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

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … Read more

In ‘miracle’ city Shenzhen, China’s economic future for fears

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – David Fong made his way from a poor village in central China to the southern boomtown of Shenzhen as a young man in 1997. Over the next 25 years he worked for a succession of overseas manufacturers. Everything from making his own multi-million dollar business to schoolbags to toothbrushes. … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Exclusive: Ukraine probes deportation of children to Russia as possible genocide

More than 20 cases on forced deportation – Kyiv’s top prosecutor International law defines forced child transfers as genocide Russia says it is providing humanitarian aid to fleeing people Russia says quarter million children have arrived from Ukraine THE HAGUE, June 3 (Reuters) – Prosecutors investigating war crimes cases in Ukraine are examining allegations of … Read more

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Birthday parade kicks off four-day celebrations Events mark 70 years on the throne Gun salutes and flypast for UK’s longest-reigning monarch Royals join parade on horseback LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – A beaming Queen Elizabeth waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties and … Read more

Shanghai revives after two-month COVID lockdown, wary of a new one

Residents celebrate, go shopping, return to work Car traffic, trains and buses resume in Shanghai Some residents wary COVID curbs may return City govt issues ‘thank you’ letter, some demand apology SHANGHAI, June 1 (Reuters) – Shanghai sprung back to life on Wednesday after two months of bitter isolation under a ruthless COVID-19 lockdown, with … Read more

Wary of foreign ‘bad manners’, Japan cautiously eases borders to aid tourism

The entrance gate to the normally crowded Kiyomizu temple, a favorite location among tourists, is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kyoto, Japan, July 21, 2020. Picture taken on July 21, 2020. REUTERS / Leika Kihara / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) – … Read more

No work and nowhere to live: a rural migrant’s ordeal in locked-down Shanghai

BEIJING, May 27 (Reuters) – When Shanghai began its draconian COVID-19 lockdown two months ago, the French restaurant where Sun Wu waited tables closed and the 22-year-old, like countless other rural migrants, lost his job. To make ends meet, Sun helped sort government deliveries for residents under lockdown, earning 250 yuan ($ 38) a day … Read more