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Germany to overhaul law to bail out energy firms stricken by Russia woes – draft

Reuters
The logo of German energy utility company Uniper SE is pictured in the company’s headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Government could present proposals to parliament this week Government may acquire stake in Uniper: sources Possible Uniper bailout......

BTS rekindle debate about military service in South Korea

Reuters
SEOUL, July 4 (Reuters) – A surprise decision by South Korean boy band BTS to take a break from live shows has rekindled debate about mandatory military service in a country setting global pop-culture trends while facing a decades old Cold War threat. Military service is hugely contentious in South......

Factbox: The legitimacy crisis in Libya’s political institutions

Reuters
July 3 (Reuters) – Libyan protesters want the political authorities to quit and hold elections after previous transitional periods created institutions that clung on long after their mandates expired. Here are Libya’s main political institutions that have so far failed to overcome entrenched differences between rival authorities in the east......

Texas, Ohio top courts allow abortion bans to take effect

Reuters
July 1 (Reuters) – The top courts in Texas and Ohio on Friday allowed the Republican-led states to enforce restrictions and bans on abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the nationwide constitutional right to abortion. The Texas Supreme Court late on Friday allowed a nearly century-old abortion......

Philippines President Marcos vetoes economic zone bill championed by sister

Reuters
Newly-elected Philippines President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during the inauguration ceremony at the National Museum in Manila, Philippines, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MANILA, July 2 (Reuters) –......

New York bans guns in many public places after Supreme Court ruling

Reuters
NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York state passed a law on Friday banning guns from many public places, including Times Square, and requiring gun-license applicants to prove their shooting proficiency and submit their social media accounts for review by government officials. The law, passed in an emergency legislative......

Protests break out in Uzbek autonomous region over constitution reform plan

Reuters
ALMATY, July 2 (Reuters) – A rare public protest took place in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan autonomous republic over a planned constitutional reform that would change its status, Uzbek authorities said on Saturday. Karakalpakstan, located in northwestern Uzbekistan, is home to Karakalpaks, a distinct ethnic minority group with its own language, and......

Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called......

UK lawmaker suspended from Johnson’s party over sexual misconduct allegations

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (not pictured) at Downing Street, in London, Britain, July 1, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has suspended a lawmaker......

SCOTUS Election Law, SCOTUS Limits EPA’s Power, Hong Kong’s 25th Handover Anniversary : Up First

NPR
NPR The Supreme Court is taking on a case next term that could reshape federal elections. In one of its last opinions this term the Supreme Court limited EPA’s authority to regulate emissions and fight climate change. And Hong Kong marks 25th anniversary since the handover from Britain to China.......

Tunisian president takes most powers in proposed constitution

Reuters
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......

Big majority of Texans say law enforcement could have done more to stop Uvalde mass shooting — CBS News poll

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A month after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texans are overwhelmingly critical of law enforcement’s response to the shooting, and a majority feel it’s important to investigate their response. Most Texans are concerned about another mass shooting.  Texans rate......

Supreme Court ruling casts cloud over U.S. leadership in global climate fight

Reuters
UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) – A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington’s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America’s emissions cuts and undermining U.S. leadership efforts on the international stage, according to diplomats. The conservative court’s......

Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

Reuters
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......

Manchin, Sinema dash Biden hopes for filibuster change on abortion rights

Reuters
MADRID/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden’s proposal to temporarily lift the......

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

Reuters
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......

Bengals’ Trayveon Williams to Co-Teach NIL Course at Texas A&M School of Law

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwNTI5OTkyODY4NzY2ODQ0/trayveon-williams.jpg Madison Williams Bengals running back Trayveon Williams will begin an offseason job in spring 2023 as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M’s School of Law. He will be co-teaching an NIL focused class with current professor Alex Sinatra, who is a sports attorney and sports business consultant. Williams didn’t explain......

Trump did not care that Jan. 6 rioters were armed, tried to hijack limo

Reuters
WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – Then-President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that supporters were armed with guns at his Jan. 6, 2021, rally preceding the U.S. Capitol riot, and he later tried to grab the steering wheel of his Secret Service limousine in a failed bid to direct it to the......

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