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Special Reportsin 2 hours

Wardell Davis, 35, holds the cord to his oxygen tank at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., January 19, 2019.     REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

When Wardell Davis landed work with a Norfolk, Virginia, shipbuilding contractor in the fall of 2007, he felt lucky.

Business Newsin 11 hours

FILE PHOTO: A dismantled sign sits leaning outside a Sears department store one day after it closed as part of multiple store closures by Sears Holdings Corp in the United States in Nanuet, New York, U.S., January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

The future of Sears Holdings Corp <SHLDQ.PK> and tens of thousands of its employees across the United States hung in the balance in the freezing pre dawn hours last Wednesday, as Wall Street lawyers and bankers sparred over the fate of the beleaguered retailer in a 50-story Manhattan office tower.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: Iranian-made Emad missile is displayed during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi//File Photo

In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: Men remove an electoral campaign banner of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, former Congolese interior minister and presidential candidate, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session, in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

A series of vote-catching measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Trump Effectin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: ICE detainees are seen at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), in Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

Business Newsin 5 days

An employee of Agua Tronador bottle water company is seen at the plant in Avellaneda, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Like many Argentine businessmen, Marco Meloni is doing everything he can to avoid laying off staff at his textile factory despite a slump in sales, more than 70 percent interest rates and soaring utility bills.

Business Newsin 6 days

Locals walk along a small beach where a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier called Kumul is docked at the marine facility of the ExxonMobil PNG Limited operated LNG plant at Caution Bay, located on the outskirts of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars' worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.

World Newsin 7 days

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.

Business Newsin 11 days

FILE PHOTO: Groupe Renault executive vice president Mouna Sepehri attends a news conference to unveil Renault next mid-term strategic plan in Paris, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

One of Renault <RENA.PA> boss Carlos Ghosn's senior executives received an additional six-figure salary unknown to the carmaker's board via the Dutch joint venture overseeing its alliance with Nissan <7201.T>, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

World Newsin 13 days

Weapons the government says were seized from militants in Xinjiang are on display at an exhibition titled "Major Violent Terrorist Attack Cases in Xinjiang”, during a government organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 3, 2019. Picture taken January 3, 2019.    REUTERS/Ben Blanchard

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation program in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer people will be sent through, officials said last week in allowing rare media access there.

World Newsin 16 days

A cross is seen near trees with mistletoe near the church in Kalinowka, Poland November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The former Catholic priest of the Polish village of Kalinowka is serving three years in jail for molesting five schoolgirls. But Marta Zezula, a mother whose testimony helped convict him, says the priest's victims are the ones made to feel guilty.

Business Newsin 18 days

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Deutsche Bank is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo

There are "lots of indications" that some managers discussed "the reputational risks" of Deutsche Bank's involvement in a share-trading scheme that is the subject of Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation, according to a conclusion in one of five internal audits seen by Reuters.

Special Reportsin 19 days

FILE PHOTO: A company logo of Fosun International is seen at the Fosun Fair held alongside the annual general meeting of the Chinese conglomerate, founded by billionaire Guo Guangchang, in Hong Kong, China May 28, 2015.    REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

In early 2016, Europe's most powerful soccer agent, Jorge Mendes, stood dressed in his trademark dark suit and white shirt alongside Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang at a luxury hotel in Shanghai. They were there to launch a new partnership in front of an audience of soccer glitterati, including former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho and bosses from major European clubs.

World Newsin 25 days

FILE PHOTO: Abdul Moyeen Khan, a National Unity Front alliance candidate contesting in the 11th general election, gestures during an interview with Reuters in his residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single public meeting in his constituency about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Dhaka, the capital.

World Newsin 25 days

Mahbub Uddin Khokon, a National Unity Front alliance candidate contesting in the 11th general election, shows off wounds from pellets he was hit with while out for campaigning in the district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Zeba Siddiqui

At a library inside a small district court in southeastern Bangladesh, barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood up to take off his coat and scrunched his white shirt up to his shoulders to reveal a back covered in bandages over several shotgun pellet wounds. Settling back into an office chair, the 62-year-old smiled.

World Newsin 25 days

A farmer sits on a tractor trolley after auctioning his onions at Lasalgaon market in Nashik in the western state of Maharashtra, India, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav

A spike in the price of onions has led to the ouster of governments in Indian elections in the past. Now, prices of the staple have collapsed, and many impoverished farmers are saying they will make Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay in next year's general election.

Special Reportsin a month

The exterior view of a home in a neigbourhood of older worn-down Corvias-managed homes at Fort Polk, Louisiana, U.S. November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Schneyer

One set of photographs, posted on Instagram, captures a grand, crimson-colored banquet hall at a 100-acre Irish estate with two 18th Century mansions. The owner has redecorated the residence in gilded mirrors and blue damask wallpaper with the help of a renowned interior designer and is having a personal golf course installed on the verdant grounds.

Business Newsin a month

FILE PHOTO: A taxi driver takes part in a protest against a carpool service application that will be launched by Kakao Corp later this year, in central Seoul, South Korea, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

(This December 17 story has been refiled to fix typographic error in paragraph 44)

Last July 6, Major General Manuel Quevedo joined his wife, a Catholic priest and a gathering of oil workers in prayer in a conference room at the headquarters of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA.

Special Reportsin 2 hours

Wardell Davis, 35, holds the cord to his oxygen tank at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., January 19, 2019.     REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

When Wardell Davis landed work with a Norfolk, Virginia, shipbuilding contractor in the fall of 2007, he felt lucky.

Business Newsin 11 hours

FILE PHOTO: A dismantled sign sits leaning outside a Sears department store one day after it closed as part of multiple store closures by Sears Holdings Corp in the United States in Nanuet, New York, U.S., January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

The future of Sears Holdings Corp <SHLDQ.PK> and tens of thousands of its employees across the United States hung in the balance in the freezing pre dawn hours last Wednesday, as Wall Street lawyers and bankers sparred over the fate of the beleaguered retailer in a 50-story Manhattan office tower.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: Iranian-made Emad missile is displayed during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi//File Photo

In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: Men remove an electoral campaign banner of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, former Congolese interior minister and presidential candidate, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session, in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

A series of vote-catching measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Trump Effectin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: ICE detainees are seen at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), in Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

Business Newsin 5 days

An employee of Agua Tronador bottle water company is seen at the plant in Avellaneda, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Like many Argentine businessmen, Marco Meloni is doing everything he can to avoid laying off staff at his textile factory despite a slump in sales, more than 70 percent interest rates and soaring utility bills.

Business Newsin 6 days

Locals walk along a small beach where a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier called Kumul is docked at the marine facility of the ExxonMobil PNG Limited operated LNG plant at Caution Bay, located on the outskirts of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. Picture taken November 19, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars' worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.

World Newsin 7 days

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.

Business Newsin 11 days

FILE PHOTO: Groupe Renault executive vice president Mouna Sepehri attends a news conference to unveil Renault next mid-term strategic plan in Paris, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

One of Renault <RENA.PA> boss Carlos Ghosn's senior executives received an additional six-figure salary unknown to the carmaker's board via the Dutch joint venture overseeing its alliance with Nissan <7201.T>, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

World Newsin 13 days

Weapons the government says were seized from militants in Xinjiang are on display at an exhibition titled "Major Violent Terrorist Attack Cases in Xinjiang”, during a government organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 3, 2019. Picture taken January 3, 2019.    REUTERS/Ben Blanchard

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation program in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer people will be sent through, officials said last week in allowing rare media access there.

World Newsin 16 days

A cross is seen near trees with mistletoe near the church in Kalinowka, Poland November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The former Catholic priest of the Polish village of Kalinowka is serving three years in jail for molesting five schoolgirls. But Marta Zezula, a mother whose testimony helped convict him, says the priest's victims are the ones made to feel guilty.

Business Newsin 18 days

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Deutsche Bank is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo

There are "lots of indications" that some managers discussed "the reputational risks" of Deutsche Bank's involvement in a share-trading scheme that is the subject of Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation, according to a conclusion in one of five internal audits seen by Reuters.

Special Reportsin 19 days

FILE PHOTO: A company logo of Fosun International is seen at the Fosun Fair held alongside the annual general meeting of the Chinese conglomerate, founded by billionaire Guo Guangchang, in Hong Kong, China May 28, 2015.    REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

In early 2016, Europe's most powerful soccer agent, Jorge Mendes, stood dressed in his trademark dark suit and white shirt alongside Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang at a luxury hotel in Shanghai. They were there to launch a new partnership in front of an audience of soccer glitterati, including former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho and bosses from major European clubs.

World Newsin 25 days

FILE PHOTO: Abdul Moyeen Khan, a National Unity Front alliance candidate contesting in the 11th general election, gestures during an interview with Reuters in his residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single public meeting in his constituency about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Dhaka, the capital.

World Newsin 25 days

Mahbub Uddin Khokon, a National Unity Front alliance candidate contesting in the 11th general election, shows off wounds from pellets he was hit with while out for campaigning in the district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Zeba Siddiqui

At a library inside a small district court in southeastern Bangladesh, barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood up to take off his coat and scrunched his white shirt up to his shoulders to reveal a back covered in bandages over several shotgun pellet wounds. Settling back into an office chair, the 62-year-old smiled.

World Newsin 25 days

A farmer sits on a tractor trolley after auctioning his onions at Lasalgaon market in Nashik in the western state of Maharashtra, India, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav

A spike in the price of onions has led to the ouster of governments in Indian elections in the past. Now, prices of the staple have collapsed, and many impoverished farmers are saying they will make Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay in next year's general election.

Special Reportsin a month

The exterior view of a home in a neigbourhood of older worn-down Corvias-managed homes at Fort Polk, Louisiana, U.S. November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Schneyer

One set of photographs, posted on Instagram, captures a grand, crimson-colored banquet hall at a 100-acre Irish estate with two 18th Century mansions. The owner has redecorated the residence in gilded mirrors and blue damask wallpaper with the help of a renowned interior designer and is having a personal golf course installed on the verdant grounds.

Business Newsin a month

FILE PHOTO: A taxi driver takes part in a protest against a carpool service application that will be launched by Kakao Corp later this year, in central Seoul, South Korea, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

(This December 17 story has been refiled to fix typographic error in paragraph 44)

Last July 6, Major General Manuel Quevedo joined his wife, a Catholic priest and a gathering of oil workers in prayer in a conference room at the headquarters of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA.

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