Special Reports

Special Reports coverage from Reuters.

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People hold banners at a demonstration in support of factory workers of Jasic Technology, outside Yanziling police station in Pingshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong

When Shen Mengyu graduated with a master's degree from a top Chinese university in 2015, she could have landed a comfortable job in government or at one of China's internet giants.

World News12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: SenseTime surveillance software identifying details about people and vehicles runs as a demonstration at the company's office in Beijing, China, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO : Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) bow at an altar as they offer a moment of silence to war dead during a memorial service ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

Business News2 days ago

A general view shows Dead Sea Works factory at the Dead Sea, Israel July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dead Sea is shrinking at the rate of about a meter a year, leaving behind deserted beaches and sinkholes in a slow-motion environmental disaster.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A police officer gestures at the photographer as security patrol outside the headquarters of China's banking regulator, to prevent planned protests by investors who lost money from collapsed peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platforms, in Beijing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Peter Wang was asleep at his home in Beijing last Monday when police officers arrived before dawn to detain him, saying he had helped organize a protest planned for later that day.

Business News5 days ago

A research scientist examines a soybean plantlet in New Brighton, Minnesota, U.S., November 1, 2016. Courtesy Calyxt/Handout via REUTERS

In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA.

Business News5 days ago

Assembled trucks are ready for delivery at GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., July 25, 2018. REUTERS/John Gress

When General Motors Co <GM.N> engineers were developing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, some of them joined public tours of Ford Motor Co's <F.N> Dearborn, Michigan factory to watch aluminum-bodied F-series trucks go down the assembly line.

Special Reports6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village September 2, 2017.   REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) YANGON, Myanmar - Late in the afternoon of Dec. 12 last year, Wa Lone's cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar's 8th Security Police Battalion.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed during the national anthem at the Inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri - RC1832CC62E0/File Photo

When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.

Business News7 days ago

Flags fly over the Tesla Inc. Gigafactory 2, which is also known as RiverBend, a joint venture with Panasonic to produce solar panels and roof tiles in Buffalo, New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Tesla Inc’s <TSLA.O> production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at its new publicly subsidized factory and difficulties producing a product that satisfies the aesthetic demands of CEO Elon Musk, eight former and current employees of both companies told Reuters.

World News2 days ago

Emperor Akihito, 84, spent much of his three decades on the throne seeking to soothe the wounds of war, reaching out to the those in need, and remaking the image of the imperial family into a "middle-class" monarchy.

Sports News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Dec 10, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (57) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been suspended for the opening game of the season without pay due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Saturday.

World News8 days ago

A sign is seen on a window at a village outside a mine in Moruleng, a small mining community, in Rustenburg, Northwest province, South Africa June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A hardscrabble patch of South Africa disputed between black farmers and tribal leaders working with platinum mining interests is legal ground zero in a battle to loosen the chiefs' grip on communal lands.

Business News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

More than five years into a radical plan to boost the world's third-biggest economy, the Bank of Japan sent a message of quiet surrender last week, admitting it couldn't stoke inflation and walking back steps intended to do so.

World News9 days ago

A municipal building is seen at the main square in Ganja, Azerbaijan, July 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Staff

An assassination attempt and protest in Azerbaijan's second city have sent a warning to the ruling elite that discontent is simmering in the tightly controlled, oil-producing state.

World News12 days ago

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends an interview with Reuters at the Hrzan's Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Leaders tend to rein in generous election promises once they come to power; few tour the country adding more, as Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been doing.

Technology News13 days ago

By Elizabeth Dilts, Benjamin Lesser, Carl O'Donnell and Michael Erman

Business News13 days ago

High-tension electrical power lines are seen near the Golfech nuclear plant on the border of the Garonne River between Agen and Toulouse, France, July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

One day, the weather could drive your domestic schedule. Your dishwasher springs to life at the windiest time of day. The washing machine starts spinning when the sun beats down.

Special Reports13 days ago

U.S. Navy sailors stand watch on the fo'c'sle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton as it transits the Strait of Hormuz October 22, 2017.  U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Handout via REUTERS

A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a year of secret negotiations, the U.S. president announced that five Americans were freed from captivity, closing a deal he dubbed a “one-time gesture.”

Special Reports14 days ago

Hua Qu speaks to people as they attend a vigil for Xiyue Wang at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. September 15, 2017.     REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

World News2 hours ago

People hold banners at a demonstration in support of factory workers of Jasic Technology, outside Yanziling police station in Pingshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong

When Shen Mengyu graduated with a master's degree from a top Chinese university in 2015, she could have landed a comfortable job in government or at one of China's internet giants.

World News12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: SenseTime surveillance software identifying details about people and vehicles runs as a demonstration at the company's office in Beijing, China, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO : Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) bow at an altar as they offer a moment of silence to war dead during a memorial service ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

Business News2 days ago

A general view shows Dead Sea Works factory at the Dead Sea, Israel July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dead Sea is shrinking at the rate of about a meter a year, leaving behind deserted beaches and sinkholes in a slow-motion environmental disaster.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A police officer gestures at the photographer as security patrol outside the headquarters of China's banking regulator, to prevent planned protests by investors who lost money from collapsed peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platforms, in Beijing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Peter Wang was asleep at his home in Beijing last Monday when police officers arrived before dawn to detain him, saying he had helped organize a protest planned for later that day.

Business News5 days ago

A research scientist examines a soybean plantlet in New Brighton, Minnesota, U.S., November 1, 2016. Courtesy Calyxt/Handout via REUTERS

In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA.

Business News5 days ago

Assembled trucks are ready for delivery at GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., July 25, 2018. REUTERS/John Gress

When General Motors Co <GM.N> engineers were developing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, some of them joined public tours of Ford Motor Co's <F.N> Dearborn, Michigan factory to watch aluminum-bodied F-series trucks go down the assembly line.

Special Reports6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village September 2, 2017.   REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) YANGON, Myanmar - Late in the afternoon of Dec. 12 last year, Wa Lone's cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar's 8th Security Police Battalion.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed during the national anthem at the Inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri - RC1832CC62E0/File Photo

When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.

Business News7 days ago

Flags fly over the Tesla Inc. Gigafactory 2, which is also known as RiverBend, a joint venture with Panasonic to produce solar panels and roof tiles in Buffalo, New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Tesla Inc’s <TSLA.O> production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at its new publicly subsidized factory and difficulties producing a product that satisfies the aesthetic demands of CEO Elon Musk, eight former and current employees of both companies told Reuters.

World News2 days ago

Emperor Akihito, 84, spent much of his three decades on the throne seeking to soothe the wounds of war, reaching out to the those in need, and remaking the image of the imperial family into a "middle-class" monarchy.

Sports News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Dec 10, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (57) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been suspended for the opening game of the season without pay due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Saturday.

World News8 days ago

A sign is seen on a window at a village outside a mine in Moruleng, a small mining community, in Rustenburg, Northwest province, South Africa June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A hardscrabble patch of South Africa disputed between black farmers and tribal leaders working with platinum mining interests is legal ground zero in a battle to loosen the chiefs' grip on communal lands.

Business News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

More than five years into a radical plan to boost the world's third-biggest economy, the Bank of Japan sent a message of quiet surrender last week, admitting it couldn't stoke inflation and walking back steps intended to do so.

World News9 days ago

A municipal building is seen at the main square in Ganja, Azerbaijan, July 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Staff

An assassination attempt and protest in Azerbaijan's second city have sent a warning to the ruling elite that discontent is simmering in the tightly controlled, oil-producing state.

World News12 days ago

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends an interview with Reuters at the Hrzan's Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Leaders tend to rein in generous election promises once they come to power; few tour the country adding more, as Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been doing.

Technology News13 days ago

By Elizabeth Dilts, Benjamin Lesser, Carl O'Donnell and Michael Erman

Business News13 days ago

High-tension electrical power lines are seen near the Golfech nuclear plant on the border of the Garonne River between Agen and Toulouse, France, July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

One day, the weather could drive your domestic schedule. Your dishwasher springs to life at the windiest time of day. The washing machine starts spinning when the sun beats down.

Special Reports13 days ago

U.S. Navy sailors stand watch on the fo'c'sle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton as it transits the Strait of Hormuz October 22, 2017.  U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Handout via REUTERS

A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a year of secret negotiations, the U.S. president announced that five Americans were freed from captivity, closing a deal he dubbed a “one-time gesture.”

Special Reports14 days ago

Hua Qu speaks to people as they attend a vigil for Xiyue Wang at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. September 15, 2017.     REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

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