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Megacities get smart but concerns that leaving girls behind

16 Nov 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Megacities of the future will boast high-speed rail, superfast broadband, and green energy systems - but experts on Thursday said they were failing to leave space for one thing: girls.

Megacities get smart but concerns that leaving girls behind

16 Nov 2017

LONDON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Megacities of the future will boast high-speed rail, superfast broadband, and green energy systems - but experts on Thursday said they were failing to leave space for one thing: girls.

New U.N. powers to quiz firms in bloody battle over land rights

25 Oct 2017

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations official charged with defending human rights activists has gained new powers to question company directors in a bid to crack down on a worldwide surge in attacks on people who oppose their megaprojects.

INTERVIEW-New UN powers to quiz firms in bloody battle over land rights

25 Oct 2017

DUBLIN, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations official charged with defending human rights activists has gained new powers to question company directors in a bid to crack down on a worldwide surge in attacks on people who oppose their megaprojects.

U.N. executions expert: liberal development kills

18 Oct 2017

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations special rapporteur on Wednesday blamed neo-liberalism for unleashing violence worldwide, calling "the liberal vision for development" a killer in the community.

Older Britons joining army of young homeless: report

13 Oct 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain faces a ticking time bomb of old people sleeping rough, with more than 200 elderly people becoming homeless each month and their numbers set to spiral, local councils said in a report released on Friday.

Radical action vital to calm 'perfect storm': economist

12 Oct 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As disgruntled voters fall into the arms of promise-all populists, it is time for progressive politicians to get radical and tackle the "grotesque" inequalities that are fuelling extremism, according to economist Guy Standing.

INTERVIEW-Radical action vital to calm "perfect storm" - economist

12 Oct 2017

LONDON, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As disgruntled voters fall into the arms of promise-all populists, it is time for progressive politicians to get radical and tackle the "grotesque" inequalities that are fuelling extremism, according to economist Guy Standing.

'Capital of poverty': record number of working Londoners are poor according to report

09 Oct 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one in four Londoners, many of them in work, live in poverty due to stagnant wages and rapidly rising rents, according to a report released on Monday.

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