US Supreme Court backs Ted Cruz, dumps campaign finance curb

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday further undermined campaign finance restrictions, striking down as a free speech violation part of a bipartisan 2002 law challenged by Republican Senator Ted Cruz that federal officials had touted as an anti-corruption safeguard . The justices, in a 6-3 ruling, found that a $250,000 … Read more

Thousands protest across the US to start ‘summer of rage’ to defend abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday to express their anger over fears the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide will be overturned by the US Supreme Court. The demonstrations to start what organizers said would be “a summer of rage” are in … Read more

Accused NY subway shooter pleads not guilty to terrorism, weapons charges

Frank James, charged with last month’s mass shooting in a Brooklyn subway, is sworn in before pleading not guilty to terrorism and weapons charges in a courtroom in New York City, New York, US, May 13, 2022 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May … Read more

Analysis: Hero to hindrance: Australia PM Morrison hurts party’s election hopes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends the third leaders’ debate at the Seven Network Studios during the 2022 federal election campaign, in Sydney, Australia May 11, 2022. Mick Tsikas/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – Three years ago, Scott Morrison’s ebullient personality as the … Read more

Biden says Fed targeting inflation, China tariffs could fall

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden, under pressure to tame high inflation, told Americans on Tuesday that he understands what they are grappling with and that he and the US Federal Reserve are working to solve the top issue weighing on his administration. “They’re frustrated,” Biden said of Americans paying more for … Read more

Ukraine says all women, children now evacuated from Mariupol steel mill

Women, children and elderly evacuated, deputy PM says Not clear if other civilians remain Russian forces try to storm Azovstal, Ukraine military says CIA director says Putin ‘doubling down’ on conflict WHO documents 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – All women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from … Read more

Hong Kong’s next leader endorsed by pro-Beijing elites

HONG KONG, May 8 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader-in-waiting, John Lee, was endorsed for the city’s top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempts to relaunch itself after several years of political upheaval. Lee, the sole candidate, received the votes of 1,416 members of a pro-Beijing election … Read more

UK to provide 1.3 billion pounds of further military support to Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a news briefing, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 9, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets troops who have taken part in the military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 29, 2022 KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Fervor in Philippines as election campaign reaches climax

Winner gets 6-year term as president Marcos leading all polls this year Fierce rivalry between Robredo, Marcos MANILA, May 7 (Reuters) – Crowds of hundreds of thousands massed in the Philippines on Saturday where the leading presidential candidates made a last-ditch bid to sway undecided voters with patriotic, upbeat messages after a divisive election race. … Read more