London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

London (CNN Business)The world’s biggest metal exchange is changing its rules to combat child labor, money laundering, bribery and corruption.

The London Metal Exchange will require producers that operate in high-risk and conflict zones to demonstrate that their products are responsibly sourced by 2022.
It’s a major policy shift for the 142-year-old exchange, which until now certified metals for trade only by evaluating qualities such as their shape, weight and chemical composition. Now it’s trying to ensure that the metal that ends up in cars or electronic devices is ethically sourced. Continue reading London Metal exchange is getting serious about child labour and conflict

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British Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries

British Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries

Shots fired by police in London’s Holland Park after the vehicle rammed Ukrainian embassy says officers were ‘forced to open fire’ after ambassador’s car hit
LONDON (Reuters) – Police in London opened fire outside the Ukrainian embassy on Saturday after a man rammed his vehicle into the ambassador’s empty parked car at least twice before being arrested, officials said.

No one was hurt in the incident, which happened early on Saturday outside the embassy building in the affluent Holland Park area of west London, and it was not being treated as terrorism, police said in a statement.

The embassy said in a statement that the ambassador’s empty official vehicle had been deliberately rammed as it sat parked in front of the building.

“The police were called immediately, and the suspect’s vehicle was blocked up,” it added. Continue reading British Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries

Vogue editor Anna Wintour talks about fashion, sport, politics and 21st Century Vogue: “I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.”

Vogue editor Anna Wintour talks about fashion, sport, politics and 21st Century Vogue: “I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.”

CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Anna Wintour in New York on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Anna Wintour’s omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivalled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image — immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses — now instantly recognizable in silhouette or line sketch.

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Brunei Boycott: celebrities including Elton John call for the boycott of hotels

Brunei Boycott: celebrities including Elton John call for the boycott of hotels

AIWA! NO!|| British pop legend Elton John has joined “friend” George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery.

“I commend my friend, #GeorgeClooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of #Brunei – a place where gay people are brutalized, or worse – by boycotting the Sultan’s hotels,” the Rocket Man singer wrote on his Twitter page late Saturday.

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