Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader
Russia's Foreign Ministry has rejected a British claim that Russia is seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate.
With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions
State-by-state battles over the future of abortion are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions based on laws in Texas and Mississippi and some Democratic-led states are working to preserve access.
Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate
A U.S. judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden’s requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19.
New step to curb tech giants' power advanced by Senate panel
Congress has taken a new step toward reining in the market dominance of Big Tech. Bipartisan legislation advanced by a Senate panel would bar the dominant online platforms from favoring their own goods and services over those of rivals on the platforms.
US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine
Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons to Kyiv.
Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month
The Austrian government on Sunday presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which it said will now apply to all residents age 18 and over, rather than 14 as originally intended. The government announced nearly two months ago that it would implement a general vaccine mandate early this year, becoming the first European country to do so. Chancellor Karl Nehammer said there had been concern about teenagers being punished, hence the change in the lower age limit.news.yahoo.com
Senate poised to reject Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill to impose sanctions over Russian pipeline project
The White House said Thursday it “strongly opposes” the measure, which it argued “would only serve to undermine unity amongst our European allies at a crucial moment” as Russia threatens Ukraine.washingtonpost.com
President Biden to speak about U.S. response to Omicron as COVID variant continues to spread
President Biden will provide an update on the U.S. response to the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron as cases continue to spread around the world. This comes amid a crucial few weeks for the president as he tries to pass his social spending plan and a government shutdown looms. Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.news.yahoo.com
Interfaith love a risk as India nationalism surges
Arbaz Mullah's love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. The romance so angered relatives of Kumbhar, a Hindu, that they allegedly hired members of a hardline Hindu nationalist group to kill the 24-year-old Mullah, who was Muslim. (Nov. 29)news.yahoo.com