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Reactions to US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. wade abortion landmark

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Public figures across the political spectrum reacted to the US Supreme Court ruling on Friday overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. read more PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN A LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Today the Supreme Court of …

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Senators seek update on US security review of TikTok

A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – A group of six Republican senators on Friday asked US Treasury Janet Yellen about an ongoing Biden administration national security review of social …

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Dire Italian drought worsening, breaking records, water authority says

ROME, June 23 (Reuters) – Drought conditions are rapidly spreading through Italy, with rivers and reservoirs drying up and the forecast of higher temperatures likely to make things worse, the country’s irrigation authority warned on Thursday. Several Italian regions have already declared a state of emergency, looking to free up funds to counter the growing …

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US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes in nicotine crackdown

An electronic cigarette device made by JUUL is shown in this picture illustration taken September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal …

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EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to halve the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require …

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US Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools

Conservative justices power 6-3 ruling; liberals dissent Court has expanded religious rights in recent years WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court further reduced the separation of church and state in a ruling on Tuesday endorsing more public funding of religious entities as its conservative justices sided with two Christian families who challenged …

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Canada to ban making, importing many single-use plastics from Dec

A customer leaves a Sobeys grocery store carrying plastic bags in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June 20 (Reuters) – The government of Canada on Monday published final regulations to prohibit “harmful” single-use plastics, with a ban on manufacturing and importing most of …

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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit as metaverse race gathers steam – sources

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) announced to its staff on Monday the official …

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Western Europeans wilt in early summer heatwave, compounding climate change fears

Spaniards swelter as temperatures head for above 40 Celsius Outdoor events stopped in part of France, drought hits Italy Even hats off allowed at upmarket British horse-racing event MADRID/PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) – Spain headed for its hottest early summer temperatures in four decades on Friday, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought …

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