Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Liberal justices warn against overturning precedentsMississippi law bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancyBiden lawyer urges against “contraction” of rightsWASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in America and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure … Read more

First accuser takes stand in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

First accuser takes stand in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – An accuser — a woman known by the pseudonym Jane — of Ghislaine Maxwell began testifying in the British financier’s sex-abuse trial in Manhattan on Tuesday.A prosecutor said during opening statements on Monday that Maxwell and late financier Jeffrey Epstein met Jane in 1994 at a summer camp when … Read more

Macau arrests 11 people for alleged illegal gambling and money laundering

Macau arrests 11 people for alleged illegal gambling and money laundering

A logo of Macau junket operator Suncity Group is seen at a gaming fair in Macau, China November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip//File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterHONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Macau police have arrested 11 people in an investigation into an illegal gambling and money laundering syndicate, according to an … Read more

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the identification of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.However, the meeting he was referring to was … Read more

Sudan military to reinstate PM Hamdok after deal – Umma Party head

Sudan military to reinstate PM Hamdok after deal - Umma Party head

Umma Party says deal to reinstate Hamdok agreedFCC civilian coalition calls for protest to continueMilitary ousted Hamdok in coup on Oct. 25KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military plans to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and release all political detainees under a deal to end weeks of deadly unrest, the head of one of the … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty of all charges in Wisconsin murder trial

KENOSHA, Wis., Nov 19 (Reuters) – A jury acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of two men during racial justice protests in a decision that re-ignited fierce debate about gun rights and the boundaries of self defense in the United States.Jurors found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty on all charges: … Read more

Venezuela’s Maduro ally Saab pleads not guilty to U.S. money laundering charge

Venezuela's Maduro ally Saab pleads not guilty to U.S. money laundering charge

Alex Saab Moran is seen in a booking photograph available to Reuters on October 17, 2021. Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERSMIAMI, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Alex Saab, an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of conspiring to launder money, according to a court document filed on … Read more

U.S. military hid airstrikes that killed dozens of civilians in Syria -NYT

U.S. military hid airstrikes that killed dozens of civilians in Syria -NYT

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer and crew, being deployed to launch strike as part of the multinational response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, is seen in this image released from Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar on April 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Handout via REUTERS. WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. military … Read more

Tesla money train enriches more than just CEO

Tesla money train enriches more than just CEO

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters Breakingviews) – It’s characteristic of Elon Musk that he polled Twitter about whether he should sell 10% of his stake in $1 trillion electric-car maker Tesla (TSLA.O) read more . Following the vote, the chief executive has offloaded about $5 billion of shares this week , although at least some … Read more

Miami professor requests light sentence in Venezuela money laundering case

Miami professor requests light sentence in Venezuela money laundering case

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) – A University of Miami professor who has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges he helped launder funds from Venezuela on behalf of businessman Alex Saab has requested a lenient sentencing because of his ill health and advanced age, court records show.Bruce Bagley, who studied drug trafficking and organized crime in … Read more