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Armenia gives go-ahead to gold mine blocked by green activists

2:21pm BST

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Anglo-American operator of a gold mine in Armenia that has been blocked for a year by environmental protesters said the government had given it the green light to restart work after a study found it posed no threat.

Park life boosts morale as much as Christmas, survey shows

5:07am BST

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts morale as much as Christmas among Twitter users.

No sex and drugs: Moscow regulates graffiti, but who owns the streets?

09 Aug 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Moscow has banned depictions of sex and drugs from its walls under new restrictions aimed at drawing a line between art and blight, but is drawing a mixed response from artists and stirring the debate on cities' role in regulating street art.

Kyrgyzstan halts work at Chinese gold mine after clashes

07 Aug 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Operations at a Chinese-owned gold mine in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan have been suspended after 20 people were hurt in clashes between workers and villagers worried about toxic spills, the Kyrgyz government said on Wednesday.

Factbox: Travel yes, marry no - What Saudi women still can't do

02 Aug 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From driving to traveling abroad, Saudi women have been granted new freedoms in recent years, as the Islamic kingdom eases restrictions seen by rights activists as repressive.

Russian women post bruised selfies to push for domestic violence law

25 Jul 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Russian women are posting selfies on social media with their faces covered in fake blood and bruises in an effort to push the government to pass a domestic violence law.

UPDATE 1-Russian women post bruised selfies to push for domestic violence law

25 Jul 2019

TBILISI, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Russian women are posting selfies on social media with their faces covered in fake blood and bruises in an effort to push the government to pass a domestic violence law.

Russian women post bruised selfies to push for domestic violence law

24 Jul 2019

TBILISI, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Russian women are posting selfies on social media with their faces covered in fake blood and bruises in an effort to push the government to pass a domestic violence law.

'Took away our identity': Google Maps puzzles residents with new neighborhood names

04 Jul 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Home to a Peach Street, an Orange Street and a Lemon Street, the Fruit Belt district of Buffalo, New York, has been known by that name since German settlers planted orchards there in the 1800s.

FEATURE-'Took away our identity': Google Maps puzzles residents with new neighbourhood names

04 Jul 2019

TBILISI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Home to a Peach Street, an Orange Street and a Lemon Street, the Fruit Belt district of Buffalo, New York, has been known by that name since German settlers planted orchards there in the 1800s.

World News

EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.