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Elena Berton

Caribbean Development Bank plans to help tackle trauma of Bahamas storm

06 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) plans to throw its weight behind mental health support for those hit by devastating Hurricane Dorian, besides offering more traditional financial assistance.

She beat the BBC, now reporter tackles FTSE pay gap

04 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carrie Gracie, an award-winning journalist who challenged the BBC over pay discrimination and won, is sending her campaigning book to the 94 men - and six women - who run Britain's biggest 100 companies to ram home her message on equality.

Melting Greenland to host first electric racing series

30 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Greenland will be one of five climate-threatened locations to host the first Extreme E championship in 2021, the pioneering all-electric off-road racing series said on Friday.

Melting Greenland to host first electric racing series

30 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Greenland will be one of five climate-threatened locations to host the first Extreme E championship in 2021, the pioneering all-electric off-road racing series said on Friday.

Tokyo named world's safest city, Amsterdam tops Europe ranking

29 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tokyo was named the world's safest city on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit, in an index ranking cities' ability to handle everything from climate disasters to cyber attacks.

Sicily lures visitors with 'ethical tourism' free of mafia taint

29 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has lured hordes of visitors in its 2,500-year history. Today, it is enticing ethical tourists who do not want to line the pockets of organized criminals.

FEATURE-Sicily lures visitors with 'ethical tourism' free of mafia taint

29 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has lured hordes of visitors in its 2,500-year history. Today, it is enticing ethical tourists who do not want to line the pockets of organised criminals.

'Dark year' for France as LGBT+ assaults hit record in 2018

14 May 2019

LONDON, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Physical attacks on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in France hit a record in 2018 in a "dark year" for the community, the support group SOS Homophobie said on Tuesday.

Companies urged to clean up their act on plastic as study shows deadly impact

14 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to a million people die every year in poor countries from illnesses caused by discarded waste and plastic pollution, researchers said on Tuesday, urging governments and consumer goods companies to clean up their act.

Same-sex couples and singles use of fertility treatment hits UK record

09 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More people in Britain are opting for fertility treatment with the fastest growth among same-sex couples, single women and surrogates, the fertility watchdog said on Thursday, as modern families become increasingly diverse.

World News

Hong Kong protests turn to violent clashes in two towns

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government messages posted in the Chinese-ruled city in more than three months of unrest.