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United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Read More


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U.S. bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

(Reuters) -A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who support abortion rights. More »


Hardline judge Raisi leads in Iranian presidential election, says official

DUBAI (Reuters) -Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi leads Iran's presidential election, an interior ministry official said on Saturday, a day after millions of Iranians voted in a contest that critics boycotted over economic woes and political restrictions. More »


Judge under U.S. sanctions set to take over Iran presidency

DUBAI (Reuters) -Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge who is subject to U.S. sanctions, though anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms mean many will heed calls for a boycott. More »


Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed shift causes rally in value stocks to wobble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's hawkish shift is forcing investors to reevaluate the rally in so-called value stocks, which have taken a hit in recent days after ripping higher for most of the year. More »


Missing American woman found dead in Russia, suspect arrested

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 34-year old American woman who had been missing in Russia since Tuesday has been found dead and a Russian man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the state Investigative Committee said on Saturday. More »


Portland police's entire crowd control unit resigns after indictment of officer

(Reuters) - All members of the crowd control team of Portland police have resigned from their positions in the unit after an officer was indicted on an assault charge stemming from alleged illegal use of force during a protest last year. More »


Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban; Trudeau stands firm

OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators. More »


Apple Daily editor, CEO denied bail in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. More »


'Apocalyptic' heat wave scorches U.S. Southwest again

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -An extreme heat wave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power systems to the brink of failure as residents cranked up air conditioners. More »


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