In the Supreme Court shadow, Biden urges voters to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday appeared to vote to protect abortion rights by backing candidates who support them in November’s elections after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed it could soon overturn its 1973 decision legalizing abortion. Biden said his administration would respond once the Supreme Court formally rules … Read more

Biden seeks huge $ 33 billion funding to support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden asked Congress for $ 33 billion to support Ukraine – a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war with Russia – and for new tools to siphon assets from Russian oligarchs. The vast funding request includes over $ 20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military … Read more

US Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is not sure whether she advocates violence

April 22 (Reuters) – Republican US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday told a lawyer for voters seeking to disqualify her from running for re-election that she did not know how to answer a question about whether she advocates violence against people with whom she disagrees . Greene testified in a Georgia state court in … Read more

US will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

WASHINGTON / CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the 14-month-old directive was unlawful, overturning a key White House effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Soon after the announcement, all major carriers … Read more

Russia finds Meta guilty of ‘extremist activity’, says WhatsApp can stay

Russian court says Meta engaged in ‘extremist activity’ Facebook, Instagram already banned in Russia Prosecutors, court say WhatsApp will not be affected Meta can return if it sticks to Russia’s terms -lawmaker March 21 (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Monday found Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) guilty of “extremist activity”, but said its decision would … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, US officials told Reuters, a move that advocates say should bolster efforts to hold the junta that now runs Myanmar accountable. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will … Read more

Nazanin, Ashoori arrive in Britain after Iran prison ordeal

BRIZE NORTON, England, March 16 (Reuters) – British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori arrived in Britain from Iran on Thursday, ending an ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s talks with the West over its nuclear program. They arrived at the British military airbase of Brize Norton in … Read more