Special Reports

Special Reports coverage from Reuters.

Business News3 days ago

Construction takes place on the Western Peripheral Route in Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.

Business News3 days ago

Buildings under construction are pictured in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China November 12, 2017. Picture taken November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Yawen Chen

China's provincial capitals have discovered a way to keep apartment sales booming by making it much easier for graduates to get coveted household registration permits.

World News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (C) visits the February 8 Vinalon Complex in Hamheung, northeast of Pyongyang in this photo released by North Korea's KCNA news agency February 10, 2010. KCNA did not state when the picture was taken. The Korean characters read: "Improvement of people's lives".    REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

For much of the world, it's a niche product. In North Korea, where winter temperatures are frigid and which cannot produce enough cotton or wool for clothing, the synthetic fiber developed after nylon was glorified as a revolutionary invention.

Special Reports11 days ago

The Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors and Donor Services building in Montrose, Colorado, U.S., December 16, 2017. Picture taken December 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.

Special Reports12 days ago

Shira Scheindlin, a former Manhattan federal judge, poses for a portrait at her firm's office in New York City, U.S., January 8, 2018. Picture taken January 8, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is displayed during  the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.

Business News15 days ago

FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Donald Trump displays his signature after signing the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

World News23 days ago

A mall is seen after it was gutted by a fire in Davao city, Philippines, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr

A government investigator into a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm says there are indications of fire safety lapses that may have contributed to the tragedy.

World News23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A child looks on as Emmerson Mnangagwa arrives to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's President in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 24, 2017.     REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.

Environment23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A traditional pavilion is seen amid smog in Beijing's Houhai area, China December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures.

World News24 days ago

Nahla Arishi, a pediatrician, checks a woman infected with diphtheria at the al-Sadaqa teaching hospital in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen December 18, 2017.    REUTERS/Fawaz Salman

Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died.

World News24 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A health worker reviews a list of patients admitted to a cholera treatment center in Sanaa, Yemen October 8, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A cholera epidemic in Yemen, one of the worst ever recorded, is likely to surge again around March, giving global health experts a few months to get vaccines in to the war-torn country to try to limit the next wave of cases.

Special Reports25 days ago

Anne Xing poses for pictures in front of the branch of China Everbright Bank in Shanghai, China, December 7, 2017.      REUTERS/Aly Song

In March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. A private wealth manager at the bank had a special deal to offer them.

Business Newsa month ago

An aerial view of the Haveli Bahadur Shah LNG power plant in Jhang, Pakistan July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Drazen Jorgic

General Electric's flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives.

Special Reportsa month ago

A screen shot from a 2013 training video by Biological Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona, shows a construction saw used by technicians to remove a man’s spine.  Video by BRC via REUTERS.

Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

Fintecha month ago

Cryptocurrency investors and developers listen to a panel discussion at the Ethereum Classic Summit, in Hong Kong, China November 14, 2017.   REUTERS/Anna Irrera

Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

Fintecha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin investor Barry Silbert speaks at a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) virtual currency hearing in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., January 28, 2014.   To match Special Report BITCOIN-BOOSTER/       REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialized in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for 50 cents per coin. "At $0.50, risk/return felt right," tweeted Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive of a private New York-based company called Digital Currency Group, or DCG.

Special Reportsa month ago

Illustration photo of a Comoros passport, December 12, 2017. Picture taken December 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Kamardine Soule/Illustration

In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn't live there. He's been a roving ambassador for the country, has twice attended the United Nations General Assembly with the Comoros delegation and holds three current Comoros diplomatic passports.

Special Reportsa month ago

An important player in Semlex's use of well-connected individuals to land contracts was a woman named Zina Wazouna Ahmed Idriss, an ex-wife of President Idriss Deby of Chad. She is referred to as Madame Idriss in Semlex emails.

Business Newsa month ago

A pilot disembarks a Ryanair flight at Stansted airport in London, Britain September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Within hours of the news on Sept. 15 that thousands of Ryanair <RYA.I> flights had been cancelled in Europe, pilots' WhatsApp groups exploded with pent-up frustration.

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