Legal clashes await US companies that cover workers’ abortion costs

Abortion rights advocates protest before the US Supreme Court the day after the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization for Abortion, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, US, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Ukrainians prepare to withdraw from the besieged city of Severodonetsk as Russians advance slowly

Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe – Zelensky Ukrainian forces take new positions in Severodonetsk Russia bombs targets across the Donbass River The war marks four months since the invasion Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday signaled the withdrawal of its forces from the city of Severodonetsk, which has seen weeks of fierce fighting, in … Read more

US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

Analysis: Record numbers of Chinese graduates enter the worst job market in decades

10.8 million Chinese graduates to enter the labor market in a weak economy The youth unemployment rate is 18.4%, which is three times higher than the general average Graduate jobs a top priority for the government amid stability risks BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) – Jenny Bei was among 10 high-performing computer science students from various … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people trapped under rubble

KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, with more than 600 injured, and the death toll is expected to rise as information flows from remote mountain villages, disaster management officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies were later dumped on the ground 6.1 magnitude earthquakePictures showed … Read more

After EU nods, Ukraine vows victory while battling Russian attacks

Johnson pledges support, warns Ukraine will be overburdened The EU summit is expected to support the status of Ukraine’s candidate The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Zelensky visits troops in the south More missile strikes and shelling across eastern and central Ukraine Kyiv (June 18) (Reuters) – With a blessing for its European Union ambitions and … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51 °C (124 °F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month … Read more

Ukraine says troops are holding out in Severdonetsk after last bridge destroyed

The last bridge to Sievierodonetsk . destroyed The mayor says some evacuations are still possible Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Ukraine records gains in the south Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces were holding out inside Severodonetsk and trying to evacuate civilians after Russia destroyed the last bridge … Read more

Ukrainians left one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting raged

Sievierodonetsk, the epicenter of the Battle of Donbass Heavy fighting in the city of Zelensky The escape routes narrowed after the destruction of the second of the three bridges Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian army defenders were fighting hard for “every meter” of Severodonetsk as Russian forces destroyed a bridge leading … Read more