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Georgia's first pride event kicks off amid tensions, threats

19 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Georgia's first LGBT+ pride event will kick off on Wednesday, with tensions running high after religious leaders asked authorities to ban it and ultra-nationalist groups issued threats.

Georgian baywatch: First female lifeguards make a splash for equality

14 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swimmers in distress off Georgia's Black Sea coast are set to experience a first this summer - being rescued by a woman.

Georgian baywatch: First female lifeguards make a splash for equality

14 Jun 2019

TBILISI, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swimmers in distress off Georgia's Black Sea coast are set to experience a first this summer - being rescued by a woman.

Nuclear wasteland selfies draw ire as tourists flock to Chernobyl

12 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of selfie-taking tourists at Chernobyl - one wearing little more than her underwear - in the wake of a hit TV series on the world's worst nuclear disaster has sparked anger, with the show's author urging more respect for the dead.

Gold of contention: Armenia land dispute in spotlight as government steps in

06 Jun 2019

JERMUK, Armenia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tonnes of gold that lie under a snow-capped mountain in Armenia have locked locals and international investors in a bitter land dispute, with the country's new government being watched closely in coming weeks as it tries to resolve the conflict.

FEATURE-Gold of contention: Armenia land dispute in spotlight as government steps in

06 Jun 2019

JERMUK, Armenia, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T onnes of gold that lie under a snow-capped mountain in Armenia have locked locals and international investors in a bitter land dispute, with the country's new government being watched closely in coming weeks as it tries to resolve the conflict.

Georgia's first Pride march will go ahead, organizers vow after threats

03 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Organizers of Georgia's first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital despite a government warning that such a gathering would be "impossible" following threats from far-right groups.

Georgia's first Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

03 Jun 2019

TBILISI, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Organisers of Georgia's first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital despite a government warning that such a gathering would be "impossible" following threats from far-right groups.

Fury as Russian company tells women workers to stop wearing the trousers

31 May 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A company's offer of extra payments for women who wear a skirt or a dress to work has sparked a furious backlash in Russia, with feminists calling it a return to the Middle Ages.

Melting glaciers threaten Asia's drought buffer, scientists warn

29 May 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries from India to Kazakhstan are far more dependent on melting glaciers for water than previously thought, particularly in summer droughts, scientists said on Wednesday, warning that rising temperatures were threatening supply.

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