Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

U.S. plans to allow in more Ukrainians after few refugees admitted

People fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rest in a temporary refugee center located at a local track-and-field athletics stadium in Chisinau, Moldova March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to launch an effort this week to make it … Read more

White House warns U.S. companies about ‘preparatory’ Russian hacking -senior official

A general view of the White House in Washington, US, October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 21 (Reuters) – Senior White House cybersecurity official Anne Neuberger said on Monday that important US companies that provide critical infrastructure should improve their cyber defensive posture because of … Read more

U.S., British officials kick off talks to strengthen trade ties

Talks to resolve steel subsidy dispute ongoing UK official says ‘protectionism is not the solution’ Bilateral trade ties add up to $260 billion a year BALTIMORE, Md., March 21 (Reuters) – US and British officials kicked off two days of meetings to strengthen trade ties on Monday, underscoring transatlantic cooperation at a time when Western … Read more

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, US officials told Reuters, a move that advocates say should bolster efforts to hold the junta that now runs Myanmar accountable. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will … Read more

U.S. envoy to U.N. decries reports of Ukrainians deported to Russia

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Threats to International Peace and Security, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in New York City, US, March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – … Read more

U.S. judge rules against Kentucky clerk who denied same-sex marriage licenses

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis speaks during an interview on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Kelly File’ in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 19 (Reuters) – A US judge ruled that a former county clerk from Kentucky knowingly violated the rights of same-sex couples … Read more

Stuck at Mexico border, anti-war Russians sweat their futures as Ukrainians enter U.S.

TIJUANA, Mexico City, March 19 (Reuters) – Russians trying to enter the United States at the Mexican border are frustrated they are not getting in like Ukrainians are, despite leaving their homeland over the invasion of Ukraine. US officials have let dozens of Ukrainians through this week but Russians remain in limbo, prompting some to … Read more

Britain, U.S. warn of satellite communications risks after Ukraine hack

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States have warned organizations of the risks associated with using satellite communications following a cyberattack on satellite internet modems as Russia invaded Ukraine. Western intelligence agencies have been investigating the attack which disrupted broadband satellite internet access provided by US telecommunications firm Viasat, Reuters reported last … Read more

U.S. notes Iran’s commitment to furlough UK-U.S. national after his imprisonment

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – The US State Department on Friday said anything short of an immediate furlough of Iranian-American environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, who had been taken back to an Iranian prison earlier, would be considered a violation of Tehran’s commitments to the United Kingdom. Tahbaz’s sister, Taraneh Tahbaz, in an interview with Reuters said … Read more