Americas News Stories
US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists
NAIROBI, Kenya--The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning...
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Netflix’s ‘Money Heist: Korea’ Is ‘Squid Game’ Meets a Cheesy Heist Movie
As casual viewers and dedicated binge-watchers alike know, there’s simply too much TV these days—both in terms of the number of shows, and the length of their copious installments. On the heels of Stranger Things’ bloated fourth season, that overabundance is now also seen via Money Heist: Korea...
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Rage, Despair, Tears Fill Streets Across US as Thousands Protest Roe Reversal
Reactions came fast and furious Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to an abortion. Anger and dismay erupted first outside the Supreme Court moments after the...
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World’s dirtiest oil and gas fields are in Russia, Turkmenistan and Texas
Oil and natural gas fields in Russia, Turkmenistan and Texas are the most climate-damaging on Earth, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis that looks at greenhouse-gas emissions across entire supply chains and finds they vary widely. The dirtiest fields emit more than 10 times as much carbon...
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Ecuador president: Indigenous leader is trying to stage coup
Ecuador's president charged Friday that the Indigenous leader heading a nationwide strike is seeking to stage a coup and warned he will use all legal tools to contain the violence unleashed by the demonstrations. In televised remarks, President Guillermo Lasso said Leonidas Iza, leader of the...
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US recession would be 'necessary price' to defeat inflation: IMF chief
(MENAFN- AFP) With inflation rising sharply, and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, the United States is facing an increased risk of a downturn, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said...
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Supreme Court Ends 50 Years of Abortion Rights by Overturning Roe V. Wade
On Friday, The Supreme Court overruled Roe V. Wade, terminating the constitutional right of women to abortion. Roe V. Wade was put in place nearly 50 years ago. The ruling will now result in total bans of abortion in nearly half of the states in America....
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UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’ due to global food shortage
The head of the United Nations has warned that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruption caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an...
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Havana Syndrome victims to get six-figure compensation
The State Department is reportedly set to dole out large sums to officials and family members experiencing the mystery ailment The US government will soon compensate those suffering from the 'Havana Syndrome' - a cluster of unexplained symptoms reported by some overseas officials and their relatives...
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US Senators urge direct US involvement in Abu Akleh killing probe
Twenty-four United States senators have called on President Joe Biden to ensure direct involvement from Washington in the investigation of the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces. The latest appeal from US legislators comes after the Biden administration backtracked...
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