Trump signs revised travel ban order, leaves Iraq off
By Steve Holland and Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the... Read more
Age no bar: elderly Indian women go to school for the first time
By Rina Chandran PHANGANE, India, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A little before 2 pm each day, when residents of Phangane village in India’s Maharashtra state usually take a quick nap in the heat of the day, elderly women in bright pink sarees head towards a colorful hut,... Read more
South Korea suggests North’s suspension from UN over airport killing
By Stephanie Nebehay and Joseph Sipalan GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Reuters) – South Korea called for “collective measures” to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder... Read more
Vienna zoo panda twins venture outside for the first time
VIENNA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Twin panda cubs Fu Feng and Fu Ban have emerged from their indoor enclosure at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo and explored shrubs and a tree trunk climbing frame outdoors. The brother and sister, born to Yang Yang in August, were kept out of the public... Read more
U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Jewish community centers and schools in at least 11 U.S. states reported getting bomb threats on Monday, the JCC Association of North America said, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of... Read more
Admiral in line to replace Flynn as U.S. national security adviser
By John Walcott and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – A senior naval officer who served under President Donald Trump’s Defense Secretary James Mattis is the leading candidate to replace Michael Flynn after the national security adviser resigned under pressure over his conversations with a Russian diplomat, two... Read more
French presidential challenger Emmanuel Macron target of Russian ‘fake news’ says party chief
PARIS, Feb. 13 (Reuters) – French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is being targeted by Russian media and internet attacks from within Russia with the goal of helping the election campaigns of his pro-Moscow rivals, his party chief said on Monday. The comments by Richard Ferrand, secretary-general of Macron’s En Marche!... Read more
DeVos becomes U.S. education secretary
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her. The tie-breaking vote,... Read more
Toronto joins #NoMuslimBan movement
#NoMuslimBan Protest in Toronto by Fallon Hewitt on Exposure Read more
What the Women’s March on Washington taught me
Before I attended the Women’s March in Washington, I was filled with euphoria. The thought that I would be among thousands from all over North America marching in a strong show of support for the rights and equality of women made me feel blissful. I was going to be... Read more