Religion http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23294/BF_WIDGET_SRC en U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1</p> <p>* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges</p> <p>By Atul Prakash</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> oil spill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Health Indexes Investment Labor Man Made Disaster Quotation Religion Social Issues Stock market STOXX Technical analysis Transocean Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731159 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait sentences second man to jail for insulting emir -lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/kuwait-sentences-second-man-jail-insulting-emir-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to<br /> two years in prison on Monday for insulting the country's ruler<br /> on Twitter, his lawyer said, the second to be jailed for the<br /> offence in as many days.</p> <p>The U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state has clamped down in recent<br /> months on political activists who have been using social media<br /> websites to criticise the government and the ruling family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/kuwait-sentences-second-man-jail-insulting-emir-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Sabah Arrest Asia Conviction Employment Relation House of Al-Sabah House of Sabah Kuwait Middle East Person Career Politics Quotation Religion Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sabah II Al-Sabah Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731328 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares edge up as telecom stocks rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct helped by telecoms</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 rises 0.1 pct</p> <p>* DAX underperforms after weak German economic data</p> <p>By Sudip Kar-Gupta</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on<br /> Tuesday with telecoms stocks rising to offset losses in major<br /> financial shares although Germany's benchmark equity index<br /> slipped on weak economic data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Eurex Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Indexes Investment Person Career Politics Quotation Religion Source UK Services Stock market index STOXX Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731485 at http://www.globalpost.com French Muslims join opposition to same-sex marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/french-muslims-join-opposition-same-sex-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Muslim activists, UOIF group back Catholic-led protest</p> <p>* Religious leaders leave major protest to lay groups</p> <p>* Opponents plan three marches meeting at Eiffel Tower</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - French Muslims have begun joining a<br /> mostly Catholic-led movement against same-sex marriage, widening<br /> opposition to the reform that the Socialist-led government is<br /> set to write into the law by June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/french-muslims-join-opposition-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Culture Ethology Islam in France Marriage Person Career Politics Quotation Religion Same-sex marriage Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731515 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sordell becomes latest player to fall foul of Twitter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - News that Bolton Wanderers forward Marvin Sordell is being helped by his club for a possible "obsession" with social networking site Twitter may not come as a surprise to those who believe soccer players have too much time on their hands.</p> <p>Snooker halls, pubs, golf courses and betting shops used to the be the favourite domain of off-duty players but nowadays it seems cyberspace is where many spend their free time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Religion Social Issues Twitter Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731731 at http://www.globalpost.com About 100 million Christians persecuted around the world-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/about-100-million-christians-persecuted-around-the-world-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* N.Korea, Saudi Arabia worst overall for Christians-report</p> <p>* Persecution growing fastest in Syria, Ethiopia, Mali</p> <p>* Christians say theirs is most persecuted faith</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - About 100 million Christians are persecuted around the world, with conditions worsening for them most rapidly in Syria and Ethiopia, according to an annual report by a group supporting oppressed Christians worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/about-100-million-christians-persecuted-around-the-world-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Human Interest Religion Religious persecution Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731747 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2200 GMT, Jan 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-jan-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>JAMMU, India - India accused old enemy Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a gunfight.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>KAMPALA - Congolese rebels declared a unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday ahead of a second round of peace talks with the government, boosting hopes for a negotiated end to their nine-month-old revolt.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-jan-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Entertainment Environment Esotericism Health Human Interest Jumblatt family Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731875 at http://www.globalpost.com US Franciscan friars go digital, accept prayer requests via text http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-franciscan-friars-go-digital-accept-prayer-requests-text <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patricia Reaney</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The largest group of Franciscan friars in the United States is offering the faithful a new way to pray in the digital age by accepting prayer requests via text messages.</p> <p>The Friars of Holy Name Province, who staff 40 parishes and have colleges, soup kitchens and food centers along the eastern seaboard, as well as groups in Peru and Tokyo, are among a few religious groups offering this type of digital service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-franciscan-friars-go-digital-accept-prayer-requests-text" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Franciscan Friar Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731926 at http://www.globalpost.com China censors turn New Year "seeking dreams" editorial into nightmare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-censors-turn-new-year-seeking-dreams-editorial-nightmare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Pomfret</p> <p>GUANGZHOU, China, Jan 9 (Reuters) - When former Xinhua state news agency vice president Tuo Zhen was appointed as head of the propaganda department in Guangdong, one of China's most liberal provinces, he carried with him a reputation as a hardline leftist.</p> <p>High on his agenda was how to rein in two of China's most outspoken media outlets - the Southern Weekly and Southern Metropolis Daily - under the sprawling Nanfang Media Group that owns a stable of nearly 20 newspapers and magazines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-censors-turn-new-year-seeking-dreams-editorial-nightmare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical thinking Mass media News media Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732058 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's president to meet Palestinian rivals on unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypts-president-meet-palestinian-rivals-unity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mursi hopes to get Palestinian leaders in the same room</p> <p>* Recent thaw in relations has produced scant progress</p> <p>* Disputes on elections, prisoner release continues</p> <p>CAIRO/GAZA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi plans to meet the leaders of Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday in a renewed effort to help them heal their five-year-old feud, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypts-president-meet-palestinian-rivals-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Education Labor Law Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Politics Religion Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732071 at http://www.globalpost.com Guru's view on Indian rape raises anger, but shared by many http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/gurus-view-indian-rape-raises-anger-shared-many <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Frank Jack Daniel and Satarupa Bhattacharjya</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Comments by an Indian spiritual leader that a gang-rape victim shared blame for her assault disgusted many in a country shaken by the crime, but his view represents a deep streak of chauvinism shared by a broad swathe of a society in transition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/gurus-view-indian-rape-raises-anger-shared-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Entertainment Ethics Politics Rape Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732107 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Swiss bank UBS battling against culture of arrogance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-swiss-bank-ubs-battling-against-culture-arrogance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* More progress needed, says investment banking chief</p> <p>* UBS has fired 18 employees over Libor scandal</p> <p>* Orcel says no guarantee against future scandals</p> <p>* Bank simplifying operation to reduce risk</p> <p>By Steve Slater and Katharina Bart</p> <p>LONDON/ZURICH, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Switzerland's UBS has yet to purge itself fully of the culture of arrogance that put it at the centre of a global interest rate scandal, its investment banking chief said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-swiss-bank-ubs-battling-against-culture-arrogance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Financial economics Investment Labor Law Religion UBS Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732079 at http://www.globalpost.com Walls and winter rains afflict Palestinian towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/walls-and-winter-rains-afflict-palestinian-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Barrier exacerbates seasonal floods, residents say</p> <p>* Environment, livelihoods endangered</p> <p>* Rare cooperation to alleviate floods in conflict hotspot</p> <p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>QALQILYA, West Bank, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Heavy winter downpours have turned some Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank into a morass of filth and flooding as an Israeli barrier blocks the waters from draining away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/walls-and-winter-rains-afflict-palestinian-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Education Labor Law Politics Qalqilya Governorate Religion Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732149 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-German Catholic bishops halt sex abuse study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-german-catholic-bishops-halt-sex-abuse-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes day in first paragraph)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Germany's Roman Catholic bishops cancelled a study into sex abuse scandals within their church on Wednesday, prompting the lead researcher to accuse them of trying to censor his findings.</p> <p>Bishop Stephan Ackermann, spokesman on abuse issues for the German Bishops Conference, said the bishops had lost confidence in researcher Christian Pfeiffer and would look for another specialist to continue the study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-german-catholic-bishops-halt-sex-abuse-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732142 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek police arrest 100 at squat, sparking protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/greek-police-arrest-100-at-squat-sparking-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Greek police arrested 100 people on Wednesday at an Athens squat popular with anti-establishment groups and radical leftists, prompting protesters to occupy the offices of a party in the ruling coalition.</p> <p>Dozens more activists were gathering near the site of the squat in the centre of the capital and more protests were expected later in the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/greek-police-arrest-100-at-squat-sparking-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Squats Squatting Villa Amalia War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732173 at http://www.globalpost.com