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Russian missile strike kills 16 in shopping mall, Ukraine says

Russian missile strike kills 16 in shopping mall, Ukraine says

Ukrainian officials say shopping mall hit by missiles President Zelenskiy condemns attack Russia has denied targeting civilians in Ukraine KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said. President Volodymyr …

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Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a 'tightrope'

Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a ‘tightrope’

June 26 (Reuters) – The largest US law firms did not take a public stance following the US Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday, diverting from the approach of some major companies that have made statements on the closely watched abortion case. The high court’s 6-3 Dobbs decision upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi …

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Ghislaine Maxwell reported jail staff threatened her safety, prompting suicide watch

Ghislaine Maxwell reported jail staff threatened her safety, prompting suicide watch

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell reported Brooklyn jail staff threatened her safety, prompting employees to place her on suicide watch, prosecutors said on Sunday, arguing there was no need to delay her sentencing on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell, 60, is scheduled to be convicted on Tuesday for helping her then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, …

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Russian artillery hits centre of Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europe

Russian artillery hits centre of Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europe

Russian artillery hit apartment building in Kyiv People trapped in the rubble, rescues underway Ukraine loses key city to pro-Russian forces Indonesia calls for peace talks to ensure global food Britain says Ukraine can win, fears ‘bad’ peace deal KYIV/POKROVSK, June 26 (Reuters) – Russia shelled the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, a day after …

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Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 …

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U.S. weighs lifting summer smog rules to lower gasoline prices

U.S. weighs lifting summer smog rules to lower gasoline prices

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressed an interest in potentially lifting smog-fighting gasoline regulations and backed off a plan to ban fuel exports during an emergency meeting on Thursday with top refiners, two sources familiar with the talks said. The two sides entered the meeting with a promise to work …

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Cisco, Nike quit Russia, as pace of Western firms leaving speeds up

Cisco, Nike quit Russia, as pace of Western firms leaving speeds up

Cisco, Nike join MacDonald’s, Renault in quitting New Russian law may encourage more foreign firms to go ‘Trickle is becoming a torrent,’ says analyst June 23 (Reuters) – US companies Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) and Nike (NKE.N) plan to fully exit Russia, the two firms told Reuters on Thursday, as the pace of Western firms departing …

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