from Federico Mollicone, culture spokesman for Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (FdI), triggered outrage from political opponents and on social … Read more