Lin Taylor

FEATURE-Swimming for all? Poolside or at the beach, ethnic minorities face barriers

Jul 13 2021

LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen Peigh Asante suffered a running injury at the age of 27, doctors said his recovery would be aided by swimming - something neither he, nor anyone else in his British-Ghanaian family, had ever learned to do.

Defying Chinese surveillance, young Uyghurs abroad speak up online

May 04 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unwinding for the evening in her Washington, D.C. flat, Uyghur activist Jewher Ilham often has two thoughts as she turns on her laptop: What should I watch tonight? And will I be interrupted by Chinese hackers again?

Caitlyn Jenner says she opposes trans girls in female school sports

May 02 2021

LONDON, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic gold medal winner and transgender activist, said on Sunday she did not support trans girls competing in female school sports as world sporting bodies debate whether trans women hold an unfair advantage.

Coroner urges UK to clean up toxic air after London girl's death

Apr 21 2021

LONDON, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A coroner on Wednesday urged Britain to adopt legally-binding air quality targets to save lives, after a landmark ruling found air pollution contributed to the death of a London schoolgirl.

Only half of women in developing world in charge of their own bodies - UN

Apr 14 2021

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only about half of women and girls in developing countries are able to make decisions over their own bodies such as whether they want to have sex, seek healthcare and use contraception, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Want to create 5 million green jobs? Invest in public transport in cities

Mar 30 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a world reeling from the impact of COVID-19, investing in public transport could create 4.6 million jobs by 2030 and cut transport emissions, mayors in some 100 cities said on Tuesday.

World running out of time to tackle climate change, Prince Charles says

Mar 18 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is running out of time to tackle climate change, Prince Charles, the 72-year-old heir to the British throne, said on Thursday, as Britain pledges to reach net zero by 2050.

Malala Yousafzai says educate girls to fight climate change

Mar 12 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Keeping girls in school and taking young climate leaders seriously are keys to tackling climate change, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said on Friday.

Women share safety tips as London murder case stokes anxiety

Mar 11 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The discovery of suspected human remains by police searching for a missing 33-year-old London woman has triggered an outpouring on social media about violence against women, amid record low rape convictions in Britain.

Women finance firm directors earn 66% less than men in UK, study finds

Feb 28 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female directors at Britain's biggest financial services firms earn 66% less than their male counterparts on average, research showed on Monday, despite a rise in the number of women on company boards in recent years.

World News

Venezuelan government suspends negotiations with opposition

CARACAS/PRAIA (Reuters) -Venezuela on Saturday said it would suspend negotiations with the opposition that were set to resume this weekend, after Cape Verde extradited Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a Venezuelan envoy, to the United States on money laundering charges.