‘Off the charts’ chemical shortages hit U.S. farms

CHICAGO, June 27 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers have reduced their use of common weedkillers, researched substitutes for popular fungicides and changed their planting plans as continuing shortages of agricultural chemicals threaten to reduce harvests. Spraying smaller volumes of herbicides and switching to less effective fungicides increases the risk of weeds and diseases harming crop production … Read more

Qatar to host indirect Iran-US talks on reviving 2015 nuclear deal

The Iranian and American flags are printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, June 27 (Reuters) – Qatar will host indirect talks between Iran and the United States in the coming days, Iranian media reported on Monday, as the European … Read more

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven wealthy democracies will on Tuesday commit to a new set of coordinated actions aimed at pressuring Russia over its war in Ukraine, and finalize capping plans Russian oil prices, a senior US official said on Monday. The announcement came as Russia looked set to … Read more

Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading female Democrats on Sunday called on President Joe Biden and Congress to protect abortion rights nationwide after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a decision that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and the states. . Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. … Read more

Taiwan, United States to hold trade talks on Monday

The flags of Taiwan and the United States are placed for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 27 (Reuters) – Taiwan and the United States will hold trade talks on Monday under a newly agreed framework, the office of … Read more

Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers’ abortion costs

Abortion rights supporters demonstrate outside the United States Supreme Court the day after the US Supreme Court’s decision in the abortion case Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization, reversing the landmark ruling on the abortion Roe versus Wade, in Washington, United States, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

At U.S. Pride parades, revelry turns to resistance after Roe reversal

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 (Reuters) – Pride celebrations held by LGBTQ communities across the United States this weekend took on a tone of outrage after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion and a wave of anti-transgender legislation. The weekend’s Pride events, which included Sunday parades in New York, Chicago, … Read more

U.S. confident Nato’s strategy document will be “strong” on China, official says

A general view of the White House in Washington, United States, October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States is confident NATO’s new strategy document will include “strong” language on China, a White House official said on Sunday, adding … Read more

REFILE-U.S. aims to raise $200 bln as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss developments in the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States aims to raise … Read more

Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are ‘walking a tightrope’

Abortion rights protesters protest the day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the abortion case Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization overturning the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade, in Washington, United States, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Shuran Huang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) – The top U.S. law … Read more