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Trafficking victims in Europe forced into life of crime

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Linh, a 14-year-old Vietnamese girl, is found in a cannabis farm during a police raid in the Netherlands.

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New Yorkers fled to suburbs but offspring seek city life: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the 1950s to the 1980s, families in the New York City area fled to the outer suburbs, but their offspring are heading back in droves to eight counties that make up the...

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U.S. government lawsuits target transgender discrimination in workplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal...

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Clooney and Alamuddin cap weekend nuptials with civil ceremony

VENICE (Reuters) - American screen idol George Clooney and Lebanese-born human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin formalized their marriage in a civil ceremony in Venice on Monday, after a weekend of...

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Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids: U.S. study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.

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Record number of migrant deaths at sea, in deserts this year: IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 4,077 migrants have died already this year crossing deserts and seas worldwide, three-quarters of them in perilous journeys across the Mediterranean trying to reach...

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Young EU farmers struggle as Russian sanctions bite

CAMPOSANTO Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The neat rows of manicured trees seem a world away from the barricades of eastern Ukraine, but political tensions between the European Union and Russia...

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Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (Reuters) - Oblong cut-outs, oversized buckles and a utilitarian aesthetic were the defining features of Stella McCartney's 2015 summer collection in Paris on Monday.

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German government condemns pictures showing refugees abused

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Monday condemned suspected cases of abuse against refugees in which asylum-seekers were maltreated by security guards and even forced to lie in a bed...

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Repeal law punishing gay sex with lashes in Indonesia's Aceh, says Amnesty

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amnesty International called for an immediate repeal of a new law in the Indonesian province of Aceh punishing anyone caught having gay sex or extramarital sex...

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Full plates fight prejudice in Hungary restaurant

SZEKSZARD Hungary (Reuters) - Waitress Maria Kecskemeti says working with people is a daily challenge, requiring much skill and empathy.

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Philippine anti-graft court orders seizure of Marcos paintings

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine anti-corruption court on Monday ordered the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos surrender eight paintings by famous European artists, declaring they had been...

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Costs, politics erode chances for a Tokyo casino by 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government...

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Behind wall of police, Serbia hosts first gay Pride since 2010

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Gay rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in four years on Sunday, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security...

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Two popes attend gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican on Sunday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and...

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Obesity research takes high-tech twist at Florida school

ST. PETERSBURG Fla. (Reuters) - Freshmen at Florida's Lakewood High School lined up against gold and black gymnasium mats on Friday to have their height and weight measured, an assessment to launch a...

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George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) - The world's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single on Saturday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in...

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Cuba aborts plan to create perfumes for Che Guevara and Chavez

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has aborted plans to develop fragrances in honor of the late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project...

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George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) - The world's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single on Saturday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in...

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Gaultier ready-to-wear goodbye is glittery beauty pageant in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Bouffant wigs and white boots, French sailor stripes, a silver sequin staircase and a disco beat kicked off Jean Paul Gaultier's au revoir to the world of ready-to-wear in Paris on...

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Clintons say granddaughter Charlotte's life off to 'good start'

(Reuters) - Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl, she said in a statement on social media, giving former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton their first...

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Cuba aborts plan to create perfumes for Che Guevara and Chavez

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has aborted plans to develop fragrances in honor of the late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project...

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Indonesia's Aceh introduces whipping as punishment for gay sex

BANDA ACEH Indonesia (Reuters) - The Indonesian province of Aceh on Saturday approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes, a lawmaker said.

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New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's

ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) - Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.

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Filmmaker stars Bethlehem as model of diversity in Middle East

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, she had no idea she would end up running a campaign to put the...





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