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Britain to scrutinize confidentiality deals that silence harassment victims
LONDON, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers will examine rules that allow employers to silence victims of workplace sexual harassment and racist or pregnancy discrimination, as the use of confidentiality agreements come under greater scrutiny around the world.
FEATURE-Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Taiwan's top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalized, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over.
Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
German parliament queries AfD handling of donation
BERLIN, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The German lower house of parliament's administration has asked the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for clarification about a potentially illegal donation from a Swiss firm, as a key party leader acknowledged mistakes in the handling of the money.
Gas to overtake coal as world's second largest energy source by 2030-IEA
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world's second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday,
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin spoke with China Vice Premier Liu: WSJ
(Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with China Vice Premier Liu He, with the two speaking by telephone on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.
Ice hockey-NHL's first black player O'Ree still breaking barriers
TORONTO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - As the first black player in the NHL, Willie O'Ree's impact on the sport cannot be measured in goals and assists, his contributions by many yardsticks eclipsing those of the hockey legends he will join in the shrine on Monday.
Britain's Hunt says real prospect for Yemen peace talks but situation still desperate
RIYADH (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen's nearly four-year-old war were "more real" after Saudi Arabia confirmed its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters to Oman for medical treatment.
Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other before a general election due in 2019.
Zverev will not play in revamped Davis Cup finals
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Alex Zverev says he will not take part in a revamped Davis Cup finals showpiece event in Spain next November.
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