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World 08 Apr 2021 | 11:32 AM

Australia to scrap harassment exemption for judges and politicians

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as his government struggles to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff.

World 26 Mar 2021 | 2:06 AM

EU export restrictions on COVID shots would be 'lose-lose' situation - Pfizer executive

ZURICH (Reuters) - European Union export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines would result in a 'lose-lose' situation for everyone, including EU members, a Pfizer executive said, a day after the bloc tightened oversight of shot deliveries beyond its borders.

World 25 Mar 2021 | 3:02 PM

Factbox: Myanmar military companies to be sanctioned by U.S

(Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose sanctions on two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar's military over its Feb. 1 coup and deadly crackdown on demonstrators, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

World 24 Mar 2021 | 11:32 AM

Factbox: Decades of calls for gun control in U.S., but little action

(Reuters) - Monday's shooting in Boulder, Colorado, spurred a new round of calls for federal action on gun control, with President Joe Biden urging Congress to swiftly pass legislation. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Biden was also "considering a range" of executive actions designed to stop gun violence.