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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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

The Queen traditionally spends a month-long residence at Windsor Castle, known as Easter Court, each year.


Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 2.40am on April 21 1926, the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, at 17 Bruton Street, the Mayfair home of her mother’s parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.


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Northern Ireland Assembly: The Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement 1998

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement 1998

The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, because it was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998.

It was a peace agreement between the British and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed. The talks leading to the Agreement addressed issues which had caused conflict during previous decades. The aim was establishing a new, devolved government for Northern Ireland in which unionists and nationalists would share power. 

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Irish police arrest two teenagers over the killing of reporter McKee

Irish police arrest two teenagers over the killing of reporter McKee

‘New IRA’ blamed for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday.



“Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday, 18th April,” the police tweeted on Saturday morning.



“They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite,” it added.



The 29-year-old was shot dead during an evening riot while standing near a police van as a gunman opened fire.


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Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border

Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House of Representatives, clashed with pro-Brexit Tory MPs during a meeting in London this week.

HuffPost UK understands Pelosi, the leading Democrat, had a terse exchange with members of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group over their view of the Northern Ireland border.

“Don’t condescend to me or to us,” sources said she told leading ERG member Mark Francois. Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border