Society / Social Issues

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy’s ‘Captain’ builds…

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy’s ‘Captain’ builds…

Published 18/10/2018

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy [more…]

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Published 12/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into [more…]

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Published 08/10/2018

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) - China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

Director Boyle calls on Britons to mark Armistice Day with beach art

Director Boyle calls on Britons to mark Armistice Day with beach art

Published 05/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle has called on Britons to mark the upcoming centenary since the end of World War One by [more…]

Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs, smart enzymes

Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs, smart enzymes

Published 04/10/2018

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to generate [more…]

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

Published 02/10/2018

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology [more…]

FBI probe is the next battle in war over Kavanaugh

FBI probe is the next battle in war over Kavanaugh

Published 01/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an [more…]

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel…

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel…

Published 01/10/2018

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about [more…]

Kenyan children’s musical roars in to U.S. for off-Broadway premiere

Kenyan children’s musical roars in to U.S. for off-Broadway premiere

Published 01/10/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Feathery costumes, multi-colored makeup and East African instruments are packed into boxes, ready for shipping as Kenya’s National Theatre prepares to take [more…]