Special Reports

Special Reports coverage from Reuters.

Brexit2 days ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.”

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A relative of a 23-year-old rape victim, who died in a New Delhi hospital on Friday after she was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, is consoled as she mourns the death of the victim outside a house in Unnao, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends the AMLO Fest at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fueling the country's poverty and corruption.

Special Reports3 days ago

Anti-government protester Fiona during a march organised by the Civil Human Rights Front in Hong Kong, December 8, 2019. Picture taken December 8, 2019.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Fiona's rebellion against the People's Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches and protests, the standoffs with police, the lies to her parents. They'd all built on top of her old existence until she found herself, now, dressed in black, her face wrapped with a homemade balaclava that left only her eyes and a pale strip of skin visible. Her small hands were stained red.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

Special Reports4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reviews the troops at the Defense Ministry in Paris, France, October 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool

Gamal el Adl's company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East. Its gritty soap operas, touching on drug addiction amongst the middle classes, sexual abuse and life in a women's prison, have been hits on TV in Egypt and across the Arab world.

ESG4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A bird's-eye view of ships along the coast in Singapore July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva -/File Photo

Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks.

Special Reports4 days ago

Undated Handout photograph of 19th century whaling ship the Fleetwing. New Bedford Whaling Museum/Handout via REUTERS

On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands.

Business News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Uber drivers sit in their cars as they wait for passengers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 13, 2017. To match Insight UBER TECH-BRAZIL/  Picture taken February 13, 2017.   REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

Like many Uber <UBER.N> drivers in Sao Paulo, the ride-hailing app's busiest city in the world, Augusto Caio Pereira does not actually own or lease the car he nudges through the city's notorious traffic jams every day.

Special Reports6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke is sworn in prior to testifying before a national commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks on Capitol Hill March 24, 2004.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

In the years after 9/11, former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving government, he shopped the same idea to an enthusiastic partner: an Arab monarchy with deep pockets.

World News3 days ago

A southern Indian state passed bills on Friday that could see men convicted of rape being hanged within 21 days of police registering a case, after a series of brutal sex attacks led to public demands for speedy and harsh punishment.

Special Reports6 days ago

How do you keep a coveted top-secret U.S. government security clearance while working for a foreign spy service? That question vexed U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to work as contractors for a secret United Arab Emirates hacking team.

Business News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Honda's President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo shows the new Honda Fit during the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm.

Environment10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman takes photos of Lake Suwa at dusk at Tateishi Park in Suwa, central Japan, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Kiyoshi Miyasaka climbs the stone steps of his shrine, autumn leaves crunching under his feet. The Shinto priest, dressed in white, aims an orange leaf blower at a row of cobblestones and clears the path of fallen leaves.

Deals10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Yasser al-Rumayyan, Saudi Aramco's chairman, speaks during a news conference at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. REUTERS

The Saudi Aramco IPO was supposed to be a cornerstone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plan to open the gates to foreign investment in the kingdom. But there's no sign of a stampede.

Technology News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An informational pamphlet is displayed at an event for community activists and local government leaders to mark the one-year-out launch of the 2020 Census efforts in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau faced a pivotal choice in its plan to digitize the nation’s once-a-decade population count: build a system for collecting and processing data in-house, or buy one from an outside contractor.

Healthcare & Pharma11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics.

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Union Jack flags are seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Question: How do you predict the outcome of a snap election when so many polls have been so wrong, half of voters haven't made up their minds and the crucial factor may not be who wins, but how much they win by?

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Gulfstream 650ER business jet is displayed at the Gulfstream booth at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 21, 2019.  REUTERS/David Becker/File Photo

As U.S. corporate jet use approaches pre-financial crisis levels and chief executives take an increasing number of personal trips on the company tab, many investors are being kept in the dark about the true cost of the perk.

World News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A protester holds an Iraqi flag amid a cloud of smoke from burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani/File Photo

After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel al-Madani and his wife Sara Talib last year, the Iraqi activists spent months of self-imposed exile in Turkey, changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests, according to two friends of the couple.

Brexit2 days ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.”

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A relative of a 23-year-old rape victim, who died in a New Delhi hospital on Friday after she was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, is consoled as she mourns the death of the victim outside a house in Unnao, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends the AMLO Fest at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fueling the country's poverty and corruption.

Special Reports3 days ago

Anti-government protester Fiona during a march organised by the Civil Human Rights Front in Hong Kong, December 8, 2019. Picture taken December 8, 2019.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Fiona's rebellion against the People's Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches and protests, the standoffs with police, the lies to her parents. They'd all built on top of her old existence until she found herself, now, dressed in black, her face wrapped with a homemade balaclava that left only her eyes and a pale strip of skin visible. Her small hands were stained red.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

Special Reports4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reviews the troops at the Defense Ministry in Paris, France, October 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool

Gamal el Adl's company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East. Its gritty soap operas, touching on drug addiction amongst the middle classes, sexual abuse and life in a women's prison, have been hits on TV in Egypt and across the Arab world.

ESG4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A bird's-eye view of ships along the coast in Singapore July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva -/File Photo

Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks.

Special Reports4 days ago

Undated Handout photograph of 19th century whaling ship the Fleetwing. New Bedford Whaling Museum/Handout via REUTERS

On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands.

Business News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Uber drivers sit in their cars as they wait for passengers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 13, 2017. To match Insight UBER TECH-BRAZIL/  Picture taken February 13, 2017.   REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

Like many Uber <UBER.N> drivers in Sao Paulo, the ride-hailing app's busiest city in the world, Augusto Caio Pereira does not actually own or lease the car he nudges through the city's notorious traffic jams every day.

Special Reports6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke is sworn in prior to testifying before a national commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks on Capitol Hill March 24, 2004.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

In the years after 9/11, former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving government, he shopped the same idea to an enthusiastic partner: an Arab monarchy with deep pockets.

World News3 days ago

A southern Indian state passed bills on Friday that could see men convicted of rape being hanged within 21 days of police registering a case, after a series of brutal sex attacks led to public demands for speedy and harsh punishment.

Special Reports6 days ago

How do you keep a coveted top-secret U.S. government security clearance while working for a foreign spy service? That question vexed U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to work as contractors for a secret United Arab Emirates hacking team.

Business News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Honda's President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo shows the new Honda Fit during the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm.

Environment10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman takes photos of Lake Suwa at dusk at Tateishi Park in Suwa, central Japan, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Kiyoshi Miyasaka climbs the stone steps of his shrine, autumn leaves crunching under his feet. The Shinto priest, dressed in white, aims an orange leaf blower at a row of cobblestones and clears the path of fallen leaves.

Deals10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Yasser al-Rumayyan, Saudi Aramco's chairman, speaks during a news conference at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. REUTERS

The Saudi Aramco IPO was supposed to be a cornerstone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plan to open the gates to foreign investment in the kingdom. But there's no sign of a stampede.

Technology News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An informational pamphlet is displayed at an event for community activists and local government leaders to mark the one-year-out launch of the 2020 Census efforts in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau faced a pivotal choice in its plan to digitize the nation’s once-a-decade population count: build a system for collecting and processing data in-house, or buy one from an outside contractor.

Healthcare & Pharma11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics.

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Union Jack flags are seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Question: How do you predict the outcome of a snap election when so many polls have been so wrong, half of voters haven't made up their minds and the crucial factor may not be who wins, but how much they win by?

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Gulfstream 650ER business jet is displayed at the Gulfstream booth at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 21, 2019.  REUTERS/David Becker/File Photo

As U.S. corporate jet use approaches pre-financial crisis levels and chief executives take an increasing number of personal trips on the company tab, many investors are being kept in the dark about the true cost of the perk.

World News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A protester holds an Iraqi flag amid a cloud of smoke from burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani/File Photo

After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel al-Madani and his wife Sara Talib last year, the Iraqi activists spent months of self-imposed exile in Turkey, changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests, according to two friends of the couple.

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