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Britain rebuffs call for 'fast fashion' levy to tackle labor abuse, waste

18 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's government rejected calls on Tuesday from parliamentarians to introduce a new levy on clothing sales to help tackle labor abuses and environmental damage in the country's fashion industry.

Britain rebuffs call for 'fast fashion' levy to tackle labour abuse, waste

18 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's government rejected calls on Tuesday from parliamentarians to introduce a new levy on clothing sales to help tackle labour abuses and environmental damage in the country's fashion industry.

MSF reports sharp rise in sexual abuse and misconduct complaints

18 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of complaints of sexual abuse, harassment and other unacceptable behavior against field workers at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) almost doubled last year, the medical aid organization said on Monday.

China is harvesting organs from Falun Gong members, finds expert panel

17 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts said on Monday as they invited further investigations into a potential genocide.

Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen

14 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them, researchers said on Friday.

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years

12 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change poses a threat to peace in countries around the world in the coming decade, according to an annual peace index released on Wednesday that factored in the risk from global warming for the first time.

British abuse victim who killed husband will not face murder retrial

07 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British woman who killed her husband with a hammer after suffering years of domestic abuse will not face a retrial, prosecutors said on Friday, a decision women's rights groups hailed as a "landmark moment".

Swipe right for testing: gay dating app helps fight rising HIV in Bulgaria

07 Jun 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an LGBT+ charity wanted to do something about soaring rates of HIV among gay men in socially conservative Bulgaria, they turned to an unlikely ally - the dating app Grindr.

Swipe right for testing: gay dating app helps fight rising HIV in Bulgaria

07 Jun 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an LGBT+ charity wanted to do something about soaring rates of HIV among gay men in socially conservative Bulgaria, they turned to an unlikely ally - the dating app Grindr.

FEATURE-Swipe right for testing: gay dating app helps fight rising HIV in Bulgaria

07 Jun 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an LGBT+ charity wanted to do something about soaring rates of HIV among gay men in socially conservative Bulgaria, they turned to an unlikely ally - the dating app Grindr.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.