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Evangelical Movement

Has Support for Moore Stained Evangelicals? Some Are Worried

Reflexive backing of divisive, scandal-plagued figures like Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, is hurting their movement’s image, some evangelical Christians say.

Civil Rights and Liberties

Op-Ed Contributor: In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.

'Feminism' is this dictionary's word of 2017

In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism.'


UPDATE 2-Thai Beverage emerges as only bidder for large stake in Vietnam's Sabeco

* Sabeco auction is on Dec. 18 (Recasts, adds comment, share price movement)


Catalan separatists to lose majority in tight election: poll

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's independence movement could suffer a serious setback in elections this month, according to a poll published on Sunday, which suggests separatist parties will narrowly fail to secure a majority in the regional parliament.

Jackson (Miss)

Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum

In Jackson, Miss., the president hailed heroes of the civil rights movement even as activists and politicians said his presence insulted the effort to confront the state’s history.

United States Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Civil rights leaders blast Trump's visit to civil rights museum

Just ahead of the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, leaders from the civil rights movement and the local community blasted President Donald Trump's attendance as an affront to the spirit of the event.


UPDATE 1-RBS CEO says chance of U.S. settlement this year diminishing -Bloomberg

* Resolving case key to RBS's forecast profit in 2018 (Adds background, share price movement)

United States Politics and Government

James O’Keefe, Practitioner of the Sting, Has an Ally in Trump

James O’Keefe has long struggled for respect from the media and acceptance from the conservative movement. But now he has an ally in the Oval Office.

Analysis: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.


Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS (Reuters) - More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.


Ireland open to adding to border text but clock ticking

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is open to adding to a tentative Irish border agreement that collapsed on Monday but movement will be needed by the end of the week if Brexit talks are to move onto the next phase this year, the country's European Affairs Minister said on Wednesday.

Time (Magazine)

‘The Silence Breakers’ Are Time’s Person of the Year

In an interview on “Today,” the magazine’s editor in chief said that the #MeToo movement represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades.”


Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.


Time magazine names #MeToo movement as 'person of the year'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.


Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes after Saleh's death

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Yemen early on Wednesday as the armed Houthi movement tightened its grip on the capital after it killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who switched sides in the civil war.

Union, Gabrielle

We’re Going to Need More Gabrielle Union

“I think the floodgates have opened for white women,” the actress and rape survivor said of the #MeToo movement, which coincided with her new memoir.

Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.


Exiled son of Yemen's Saleh takes up anti-Houthi cause

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The powerful exiled son of Yemen's slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war.


Exiled son of slain Yemen ex-leader calls for revenge: Saudi-owned TV

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - The son of Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for revenge against the armed Houthi movement that killed the veteran leader after he switched sides in the civil war, Saudi-owned al-Ekbariya TV reported on Tuesday.


Slain Yemen ex-leader's son calls for revenge: Saudi-owned TV

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war, called for revenge against the Iran-aligned group on Tuesday, Saudi-owned al-Ekbariya TV quoted him as saying.


Yemen's Houthis blow up ex-president Saleh's house

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighters from Yemen's armed Houthi movement blew up house the house of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the center of the capital Sanaa on Monday, residents reported, as his whereabouts remain unknown.

Shaker movement shaped homes around the world

Admittedly, there was more to the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing than pegs, ladder-back chairs and quilts. The Shakers, as they were otherwise known, were an English religious sect that fled to America's east coast in the 18th century to create communities predicated on abstinence, celibacy and pacifism.


Honduran army enforces curfew to stem violence after delayed vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras suspended the right to free movement on Friday, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew and giving the army and police extended powers after looting and protests triggered by a contested election killed at least one person.


Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.


Iceland's Left-Green opposition leader to become new prime minister

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Iceland's opposition leader Katrin Jakobsdottir will become the country's new prime minister, after her Left-Green Movement on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government, state broadcaster RUV reported.


Walking the dog? Motion monitor to aid actors playing pooches

BATH, England (Reuters) - From a poodle's strut to a basset hound's lolloping gait, scientists plan to capture the movements of different breeds to make on-screen animated dogs played by humans more authentic.

Can this spark change in Russia?

Artists have always held a special place in Russian society. My father, the playwright Alexander Guelman, was well known in the 1970s and was once lauded by Mikhail Gorbachev as the father of perestroika , the movement for reform within the Communist Party. At that time, theater was changing the perceptions of an entire generation.

Russia is killing what little independent press it has

In April 2012, shortly after Vladimir Putin had been re-elected as President and returned to his throne in the Kremlin following a four-year intermission as prime minister, protest demonstrations broke out in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan. A local political activist, who was running for mayor but lost, went on a hunger strike after what he claimed was a totally rigged election. The crowds rallied in the streets in his support, echoing the Bolotnaya Square protest movement in Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Italy's 5-Star, stung by fake news claims, calls for OSCE election monitors

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement wants international observers to monitor next year's national election campaign to help ward off "fake news", party leader Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.

Conservatism (US Politics)

Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives

Ben Shapiro, who has been called the voice of the conservative millennial movement, is trying to define conservatism at a time when its meaning is up for grabs.


Step Inside Bolivia’s Psychedelic Dream Homes

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is gaining fame for his elaborate, electric style of architecture that he sees as part of a movement embracing local culture and traditions.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.

Opinion: How to make #MeToo stick this time

I am having a serious case of déjà vu. Every day, when I switch on my computer, I, like everyone else, am hit by yet another exposé of a powerful male celebrity, industry leader or politician allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women; and along with it, another slew of heartbreaking stories from the #MeToo movement.


With little movement, NAFTA talks said to run risk of stalemate

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement appeared to be in danger of grinding toward a stalemate amid complaints of U.S. negotiators' inflexibility, people familiar with the process said on Sunday.


Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday: leader in Future Movement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement said.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement

Too many children still need parents. Why did we stop making them part of our families?


U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said.


CEE MARKETS-Oil stocks fall, no lift for currencies from hawkish hints

* Oil, energy stocks follow global decline, push down indices * Euro strength puts lid on currencies, crown at 12-day low * Czech rate setter Hampl, Polish Hardt hint at rate hike * Romanian government bonds take a pause after yield surge By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Energy, crude and metals sector stocks knocked Central European equities lower on Wednesday after a continuing decline in crude prices caused similar movements in Wall Street and elsewhere in


Gillian Walsh, Taking Dance to a Still Place

Ms. Walsh, whose recent works involve minimal movement, talks about transcendence, seeing time, “Dance Moms” and what audiences want.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: From Sicily, a Voice of Discontent to Scare All Italy

Members of the populist Five Star Movement, which came in No. 2 in regional voting, are neither real reformers nor harmless buffoons.

Bernie Sanders: Global oligarchy must end

One of the major, untold stories of our time is the rapid movement toward global oligarchy, in which just a handful of billionaires now own and control a significant part of the world economy.

Seasteading Institute

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

Social Media

She Warned of ‘Peer-to-Peer Misinformation.’ Congress Listened.

Renee DiResta has been tracking disinformation on Facebook and other sites since the anti-vaccine movement. Congress turned to her for the grilling of tech executives.


Indonesia delivers supplies to villages after Papua rebels' threat to Freeport

JAKARTA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Authorities in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua are delivering food and aid to villages where security forces say an armed rebel group has blocked residents' movement, as police and military surround the area, a police official said on Sunday.


Italy's populist 5-Star strengthens lead after Sicily vote: poll

MILAN (Reuters) - The outcome of local elections in Sicily has further weakened the ruling party of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and strengthened the populist 5-Star Movement's lead, a poll conducted after the regional vote showed.


Cameroon separatist attacks kill four security forces: government

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Separatists from Cameroon's Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday, an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgency.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

The culinary movement began with Momofuku, but its history goes further back than that. Now, its chefs are radically changing the food landscape.

Pirelli calendar takes a turn for the progressive

In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackisBeautiful and #BlackGirlMagic, leading brands and publications have realized that the image they project to millennial and Gen Z audiences needs to resonate with major social movements and calls for representation.


Saudi-led coalition opens Yemen border crossing; aid agencies warn of famine

ADEN/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement reopened a land border crossing, partly easing a blockade imposed earlier this week, but aid agencies warned of famine and a health catastrophe if other ports stay shut.


No evidence Saudi Arabia detaining Hariri: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has no evidence that Saad al-Hariri is being held against his will by Saudi Arabia and believes that the Lebanese prime minister who resigned last week enjoys freedom of movement, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.


Saudi-led coalition reopens Yemeni al-Wadea border crossing: sources

ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against the Houthi movement in Yemen has reopened a land border crossing, easing a blockade imposed on the country earlier this week, a Yemeni official and witnesses said on Friday.

This message gets lost in #MeToo movement

Tarana Burke, the founder of "Me Too", talks about why she started the movement and her regrets.


Saudi coalition lets Yemen's Aden port reopen

ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen has allowed work to resume at the southern port of Aden, two days after ordering a nationwide stoppage, an official there said on Wednesday.


UPDATE 3-Competition, hurricanes dampen Wendy's results, forecast

* N. America same-restaurant sales up 2.0 pct vs est. 2.40 pct (Adds details on margins, analysts comment, updates share movement)


Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.


Absence of Russia in Pyeongchang would be 'blow' to Games: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Tuesday said it hoped Russia could mend its relations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), adding that the country's absence from the Pyeongchang Winter Games would be a blow to the Olympic movement.


BRIEF-Hurricanes cause disruptions in Tapestry's Florida facility in Q1

* Tapestry- Movement of mid-autumn festival, reduced Chinese tourist flows, stockouts and shortages of certain products hurt sales in Q1 -conf call


Iceland's leftist opposition fails to form government

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Talks on forming a governing coalition between Iceland's Left-Green Movement and three other parties after an Oct. 28 parliamentary election have broken down, broadcaster RUV reported on Monday.


Center-right leads narrowly in Sicily regional vote: exit polls

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition has a narrow lead over the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in Sicilian regional elections held on Sunday, according to exit polls, with the center-left a distant third.

Trump opened the floodgates. Dem women running for office in record numbers

Kimberly Anne Tucker wanted to be part of a movement. To fight against the Donald Trump presidency that she saw as full of hateful rhetoric, much of it misogynistic.


NHL great Ovechkin forms 'Putin Team' movement to back Kremlin leader

(Reuters) - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is forming a public movement in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is all but certain to seek a new term in office next year.

South Korea: Pyongyang is readying for another nuclear test

South Korea's spy agency predicts Pyongyang is preparing to carry out additional nuclear tests, after noting "active movement" of vehicles around a missile research institute in Pyongyang.


Gentiloni seen as Italy's most trusted political leader: poll

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni remains Italy's most trusted leader while the 5-Star Movement's Luigi Di Maio has moved into second place, overtaking former premier Matteo Renzi for the first time, according to a poll published on Wednesday.


American Indian Movement founder Dennis Banks dead at 80

(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Dennis Banks, who co-founded the American Indian Movement that pushed for indigenous rights during the 1960s and '70s, died in his native Minnesota, his family said on Monday. He was 80.

Banks, Dennis

Dennis Banks, a Leader of American Indian Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 80

Mr. Banks, a Chippewa, led often-violent insurrections to protest the treatment of Native Americans and to call attention to a history of injustices against them.


Suez says temporarily moves Catalonia office to Madrid

PARIS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - France's Suez, the top water provider in Spain, has temporarily moved the legal registration of its offices in Catalonia to Madrid because of legal uncertainty related to Catalonia's independence movement.


Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival

The basement club, which for five years served as the louche headquarters for the East Village 1980s art movement, time-travels to the Museum of Modern Art.


Argentina midterm vote leaves Peronism divided, leaderless

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The victory of Argentine President Mauricio Macri's coalition in midterm elections on Sunday marked a resounding defeat of Peronism, one of Latin America's best-known political movements, leaving it divided and with no clear leader.


UPDATE 2-Gorilla Glass fuels Corning's profit, revenue beat

* Shares rise as much as 6.6 pct (Adds CEO, analyst comment; updates share movement)


CORRECTED-Airbnb's China head exits, a week after co-founder named unit's chair

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The head of Airbnb Inc's China business has resigned four months after taking the role, the company confirmed on Tuesday, the latest leadership change for the unit which operates in an country where residency and movement are regulated.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, Hong Kong Protest Leaders, Freed on Bail

Mr. Wong and Mr. Law, key figures in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, seek to appeal the sentences that led allies to call them political prisoners.


Airbnb's China head exits, a week after co-founder named unit's chair

BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of Airbnb Inc's China business has resigned four months after taking the role, the company confirmed on Tuesday, the latest leadership change for the unit which operates in an country where residency and movement are regulated.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Gray Matter: How Protest Works

To have lasting impact, a social movement requires action on multiple fronts.


Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.

Elections, Senate

Conservatives, With Bannon’s Help, Look for Revenge in Mississippi

A brewing Republican vs. Republican fight could test whether the anti-incumbent insurgency backed by Stephen K. Bannon becomes a credible national movement.

Weinstein scandal sparks movement in Hollywood

Financial Aid (Education)

Your Money: The Long Story of the Movement Toward College Cost Clarity

New bipartisan bills are aimed at forcing colleges to clear up a murky, confusing system so that prospective students understand the options.

What this American militia leader wants you to know

After a massive resurgence of American militia groups following President Barack Obama's 2008 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center -- which tracks data on the anti-government movement -- reported a decline in patriot groups in 2016.


Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.


Instead of midterm elections, Sanders focuses on local, state races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

How the 'Me Too' movement began

'Me too.'

Secession and Independence Movements

Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks

The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two figureheads of the independence movement.


IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.


RPT-African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

DAKAR, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.


Op-Ed Columnist: We Used to Build Things

Today you see lots of history-making companies being created but not many new big civic organizations or movements.


Italy lower house passes new electoral law, moves on to Senate

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Chamber of Deputies on Thursday gave its final approval to a contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.

Interior Design and Furnishings

Home and Work: A Paris Boudoir Where Everything’s Meant to Be Touched

The jewelry designer Betony Vernon helps clients find erotic awareness through a combination of talk therapy, movement and occasional treatments.

Olympic Games

On Olympics: A Seat Near Hitler and Other Olympic Tales from the Baron, 105

“Where is your recorder?” Baron Eduard von Falz-Fein asked. “Be sure it is on.” Because he had a lot to tell about the Olympic movement.


Italian government wins latest confidence vote on electoral law

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government on Thursday won the last of three confidence votes it had called on a contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.


College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say

Eight suits filed against New York colleges and universities are part of a growing legal movement to make the internet accessible to users with disabilities.


Ardelyx's constipation drug succeeds in late-stage trial

(Reuters) - Ardelyx Inc said on Wednesday a second late-stage trial of its experimental drug for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) met the main goal of reducing abdominal pain and increasing bowel movement.

Illegal Immigration

Immigrant Shielded From Deportation by Philadelphia Church Walks Free

The resolution of Javier Flores Garcia’s case is a small victory for the sanctuary movement, which offers potential deportees refuge in houses of worship.


South Africa's Durban Port remains closed after severe storm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's largest port remains closed on Wednesday after vessel movements were suspended when a severe storm lashed the coastal region resulting in at least eight deaths in the province, a port official said.


Italy's 5-Star protests as parliament votes on electoral law

ROME (Reuters) - Several hundred supporters of Italy's 5-Star Movement chanted slogans and waved flags in front of parliament on Wednesday to protest an electoral law that is likely to penalize the maverick party ahead of next year's national election.