Louisiana judge temporarily blocks abortion ban after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing Republican-backed laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the US Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely … Read more

Airlines cancel over 700 U.S. flights as labor crunch, bad weather weigh

June 27 (Reuters) – Airlines canceled over 700 flights in the United States on Monday, as adverse weather and a shortage of staff hurt their ability to keep up with a surge in summer travel demand. Total flight cancellations within, into, or out of the United States as of 1.07 pm ET were 747, as … Read more

Oil prices rise amid G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks are seen at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices traded higher on Monday in a volatile session as investors waited for any moves against Russian … Read more

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday to a new package of coordinated actions meant toraise pressure on Russia over its war in Ukraine, and will finalize plans for a price cap on Russian oil , a senior US official said on Monday. The announcement … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading Democratic women called on President Joe Biden and Congress on Sunday to protect abortion rights nationwide after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a ruling that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and states. Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, … Read more

U.S. likely to announce this week purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine -source

US and Ukrainian flags are pictured prior to the start of the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group meeting hosted by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, at US Airbase in Ramstein, Germany, April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) … Read more

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO summit over three days in Madrid; Biden to attend Turkey’s veto over Sweden, Finland application a big issue NATO to agree new defenses for Baltic region Aid package to Ukraine aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and … Read more

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks Biden condemns attack as act of “barbarism” G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to achieve one of their strategic objectives in Ukraine as Moscow-backed separatists said they were pushing into Lysychansk, the last major city … Read more

Abortion ruling casts cloud over usual cheer at U.S. Pride parades

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 (Reuters) – People attending Pride celebrations hosted by LGBTQ+ communities across the United States this weekend expressed outrage at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, and a wave of anti-transgender legislation. For more than 50 years, LGBTQ+ people and supporters have marched on the last … Read more