Special Reports

Special Reports coverage from Reuters.

Politicsa day ago

Lauren Esquivel gestures during a campaign rally for Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton -

Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Winnie Yu, chairwoman of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), speaks during a strike outside the Hospital Authority as they demand for Hong Kong to close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.

Special Reports2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison

In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.

ESG2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of action against climate change outside the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Melanie Burton

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks load cargo to a truck next to containers at a railway cargo terminal, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China February 17, 2020. Picture taken February 17, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung.

World News3 days ago

Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

World News3 days ago

A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp <CVX.N>, Royal Dutch Shell PLC <RDSa.L> and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.

Business News4 days ago

Employees Kristin and Thomas Schmitt walk towards the main gate of the Bamberg branch of French tyre manufacturer Michelin, in Bamberg, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple's dream looked as if it was coming true. Two months later, they learned that the tire factory where both work would be shut down early next year.

Business News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor chief executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a news conference at Nissan Motor headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.

ESG9 days ago

Demonstrators protest against lithium mines in downtown Lisbon, Portugal September 21, 2019. The banner reads "No to mine, Yes to life".  REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

The lush, green hills where Paulo Pires has for years brought sheep to graze above his picturesque Portuguese village may soon be transformed by the race to power electric vehicles.

Environment10 days ago

Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, looks through the remains of his family home destroyed by bushfire during an interview with Reuters in Buchan, Victoria, Australia, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged home.

World News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi woman holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession for militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Basra, Iraq, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani/File Photo

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentor’s death, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters.

Politics12 days ago

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a breakfast campaign stop one day before the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

For the past year, Democratic voters have been anxious to settle on a savior capable of defeating President Donald Trump.

Business News12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski//File Photo

Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank policymakers and Christine Lagarde, their newly confirmed president, made a pact.  

World News19 days ago

Guards are seen at the border prison, where prisoners, housed in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, broke out of the jail in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriel Stargardter

Luis Alves da Cruz awoke around 3 a.m. to a commotion in the Paraguayan prison he called home.

Special Reports21 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Santander logo is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 6, 2017.   REUTERS/Sergio

In September 2018, Santander, one of Europe's biggest banks, tweeted a video of its incoming new chief executive, an Italian investment banker named Andrea Orcel. Depicting a meeting with the bank's boss, Ana Botin, the clip showed the silver-haired Italian cutting the air with a decisive gesture.

Business News22 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing facial masks are reflected on an electric board showing stock prices outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Widely blamed for volatile "flash crashes" in currencies and equities, high-frequency algorithms may also be why shock global events, including the current coronavirus, seem to have lost their power to spook markets for any length of time.

Science & Space23 days ago

Petri dishes are pictured in an unknown location in a Cancer Research UK laboratory on an unknown date. Cancer Research UK/Handout via REUTERS

It's 2023. Britain's brightest and best drug researchers are packing their bags as clinical trials start to dwindle, leaving a nation renowned as a global leader in pharmaceutical development to face a future in the slow lane.

Business News23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former workers walk near the logo of the Aluminij Mostar aluminium factory in Mostar, January 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The aluminum smelter in the Bosnian town of Mostar has fallen eerily silent since its electricity was cut in July. The only visitors to what was once a model factory in former Yugoslavia are staff filling in redundancy papers.

Special Reports24 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of a Politicause office in a strip mall in Pelham, Alabama, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Tanfani

From unmarked strip-mall offices in small-town Alabama, the calls go out across the United States, meant to talk people into giving money for heart-tugging causes like helping breast cancer patients or the widows of fallen police officers.

Politicsa day ago

Lauren Esquivel gestures during a campaign rally for Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton -

Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Winnie Yu, chairwoman of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), speaks during a strike outside the Hospital Authority as they demand for Hong Kong to close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.

Special Reports2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison

In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.

ESG2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of action against climate change outside the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Melanie Burton

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks load cargo to a truck next to containers at a railway cargo terminal, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China February 17, 2020. Picture taken February 17, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung.

World News3 days ago

Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

World News3 days ago

A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp <CVX.N>, Royal Dutch Shell PLC <RDSa.L> and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.

Business News4 days ago

Employees Kristin and Thomas Schmitt walk towards the main gate of the Bamberg branch of French tyre manufacturer Michelin, in Bamberg, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple's dream looked as if it was coming true. Two months later, they learned that the tire factory where both work would be shut down early next year.

Business News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor chief executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a news conference at Nissan Motor headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.

ESG9 days ago

Demonstrators protest against lithium mines in downtown Lisbon, Portugal September 21, 2019. The banner reads "No to mine, Yes to life".  REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

The lush, green hills where Paulo Pires has for years brought sheep to graze above his picturesque Portuguese village may soon be transformed by the race to power electric vehicles.

Environment10 days ago

Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, looks through the remains of his family home destroyed by bushfire during an interview with Reuters in Buchan, Victoria, Australia, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged home.

World News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi woman holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession for militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Basra, Iraq, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani/File Photo

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentor’s death, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters.

Politics12 days ago

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a breakfast campaign stop one day before the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

For the past year, Democratic voters have been anxious to settle on a savior capable of defeating President Donald Trump.

Business News12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski//File Photo

Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank policymakers and Christine Lagarde, their newly confirmed president, made a pact.  

World News19 days ago

Guards are seen at the border prison, where prisoners, housed in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, broke out of the jail in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriel Stargardter

Luis Alves da Cruz awoke around 3 a.m. to a commotion in the Paraguayan prison he called home.

Special Reports21 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Santander logo is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 6, 2017.   REUTERS/Sergio

In September 2018, Santander, one of Europe's biggest banks, tweeted a video of its incoming new chief executive, an Italian investment banker named Andrea Orcel. Depicting a meeting with the bank's boss, Ana Botin, the clip showed the silver-haired Italian cutting the air with a decisive gesture.

Business News22 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing facial masks are reflected on an electric board showing stock prices outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Widely blamed for volatile "flash crashes" in currencies and equities, high-frequency algorithms may also be why shock global events, including the current coronavirus, seem to have lost their power to spook markets for any length of time.

Science & Space23 days ago

Petri dishes are pictured in an unknown location in a Cancer Research UK laboratory on an unknown date. Cancer Research UK/Handout via REUTERS

It's 2023. Britain's brightest and best drug researchers are packing their bags as clinical trials start to dwindle, leaving a nation renowned as a global leader in pharmaceutical development to face a future in the slow lane.

Business News23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former workers walk near the logo of the Aluminij Mostar aluminium factory in Mostar, January 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The aluminum smelter in the Bosnian town of Mostar has fallen eerily silent since its electricity was cut in July. The only visitors to what was once a model factory in former Yugoslavia are staff filling in redundancy papers.

Special Reports24 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of a Politicause office in a strip mall in Pelham, Alabama, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Tanfani

From unmarked strip-mall offices in small-town Alabama, the calls go out across the United States, meant to talk people into giving money for heart-tugging causes like helping breast cancer patients or the widows of fallen police officers.

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