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Sonia Elks

As COVID-19 hits holiday plans, deprived UK coastal towns see opportunity

Jun 14 2021

MARGATE, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is early afternoon on a weekday and clouds are forecast in the English seaside town of Margate, but day-trippers dot the wide crescent beach and town centre cafes are doing a brisk trade in oysters, ice cream and speciality coffees.

Digital divide: How to unmute climate voices in poorer nations

May 31 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambian climate campaigner Precious Kalombwana was thrilled to take part in an online training workshop with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. But when she wanted to speak, a shaky internet connection meant no one could hear her.

Rocked by new sex claims, World Health Organization appeals for information

May 20 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facing scrutiny over new claims of sexual abuse by its workers, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged anyone with information to come forward so that action can be taken.

UPDATE 1-Rocked by new sex claims, World Health Organization appeals for information

May 19 2021

LONDON, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facing scrutiny over new claims of sexual abuse by its workers, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged anyone with information to come forward so that action can be taken.

Rocked by new sex claims, World Health Organization appeals for information

May 19 2021

LONDON, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facing scrutiny over new claims of sexual abuse by its workers, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged anyone with information to come forward so that action can be taken.

Whore no more: Italian dictionary scraps 'sexist' definitions of a woman

May 14 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Italian dictionary has revised its "sexist" definition of a woman - dropping negative words including "whore" and "bitch" from the list of synonyms following a high-profile campaign for change.

COVID-19 seen slowing city shift to green transport

May 05 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fears of the novel coronavirus are driving commuters off public transport and back to the car, researchers said on Wednesday, urging cities to respond quickly to changing habits and lure travellers to green options.

Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth

May 05 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life.

FEATURE-'Round the corner from God': London bus brings COVID-19 vaccines to Ramadan faithful

Apr 29 2021

* Mobile clinic visits London mosques to offer COVID-19 vaccines

'Climate dividends' can help cut emissions and poverty, researchers say

Apr 27 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Handing 5% of the money rich nations raise from carbon emissions charges to Sub-Saharan Africa would counter the impact of rising prices on the world's poorest people, researchers said on Tuesday.

World News

Wide gulf, slim hopes as Putin and Biden begin summit

With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office.