Tag: POL

  • New York bans guns in many public places after Supreme Court ruling

    NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York state on Friday passed a law banning guns from many public places, including Times Square, and requiring gun license applicants to prove their shooting ability and to submit their social media accounts for scrutiny by government officials. . The law, passed in an emergency legislative session, was […]

  • Biden predicts states will try to stop women traveling for abortions

    WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to have abortions after the Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to procedures at national scale. Thirteen Republican-run states have banned or severely restricted proceedings under so-called “trigger laws” after […]

  • US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes in talks

    LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new contract for more than 22,000 U.S. West Coast port workers said the high-stakes talks that are being watched closely by the industry and the White House would continue after the late expiration of the agreement. Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast […]

  • US 5-year offshore drilling plan eyes zero to 11 auctions

    July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday unveiled a five-year proposal for offshore oil and gas development in existing production areas, and said the final plan could involve between zero and 11 lease sales. The range of options, from two auctions a year to none, was intended to balance the administration’s efforts […]

  • Russia takes control of the Sakhalin gas project and increases its stakes with the West

    Putin signed a decree on Thursday to guarantee all rights Five-page executive order follows tougher Western sanctions This decision increases the risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell was already in talks to sell its stake in Sakhalin TOKYO/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has upped the ante in an economic war […]

  • State abortion bans blocked by Florida and Kentucky judges

    June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky ruled on Thursday to block those states from enforcing abortion bans or restrictions after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe ruling last week v. Wade of 1973 which had established a national right to abortion. In Tallahassee, Fla., Circuit Court Judge John Cooper said he […]

  • Texas truck driver suspected of migrant death was on meth, lawmaker says

    53 migrants died in smuggling attempt at US border Driver charged with human trafficking Driver had methamphetamine in his system, US lawmaker and official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck carrying dozens of migrants who died in scorching heat during a smuggling attempt in Texas was believed to […]

  • US consumer spending and slowing core inflation in May

    Consumer spending increases by 0.2% in May Inflation-adjusted consumer spending falls 0.4% The Core PCE price index increases by 0.3%; up 4.7% year-on-year Weekly jobless claims fall by 2,000 to 231,000 WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May as motor vehicles remained in short supply while rising prices […]

  • The Lapid of Israel: from the favorite to the hot seat

    Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attends a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem June 26, 2022 REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Pool Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, June 30 (Reuters) – TV star and newspaper columnist Yair Lapid titled his weekly commentary ‘Being Israeli’ – a rhapsody about the politically centrist […]

  • US FCC commissioner urges Apple and Google to start TikTok from app stores

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the chief executives of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) to evict the Chinese company TikTok from its app stores. FCC commissioner Brendan Carr said in a letter to CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on […]

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