Oklahoma governor signs into law strictest abortion ban in the U.S.

May 25 (Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the United States, one that prohibits abortions from fertilization and allows private citizens to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. “I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that … Read more

Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

Russian forces shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine – military Mass grave for civilians killed – Luhansk governor KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s military said, threatening to shut off the last main escape route for civilians trapped in the path of their … Read more

Ukraine savages idea of concessions to end war, evokes appeasement of Nazis

A dandelion is pictured next to ammunition casings collected at the Mlybor flour mill facility after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register May 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday savaged suggestions … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Wall Street climbs after Fed minutes meet expectations

NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended higher Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting, which showed policymakers was very strong with very strong felt as they grappled reining in inflation without triggering a recession . The minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s May meeting, … Read more

Amazon shareholders vote against investor-led proposals

BOSTON/NEW YORK May 25 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shareholders on Wednesday voted against all investor-led resolutions that challenged the company’s policies – including its use of plastics and certain concealment clauses in contracts – at the company’s annual meeting. A total of 15 investor resolutions were considered, including one introduced at the meeting. The … Read more

Russia ready to set up corridor for ships leaving Ukraine with food, with conditions

Ukrainian corn is pictured inside a silo at the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, April 28, 2022. Inquam Photos/Daniel Stoenciu via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register The solution to food problem requires vast approach – Moscow This includes lifting of some sanctions from Russia – Moscow Moscow is … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks Pacific islands policing, security cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) – China will seek a region-wide deal … Read more

Oil steadies after choppy trade, U.S. says export ban not ruled out

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, US June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Washington has not ruled out export curbs to ease fuel prices Beijing ramps up … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen … Read more