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Tom Finn

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

Nov 06 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe's largest technology conference found on Wednesday, but female leaders said the multi-trillion dollar industry was still failing to put them in its boardrooms.

U.S. rapper Jaden Smith implores young climate activists to involve parents

Nov 04 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people rallying to fight climate change should engage their parents, U.S rapper and actor Jaden Smith said on Monday, urging eco-conscious adolescents to try to influence the views of adults at home.

Spreading human rights around the world, one AI at a time?

Oct 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and a campaigner for LGBT+ rights, cannot be in all places at all times.

African refugees held captive in Libya to go to Rwanda - UNHCR

Sep 10 2019

NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to Rwanda as part of urgent efforts to relocate people as conflict rages in the north African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. | Video

Activist Greta Thunberg releases climate track with UK band as heatwave stuns Britain

Jul 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Britain sweltered in record heat on Thursday, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg released a track with one of the country's biggest bands calling for "civil disobedience" in response to climate change.

'It shames us all': Rwandan genocide survivor says Myanmar persecution a repeat of history

Jul 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and is a "shame on the world's conscience".

Slumbering FX confounds traders, prompts fear of rude awakening

Jun 27 2019

LONDON Currency markets are so listless, the head of European foreign exchange sales at Nomura has taken to selling bonds instead.

Pound near five-month lows vs euro as UK leadership race begins

Jun 13 2019

LONDON The pound held near a five-month low against the euro on Thursday after Boris Johnson won by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

Pound poised for biggest drop in a month on weak data

Jun 10 2019

LONDON The pound was on track for its biggest daily slide in a month on Monday after data showed the British economy slowed sharply in April with the manufacturing sector proving to be a weak spot as a results of Brexit uncertainty.

CORRECTED-FOREX-Euro heads for best week in 2019 before U.S. jobs data

Jun 07 2019

LONDON, June 7 The euro was headed for its best week since September on Friday, largely due to weakness in the dollar which could fall later in the day if U.S. jobs data disappoints.

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