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Car crashes deadlier as drivers speed during lockdowns

30 Jun 2020

LONDON Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows.

Car crashes deadlier as drivers speed during lockdowns

27 Jun 2020

LONDON Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows.

CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Car crashes deadlier as drivers speed during lockdowns

27 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 26 Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows.

Applications for asylum in EU plummet during pandemic

10 Jun 2020

Asylum applications in Europe fell to the lowest level in April for over a decade as borders closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, European Union figures show, compounding the challenges of people fleeing conflict and persecution.

COVID-19 takes unequal toll on immigrants in Nordic region

24 Apr 2020

The first person in Sadad Dakhare's two-bedroom apartment in Oslo, Norway, to show symptoms was his 4-year-old niece. Next, his mother, his sister and he himself fell ill. Then, about a week after his niece became sick, Dakhare heard his 76-year-old father coughing heavily.

Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

19 Sep 2019

LONDON By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers' market, a wildfire in California's Capay Valley had burned both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to pay out a sixth of his losses.

U.N. says women and babies at risk in Yemen as funds crunch forces clinics to shut

05 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations warned on Thursday that more than half its reproductive health facilities in war-hit Yemen would close by the end of this month, putting the lives of women and babies at risk, unless it got more funding.

Catastrophes set to drive 2020 reinsurance rates higher

03 Sep 2019

LONDON Big insurance losses from hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two years are set to push reinsurance renewal rates higher in January, ratings agencies said.

Third of UK's top companies to cut executive pensions - investor body

28 Aug 2019

LONDON Nearly a third of the companies in Britain's FTSE 100 index of blue chip firms have agreed to cut pension payments for executives, the Investment Association said on Wednesday, amid increasing scrutiny of the gap between bosses' and ordinary workers' pensions in Britain.

Vision Fund makes $110 million bet on renewable energy storage

15 Aug 2019

LONDON Softbank Group's Vision Fund has made its first foray into energy storage technology with a $110 million investment in Switzerland-based Energy Vault.

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