US off-duty officer charged with assault at Rhode Island abortion rights protest – National

A Rhode Island police officer accused of beating a woman during an off-duty abortion protest has now been charged in connection with Friday’s demonstration at the State House. In a press release on Saturday night, state police said 35-year-old Providence patrol Jeann Lugo was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Jennifer Rourke, the chairman … Read more

G7 summit: Climate targets could conflict with Russian invasion fallout – National

G7 leaders opened their summit Sunday with a discussion on shaping the global economy at a time when conflict and unrest is pushing up prices and access to important goods around the world. Trudeau arrived in Germany on Sunday after spending four days at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. He was … Read more

‘Stop financing wars’: G7 protesters demand concrete action – National

About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven Leading Economic Powers on Saturday prepared for their annual meeting in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which this year holds the rotating presidency of the G7. Organizers had hoped to mobilize up to 20,000 protesters in the Bavarian city and were disappointed by the … Read more

Biden embarks on journey to Europe to forge alliances against Russia

President Joe Biden is out to support the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no signs of abating and its aftershocks affect the global food industry. – and energy supply are deepening. Biden first attends a meeting of … Read more

Russia claims Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after one of the war’s bloodiest battles – National

Russian forces took full control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, confirming the biggest setback on the Kiev battlefield for more than a month after weeks of some of the war’s bloodiest fighting. Ukraine called its withdrawal from the city a “tactical withdrawal” to fight from higher ground in … Read more

Overthrow of Roe v Wade a ‘step back for women’ in the US

Deputy Liberal Leader Sussan Ley says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling on abortion rights is a “step back for women” in the United States. “I come back to two things on this subject. One is that education for young women, rural and regional women and women from … Read more

Commonwealth Stops Condemning Russia As Trudeau Prepares For G7 – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the G7 in Germany on Saturday without a Commonwealth consensus to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but with a chorus of countries clamoring for help to overcome the effects of the war. Trudeau and Foreign Minister Melanie Joly arrived on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, for a meeting of … Read more

Proponents and opponents of abortion rights seek next step after overthrow of Roe v. Wade

Americans took stock one day after the Supreme Court overturned a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, as states began enacting bans and proponents and enemies of abortion rights charted their next steps. The deep emotion unleashed by Friday’s decision sparked protests and prayer vigils across the country, with Arizona lawmakers even hiding for a while … Read more