Trump expected to announce vehicle emissions rules review
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is set to formally announce a review of vehicle fuel efficiency rules locked in at the end of the Obama administration when he meets with automaker chiefs this week, according to two sources briefed on the matter. Trump will... Read more
Scottish leader demands new independence vote before Brexit
By Elisabeth O’Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union have become clearer. A vote that could rip apart the United Kingdom just months before Brexit... Read more
U.S. judge rules against tribes seeking to stop Dakota pipeline
By Timothy Gardner March 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against Native American tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline as their legal options narrow weeks before oil is set to flow on the project. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the... Read more
10 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Toronto
Equality. Progress. Change. Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day. This is a time for not only Canadians but people around the globe to celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for equality for women. This year, for Canada, the theme of the day is Equality Matters.... Read more
No deaths as avalanche sweeps past skiers in France’s Tignes
LYON, France, March 7 (Reuters) – No one was killed in an avalanche that swept past several skiers on Tuesday in Tignes, authorities in the French Alpine resort said. The avalanche was triggered shortly before 10 A.M. (0900 GMT) in an off-piste area of the vast resort and swept across a relatively easy... Read more
The biggest challenge facing women? Work, say men and women globally
Video courtesy of Thomson Reuter Foundation. By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world would be a better place for women if they had access to more and better quality jobs, according to a street survey of women and men in 10 countries in Europe,... Read more
Trump backs House Republican healthcare plan, aims to cut drug prices
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a draft U.S. House of Representatives Republican bill to repeal and replace the Obamacare healthcare law and said it was open to negotiation, adding that he was working on a system to cut drug prices.... Read more
Studies highlight gender, racial inequalities in medical profession
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers say. In one study, Dr. Julie Boiko of the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues found that women are underrepresented... Read more
Ireland may widen inquiry after “appalling” discovery of baby remains
DUBLIN, March 6 (Reuters) – Ireland will widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers if needed, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Monday, calling the discovery of long-dead babies at one home “truly appalling.” The remains of babies ranging from newborn to three-years-old were found in... Read more
Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year – WHO
LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Such unsanitary and polluted environments can... Read more