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Tunisian president takes most powers in proposed constitution

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TUNIS, June 30 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s president published a planned new constitution on Thursday that he will put to a referendum next month, expanding his own powers and limiting the role of parliament in a vote most political parties have already rejected. Kais Saied has ruled by decree since last......

Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

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53 migrants died in U.S. border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and U.S. official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a......

China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

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HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after swearing in the city’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong......

Russia to open trial against U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

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Griner in detention since February Case coincides with Russia-U.S. standoff over Ukraine U.S. officials, athletes call for her release June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russia on Friday on drug charges that could see her face up to 10 years in prison, in......

Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

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June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court......

Mali vows to defy U.N. call to allow peacekeepers to investigate abuses

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A MINUSMA logistic convoy is pictured in Kidal, Mali February 16, 2017. MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (Reuters) – Mali vowed on Wednesday to defy a United Nations Security Council call for the West African country to......

Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, June 29 (Reuters) – Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. A spokesperson for the Hong Kong government......

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress......

Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities said on Tuesday, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in U.S. federal court. The deceased migrants, 39 men and......

Forty-nine dead in prison riot in Colombia, prisons agency says

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BOGOTA, June 28 (Reuters) – Forty-nine inmates died during an overnight riot in a prison in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua, the head of the national prisons agency said early on Tuesday, one of the worst incidents of recent prison violence in the country. The director of the INPEC......

Watford cancel Qatar friendly after fans voice concerns over human rights

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June 27 (Reuters) – Watford have cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team, the English club said on Monday after two supporters’ groups voiced concerns about the country’s human rights record. The two groups — Women of Watford (WOW) and Proud Hornets — had urged the club to......

Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obstacles in obtaining reproductive healthcare, experts said. The reversal......

Oslo shooting suspect named as police advise against Pride gathering

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People bring flowers and rainbow flags to pay tribute to the victims as they take part in a spontaneous Pride parade, following a shooting at the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub, after the official event was cancelled, in Oslo, Norway, June 25, 2022. Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS......

At least 26 killed in attack in South-West Cameroon – medical officer

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YAOUNDE, June 27 (Reuters) – At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have added fuel to long-running inter-ethnic conflicts over land, local sources said on Monday. Anglophone insurgents began fighting the Cameroonian military in the......

Hundreds protest for climate justice as G7 leaders meet in Bavaria

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters marched in the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, near where leaders of the Group of Seven countries are meeting, demanding action on climate change. Leaders of the G7 – the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan......

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

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ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police blocked hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from going ahead again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue but in......

At U.S. Pride parades, revelry turns to resistance after Roe reversal

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NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – Pride celebrations hosted by LGBTQ communities across the United States this weekend took on a tone of outrage following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion and a wave of anti-transgender legislation. The weekend’s Pride events, which included Sunday parades......

Murray rules out playing in Saudi Arabia

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Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 22, 2022 Britain’s Andy Murray during practice REUTERS/Paul Childs Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has ruled out any possibility......

In post-Roe U.S., abortion providers seek licenses across state lines

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June 25 (Reuters) – Jennifer Kerns, a California physician, will soon also practice 1,800 miles away at an abortion clinic in Kansas, where women from nearby states in the Midwest with bans on the procedure are expected to seek care. Abortion clinics and providers say Kerns is among dozens of......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

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KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

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