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

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

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Jackson a tough sell on racial-bias claims

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – A US Park Police officer said he was demoted and then fired by the agency because he is Black. A Bureau of Land Management employee accused managers at the agency of hostile treatment because she is Black. A pharmacist at a Washington hospital claimed he was dismissed from his job … Read more

U.S. lets Ukrainians fleeing war into United States from Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico, March 16 (Reuters) – At the US border with Mexico, American officials are allowing Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their homeland to enter the United States and stay without fear of deportation for a year, according to people crossing. Several Ukrainians told Reuters they passed through a checkpoint in the northern Mexican … Read more

U.S. bars ex-spies from becoming ‘mercenaries,’ following Reuters series

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters is seen in Fort Meade, Maryland, US February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – A new law bans the United States’ former spies from hiring themselves out to foreign governments right after they stop working for … Read more