Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome US state bans?

June 24 (Reuters) – Following the US Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling eliminating the nationwide right to abortion that it had been recognized nearly 50 years ago in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, demand for abortion pills, which can be prescribed through online telemedicine visits, will likely rise. However, medication abortion will not necessarily … Read more

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, Russia accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule … Read more

Iraq balks at greater Chinese control of its oilfields

Iraq persuaded Lukoil to halt sale to Sinopec – sources Baghdad concerned China becoming too dominant – sources Western firms are not happy with terms of Iraqi deals LONDON / BASRA, May 17 (Reuters) – Iraq’s oil ministry thwarted three prospective deals last year that would have handed Chinese firms more control over its oilfields … Read more

Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Russia imposes sanctions on European Gazprom subsidiaries Polish firm operating Yamal-Europe section also hit Germany to lose 10 mcm / day of gas supply Dutch gas prices rise by up to 20% BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) – Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries … Read more