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Women's campaigner outraged at lifting ban on British lord in harassment scandal

Nov 15 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A leading women's rights campaigner who went public to name a British lord for sexual harassment expressed outrage on Thursday after his ban from the upper house of parliament was overturned, fearing it would stop other victims from coming forward.

LGBT+ candidates make gains in U.S. elections

Nov 07 2018

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More LGBT+ candidates won in the U.S. midterm elections than ever before - and gender or sexual orientation was less of an issue than ever before, too, experts said.

Anti-slavery comic warns U.S. teens about 'wolves in the street'

Nov 01 2018

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new comic on Snapchat and Instagram aims to fight human trafficking in the United States by teaching children how they might be lured into slavery online, its author said on Thursday.

The next Great Game may be played for the North Pole

Dec 06 2016

Russia's aircraft carrier may be creaky, but its submarines are among the best in the business and they ply the currents beneath the Arctic at will - though not unchallenged. So, who's challenging Russia and what are the world's powers fighting over in the warming waters?

Podcast: The Kremlin had a plan - Donald Trump winning wasn't part of it

Nov 17 2016

During the 70-year reign of the Soviet Communist Party, the rest of the world played a game: Kremlinology.

Podcast: Is the U.S. at war? Sorry, that's classified

Oct 27 2016

U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are engaged in "kinetic warfare" – military jargon that means that bullets are flying – all over the world.

Podcast: The battle for Mosul and what comes after

Oct 19 2016

Like many cities in Iraq, Mosul's history is ancient. It got a mention by the ancient Greeks as far back as 401 B.C. It was a center of manufacturing and trade in the Middle Ages. It plays an important role in the oil trade today.

What the heck happened to Britain's Royal Navy?

Oct 12 2016

To say the Britain's Royal Navy is legendary is probably to undersell it. There have been thousands of books - fiction and non-fiction - written about its successes during the Napoleonic wars. Admiral Horatio Nelson is famed around the world. One of London's central squares is named for his victory against the combined French and Spanish fleets in 1805. Making the story that much richer, Nelson died of a bullet wound as it became clear that his daring plan had succeeded.

Podcast: Inside America's armed militias and the new civil war

Oct 06 2016

It didn't start or end with Timothy McVeigh killing 168 people and wounding more than 680 others by detonating a fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Podcast: When the 'War on Drugs' got literal, and how it could end

Oct 01 2016

The War on Drugs, declared during the Nixon administration, has become a shooting war. Every year brings new atrocities. More than 40 teachers massacred in Mexico under circumstances that are still unclear in 2014, entire towns held hostage.

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