EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon

Unsubstantiated rumors fueled reports of imminent resignation Pope laughs off rumors of cancer: “Doctors didn’t tell me” Trips to Moscow, Kyiv appear more likely; possibly in September On US court decision, pope says abortion is ‘hiring a hit man’ VATICAN CITY, July 4 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign … Read more

Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called “trigger laws” after the court … Read more

State abortion bans blocked by Florida, Kentucky judges

June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the US Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decided that he had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court Judge John Cooper said … Read more

Oil falls 3% on uncertainty over future OPEC+ output, recession fears

Oil pump jacks are seen at the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposit in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OPEC+ sticks to oil output policy, avoids debate on September Recession fears weigh on oil prices, Wall Street Some … Read more

G7: China must press Russia to stop Ukraine war

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) – G7 leaders urged China on Tuesday to use its influence with Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine and drop “expansive maritime claims” in the South China Sea, in unprecedentedly tough criticism of Beijing’s policies and human rights record. They called on China to press Russia to pull forces … Read more

China’s easing COVID curbs spark travel inquiry surge, and caution

Travelers walk at a terminal hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters) – Online searches for Chinese airline tickets on domestic and international routes emerged on Wednesday, after Beijing said it would slash COVID-19 … Read more

Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban

June 28 (Reuters) – Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. The temporary restraining order by Judge Christine Weems in Harris … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages . The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place … Read more

Abortion clinic challenges Louisiana ‘trigger’ ban after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana clinic on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging laws banning abortion in the Republican-led state that took effect after the US Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion nationwide. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely restrict abortions once … Read more

Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 26 (Reuters) – A growing number of large US companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said . Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc … Read more