Australia ousts Tories after nine years, Albanese will be Prime Minister

Key climate issue as Tories punished in city seats Morrison steps down as Liberal Party leader after defeat Greens and “teal” independents are doing well Treasurer Frydenberg looks set to lose his seat SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party was set to end nearly a decade of Tory rule as the government was … Read more

Hindu women press for access to Indian mosque, in latest dispute

Rakhi Singh, Sita Sahu and Laxmi Devi, three of the five petitioners who filed a plea to pray every day before a goddess idol and relics inside the Gyanvapi Mosque, speak with the media after leaving the mosque in Varanasi, India, May 14, 2022. Picture taken May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Join now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Thousands line up for petrol and gas in Sri Lanka amid food shortage warnings

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people lined up for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation is battling a devastating economic crisis. Lines have formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000, … Read more

Voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina test Trump’s influence in midterm primaries

PHILADELPHIA, May 17 (Reuters) – Voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina picked candidates in critical U.S. Senate and governorship contests on Tuesday, providing another test of former President Donald Trump’s influence over the Republican voters ahead of this year’s midterm elections. President Joe Biden’s fellow Democrats are battling to hold on to their slim majorities … Read more

Explainer: Why Indonesia’s Palm Oil Export Ban Hasn’t Cooled Cooking Oil Prices

May 17 (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil, has since April 28 halted shipments of edible oil in a bid to flood the domestic market with supplies to control the surge in cooking oil price. Despite these harsh policies that have shaken edible oil markets and cost hundreds of millions of … Read more

North Korea mobilizes military, steps up tracing amid COVID surge

SEOUL, May 17 (Reuters) – North Korea has mobilized its military to distribute COVID medicine and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients, as it battles a wave of coronavirus , state media KCNA reported on Tuesday. The isolated country is grappling with its first recognized COVID-19 outbreak, which it confirmed … Read more

Buffalo supermarket massacre suspect visited town in March, police say

BUFFALO, NY, May 16 (Reuters) – The 18-year-old man charged in the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, visited the city in March and the day before the rampage, police said on Monday, as public figures denounced the suspect’s racist ideology and the spread of white supremacy. The FBI said Payton Gendron, 18, who … Read more

Thousands of people demonstrate across the United States to launch a “summer of rage” to defend the right to abortion

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday to express anger over fears that the Roe v. Wade case that legalizing abortion nationwide from being struck down by the United States Supreme Court. The protests to begin what organizers have called a “summer of rage” are … Read more