Ukrainian troops train in Britain to use advanced rocket systems

Ukrainian service members fire a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system, near the town of Lysychansk, Luhansk region, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine June 12, 2022. REUTERS / Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Ukrainian troops have completed military training in Britain, including … Read more

US Supreme Court expands state power over Native American tribes

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dramatically increased the power of states over Native American tribes and undercut its own 2020 ruling that had expanded tribal authority in Oklahoma, handing a victory to Republican officials in that state. In a 5-4 decision authored by conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court … Read more

EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

EU countries reach deals on package of green policies Countries agree to support 2035 fossil fuel car ban Compromise on fund to shield citizens from CO2 costs EU countries and Parliament will now negotiate final laws LUXEMBOURG, June 29 (Reuters) – EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change on Wednesday, backing … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Two gunmen killed, six officers wounded in shootout at Canadian bank

SAANICH, British Columbia, June 28 (Reuters) – Canadian police shot dead two men and six officers were wounded during a gunfight at a bank in British Columbia on Tuesday, and nearby homes were evacuated after the discovery of a possible explosive device, police said . Emergency response team members arrived on the scene at the … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programs. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

US Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

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 in November’s elections. The justices … Read more

Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban

June 28 (Reuters) – Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the nationwide procedure. The temporary restraining order by Judge Christine Weems in Harris … Read more

US Supreme Court takes aim at separation of church and state

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The conservative-majority US Supreme Court has chipped away at the wall separating church and state in a series of new rulings, eroding American legal traditions intended to prevent government officials from promoting any particular faith. In three decisions in the past eight weeks, the court has ruled against government officials … Read more

US Supreme Court endorses football coaches’ on-field prayers

Conservative justices power 6-3 decision; liberals dissent Coach’s rights to free speech, religious expression cited Critics decry “assault on church-state separation” WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court, in the latest in a spate of decisions expanding religious liberty, ruled on Monday that a Washington state public school district violated the rights of … Read more