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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Politics

Politics
Moldavians dressed in traditional costume dance during opening ceremony of The National Wine Festival in Chisinau

Poor Man of Europe Lures Home Wannabe Millionaires

By Thin Lei Win and Inna Lazareva ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  In a bid to kickstart hope and growth, the poorest country in Europe has found...
A woman holds a Union flag umbrella in front of the Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament in London

British Lawmaker Comes Out as HIV Positive to Tackle Stigma

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A British lawmaker came out as HIV positive in a speech to parliament on Thursday, saying he wanted to...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico

Mexican Opium Poppy Crop Rose by A Fifth from 2015-2017 –...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters)  Mexican cultivation of opium poppies used to make heroin rose 21 percent from mid-2015 to mid-2017, a new report showed, possibly reflecting...
A homeless person sleeps on a bus stop bench in downtown Los Angeles

G20 in Grip of “Collective Amnesia” Told to Fix Housing Crisis

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Leaders of the world's richest countries must urgently fix the global housing crisis and stop treating residential property as...
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard followed by family members at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Former President George H.W. Bush Laid to Rest in Texas

By Loren Elliott COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters)  Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on...
People cool off in water fountains in Nice as hot summer temperatures continue and authorities maintain a heat wave alert in France

Global Temperatures on Track for 3-5 Degree Rise by 2100 –...

GENEVA (Reuters) Global temperatures are on course for a 3-5 degrees Celsius (5.4-9.0 degrees Fahrenheit) rise this century, far overshooting a global target of limiting...
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