Tokyo, Japan/Seoul, South Korea
Reuters

Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea.

At the root of the

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain is aiming to uncover the true scale of modern slavery and expose more trafficking networks through the creation of a £10 million research centre involving academics, charities and firms, the government said on Tuesday.

The initiative will drive research and boost collaboration

RNS

A prominent Manhattan pastor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that US officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over her ministry to migrants at the border.

Rev Kaji Douša, senior pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church and longtime advocate for immigrants’

Hong Kong
Reuters

The extradition bill that sparked Hong Kong's biggest crisis in decades is dead, the territory's leader said on Tuesday, adding that the government's work on the legislation had been a "total failure", but critics accused her of playing with words.

The bill, which would allow

RNS

Vice President Mike Pence and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both addressed a Christian pro-Israel group on Monday, lifting up the US ally as a bastion of inclusivity and railing against Iran.

Pence and Pompeo delivered their remarks at the annual summit of Christians United for

Bogota, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

In Caracas's main maternity hospital the blood banks and medicine cabinets are empty, the power and water regularly cut out - and women and girls are dying needlessly, according to one of the few remaining doctors, Luisangela Correa.

The surgeon is one of

RNS

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision permitting a cross to remain on a public highway, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revised its policies on religious symbols in displays at VA facilities.

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced on 3rd July that the new policies will

Updated: 10th July, 2019
New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Two in three people lack access to justice - with stateless, enslaved and war-affected people worst hit - according to research released on Monday that showed the challenge of achieving the United Nations' goal of justice for

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Endale Terefe remembers a time when he used to go to school so hungry he had trouble staying awake during lessons.

The 14-year-old student in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, was living with his aunt after his parents died.

"My aunt has

Eritrea's last Catholic hospital was closed on Friday, with the nuns who ran the facility taken away by police and seals placed on the doors, according to a report frpm Agenzia Fides.

The Catholic news agency said the hospital, located in the village of Zager - about 30

Hazara Town, Pakistan
Reuters

High walls around the neighbourhoods of Pakistan's embattled Hazara community in the south-western city of Quetta are designed to protect them from extremist militants, but also serve as a constant reminder of the threat they face.

Soldiers and security checkpoints greet visitors to Hazara

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