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Belarus tightens grip on lawyers

Belarusian lawyer Mikhail Kirilyuk says he received an unsettling text message in October from an acquaintance linked to the country’s security services.

Culture war on education rages in Virginia governor's race

McLEAN, Virginia (Reuters) -Suparna Dutta, an Indian immigrant, is incensed that new admissions standards aimed at boosting Black and Latino enrollment at her son's Alexandria, Virginia high school have resulted in fewer Asian Americans being admitted.

How Beijing humbled Britain's mighty HSBC

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -On a rainy day last November, China Baowu Steel Group, the world's largest steel maker, gathered its finance department for a training session on the outskirts of Shanghai. One highlight was a presentation featuring a sensitive slide: a "black list" of 60 lenders that the state-owned steel giant had declared off-limits.

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