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Adela Suliman

Naturalist Attenborough optimistic U.S. will rejoin global climate pact

Oct 07 2018

CHELTENHAM, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British naturalist David Attenborough said on Saturday he was hopeful that the United States would return to an international climate deal to tackle global warning as denying climate change and its impacts would be "catastrophic".

Public hits back at 'hostile architecture' in European cities

Sep 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Short, sharp spikes in a doorway, thick curved arms dividing a public bench to stop people sleeping there, metal railings demarcating a park - such designs are an increasingly common sight on Europe's streets.

Britain 'failing' its itinerant traveler communities: lawmakers

Sep 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is "failing" its itinerant traveler communities by not providing them with safe places to live, lawmakers and charities said on Tuesday.

Elite London schools draw foreign home buyers to capital

Sep 06 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy foreigners are spending billions of pounds on homes near London's top private schools, even as demand for prime property in the British capital falters, new research has found.

Building hope: art triumphs over war at London Design Biennale

Sep 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maps of destroyed Yazidi shrines and flat-pack emergency shelters were among exhibits focusing on the destructive legacy of war at the London Design Biennale which opened on Tuesday.

Not our Notting Hill, carnival goers lament UK gentrification

Aug 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With sequins, spice and Soca, London will celebrate its Afro-Caribbean heritage at this weekend's Notting Hill carnival but locals worry that Europe's largest street festival has lost it soul to gentrification.

Saplings vie with skyscrapers to transform London horizon

Aug 16 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Home to 8 million trees and hundreds of high-rise towers, London is adding 40,000 trees to its skyline in a bid to turn the sprawling British metropolis into a "national park city".

High-tech Tokyo tops list of world's most innovative cities

Aug 10 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tokyo topped a list of the world's most innovative cities on Friday, leapfrogging London and New York after embracing the "globe-shaking trends of robotics and 3D manufacturing".

From family feuds to survival sex, Britain's gay homeless hardest hit

Aug 09 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soon after coming out as gay to his family, 16-year-old Samuel slept over at a friend's house one night and never returned home, preferring to live with drug dealers, under archways and sofa-surfing than feel excluded at home.

From London to New York, sleep pods offer exhausted commuters 'oasis of peace'

Aug 07 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with long, tiring commutes that make it impossible to go home until the end of the day and rushing to keep up with the fast pace of modern city living, Londoners are paying to sleep.

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