Stacey Abrams on abortion rights: Politically motivated restrictions 'make no sense'
Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, joins Yahoo News National Reporter Marquise Francis to discuss her views on the state-level battles over abortion access. “It is a medical decision, and while your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else,” Abrams tells Yahoo News. “It should always be that abortion care is available until a fetus is viable, unless that viability threatens the life of the mother.”news.yahoo.com
1 killed, 13 injured in massive warehouse fire near Moscow
A massive fire engulfed a warehouse outside Moscow on Wednesday, killing at least one person, injuring 13 others and leaving two missing, officials said. The fire, at a warehouse belonging to Russia's leading online retailer, Ozon, affected an area of 50,000 square meters (540,000 square feet). Emergencies officials said that one person died in the fire, and Moscow region Gov. Andrei Vorobyov said that two people are unaccounted-for.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: Kansas voters reject amending constitution on abortion
Kansas voters voted to protect abortion rights as the issue faced its first test at the ballot box since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Also, fresh threats from China against the United States, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits leaders in Taiwan. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
Eight cruise missiles fired at Ukraine in just one day cost Russia almost US$100 million
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA - WEDNESDAY, 3 AUGUST 2022, 15:06 The launch of eight Kh-101 (Kh-555) missiles on Ukraine by the occupying forces on 2 August cost Russia almost US$100 million. Source: Oleh Nikolenko, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on Twitter; Forbes Ukraine Quote from Nikolenko: "Putin is consigning Russia to poverty with his criminal war, instead of investing in its future.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville’s sister city organization defends connection to Russian city amid criticism from Ukrainian president
The head of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association told News4JAX Tuesday that even though the partnership between the cities of Jacksonville, Florida and Murmansk, Russia has been ‘dormant’ since 2017, the preservation of their ‘sister city’ should be upheld.
World Bank dims outlook for global economy amid Russia war
The World Bank has sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and concerns about the potential return of “stagflation” — a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth unseen for more than four decades.
This week in photos: Destruction continues, U.S. to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China as the war wages on
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is aiming to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order from China.