Wednesday, May 22, 2019


An artist works on a sand sculpture representing part of nativity scene in St. Peter's square at the Vatican

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square Gets 720-ton Sand Nativity Scene

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters)  The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is...
People watch the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in the Manhattan borough of New York

Festive Fun or Festive Fail? Christmas Classics Cause Offence

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Music is as much a part of the Christmas season as nativity scenes, snow and Santa grottos But some seasonal...
A woman and children cast their shadows as they stroll in the sunshine on the Southbank in London

Traveller Women in Britain Risk Abuse and Isolation

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Roma and traveller women in Britain face high levels of domestic abuse and rarely seek help beyond their close-knit...
Slush: Hive, School for Coders

Finnish Game Maker Supercell Launches Free Coding School to Combat Labor...

HELSINKI (Reuters)  Finland's Supercell, maker of the Clash of Clans mobile game, said on Wednesday it would fund a new software programming school free of...
An activist wearing a mask depicting Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates during the European Union finance ministers meeting, outside the EU headquarters in Brussels

EU Ministers Fail to Break Digital Tax Deadlock

By Leigh Thomas BRUSSELS (Reuters)  European Union finance ministers failed to agree a tax on digital revenues on Tuesday, despite a last minute Franco-German plan to...
Italy police arrest alleged new mafia boss in Sicily

Italy Police Arrest Alleged New Mafia Boss in Sicily

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Italy (Reuters)  Police arrested the suspected new head of the Sicilian mafia and 45 other alleged gangsters on Tuesday, dealing a major...