Society / Social Issues

EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

Published 10/12/2018

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting [more…]

New leader nets German conservatives a 3-point poll gain

New leader nets German conservatives a 3-point poll gain

Published 10/12/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives gained support in a poll published on Monday after her Christian Democrats (CDU) chose centrist Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer [more…]

In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards

In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards

Published 10/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the old days, longtime employees in the United States were honored with a gold watch after 30 years or so [more…]

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Published 10/12/2018

JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks [more…]

Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters) - Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down on Thursday from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony after “insensitive words” about gays he tweeted in the past [more…]

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Published 04/12/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but [more…]

Beyonce leads all-star line-up at Mandela tribute concert

Beyonce leads all-star line-up at Mandela tribute concert

Published 03/12/2018

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thousands turned out on Sunday for a concert in Johannesburg to honor the life of Nelson Mandela, with Beyonce leading an all-star [more…]

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Published 29/11/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The squabbling residents of a dilapidated building at risk of collapse serve as an allegory for Lebanon’s political and religious divisions in [more…]

Medicine or vice? Socially screened funds struggle to define…

Medicine or vice? Socially screened funds struggle to define…

Published 27/11/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Is marijuana a medicine or a vice? The $8 trillion U.S. socially responsible investment industry is grappling with that question as [more…]

In Beirut play, audience relives stories of rape survivors

In Beirut play, audience relives stories of rape survivors

Published 25/11/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - As a child, Riham would wake up at night to her half-brother molesting her. Now she is one of seven women recounting [more…]