Special Reports

Special Reports coverage from Reuters.

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo

When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead.

Environment2 days ago

A farmer burns the stubble in a rice field in Karnal in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hours after a mechanized harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in India's northern Haryana state as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season's planting.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Wife of Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, is consoled by her relatives after her husband was shot dead by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighbourhood of Lucknow, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India September 29, 2018. To match Insight INDIA-POLICE/KILLINGS.  REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Private security guard Ajit Singh Rana says he supports a police crackdown on gangsters in India's most populous state, even after cops gunned down an Apple executive at a road stop in what human rights activists say was the latest in a series of extra-judicial killings.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker holds a component for a Volvo truck at the Muller manufacturing facility in Redditch, Britain August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

At Muller Precision Engineering's plant in Redditch, south of Birmingham, James Gibbs is in charge of three clattering pieces of machinery older than he is.

Business News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People walk by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets headquarters building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Michael Hirtzer/File Photo

Months after he lost millions when an esoteric corner of financial markets cratered in February, former Target Corp store manager Seth Golden is betting against volatility again.

Special Reports6 days ago

The duplex where the Price family lived on Gillis W. Long National Guard Center is pictured in Carville, Louisiana, U.S., in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 2, 2018.  To match Special Report USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA  Coryn Price via Louisiana Department of Health/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

In August 2016, a National Guardsman’s year-old daughter tested high for lead exposure while living at the military post here, amid pecan groves near the Mississippi River.

Business News6 days ago

Machines work collecting cotton at the Guarani Farm of the Catelan family, in Roda Velha district near Luis Eduardo Magalhaes, Bahia state, Brazil September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

LUÍThe Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty farming community has come since it was founded just 18 years ago.

World News4 days ago

Students listen to teacher Manfred Wichmann in a classroom at the Europa-Berufsschule vocational school in Weiden, Germany, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Omar Alnifawi was 16 when he fled Syria's civil war with his family. After four years working menial jobs in Lebanon to help pay for their journey on to Europe, he had given up on ever going back to school.

Environment7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People stand on the steps of Aluva Shiva Temple complex submerged in water after the opening of Idamalayar dam gate following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

Joby Pathrose, a farmer living a kilometer away from the usually languid Periyar river in southern India, was woken in the night by the sound of rushing waters. Hours later his plantations and everything he owned were completely submerged.

World News8 hours ago

Russia has signed at least 19 military cooperation deals with governments in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014, when it came under Western sanctions for annexing Crimea and stepped up efforts to diversify its economic and diplomatic partnerships.

Healthcare & Pharma12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A medical researcher works on results of tests for preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory in Panama City February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few in the U.S. had heard of.

Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president.

Business News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Brochures are available for potential job applicants at "Amazon Jobs Day," a job fair at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S., August 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

Amazon.com Inc's <AMZN.O> machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (unseen) speaks during his first session at the Lower House of the Parliament in Rome, Italy, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

When a senior representative of Italy's ruling coalition met international investors over dinner last week he was asked at the end of the evening if he had any questions. He only had one: "What would you do if Tria goes?"

World News8 days ago

Sahidullah, a man from the Rohingya community, holds his son on his lap as he speaks with Reuters inside his shack at a camp on the outskirts of Jammu October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Hours after Indian TV channels flashed that the country was deporting seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, Sahidullah said he received a call from his nephew: "Uncle, please get us out of here. They will send us back too."

By Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and Jonathan Landay

Politics15 days ago

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a dinner to honor evangelical leadership in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the U.S. trade representative singled out another man as the deal's architect.

World News16 days ago

Japanese destroyer Inazuma is seen behind one of its ship inspection teams on a small patrol boat in the Indian Ocean, September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka's Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo's highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region's vital commercial sea lanes.

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo

When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead.

Environment2 days ago

A farmer burns the stubble in a rice field in Karnal in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hours after a mechanized harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in India's northern Haryana state as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season's planting.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Wife of Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, is consoled by her relatives after her husband was shot dead by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighbourhood of Lucknow, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India September 29, 2018. To match Insight INDIA-POLICE/KILLINGS.  REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Private security guard Ajit Singh Rana says he supports a police crackdown on gangsters in India's most populous state, even after cops gunned down an Apple executive at a road stop in what human rights activists say was the latest in a series of extra-judicial killings.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker holds a component for a Volvo truck at the Muller manufacturing facility in Redditch, Britain August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

At Muller Precision Engineering's plant in Redditch, south of Birmingham, James Gibbs is in charge of three clattering pieces of machinery older than he is.

Business News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People walk by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets headquarters building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Michael Hirtzer/File Photo

Months after he lost millions when an esoteric corner of financial markets cratered in February, former Target Corp store manager Seth Golden is betting against volatility again.

Special Reports6 days ago

The duplex where the Price family lived on Gillis W. Long National Guard Center is pictured in Carville, Louisiana, U.S., in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 2, 2018.  To match Special Report USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA  Coryn Price via Louisiana Department of Health/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

In August 2016, a National Guardsman’s year-old daughter tested high for lead exposure while living at the military post here, amid pecan groves near the Mississippi River.

Business News6 days ago

Machines work collecting cotton at the Guarani Farm of the Catelan family, in Roda Velha district near Luis Eduardo Magalhaes, Bahia state, Brazil September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

LUÍThe Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty farming community has come since it was founded just 18 years ago.

World News4 days ago

Students listen to teacher Manfred Wichmann in a classroom at the Europa-Berufsschule vocational school in Weiden, Germany, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Omar Alnifawi was 16 when he fled Syria's civil war with his family. After four years working menial jobs in Lebanon to help pay for their journey on to Europe, he had given up on ever going back to school.

Environment7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People stand on the steps of Aluva Shiva Temple complex submerged in water after the opening of Idamalayar dam gate following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

Joby Pathrose, a farmer living a kilometer away from the usually languid Periyar river in southern India, was woken in the night by the sound of rushing waters. Hours later his plantations and everything he owned were completely submerged.

World News8 hours ago

Russia has signed at least 19 military cooperation deals with governments in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014, when it came under Western sanctions for annexing Crimea and stepped up efforts to diversify its economic and diplomatic partnerships.

Healthcare & Pharma12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A medical researcher works on results of tests for preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory in Panama City February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few in the U.S. had heard of.

Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president.

Business News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Brochures are available for potential job applicants at "Amazon Jobs Day," a job fair at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S., August 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

Amazon.com Inc's <AMZN.O> machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (unseen) speaks during his first session at the Lower House of the Parliament in Rome, Italy, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

When a senior representative of Italy's ruling coalition met international investors over dinner last week he was asked at the end of the evening if he had any questions. He only had one: "What would you do if Tria goes?"

World News8 days ago

Sahidullah, a man from the Rohingya community, holds his son on his lap as he speaks with Reuters inside his shack at a camp on the outskirts of Jammu October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Hours after Indian TV channels flashed that the country was deporting seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, Sahidullah said he received a call from his nephew: "Uncle, please get us out of here. They will send us back too."

By Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and Jonathan Landay

Politics15 days ago

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a dinner to honor evangelical leadership in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the U.S. trade representative singled out another man as the deal's architect.

World News16 days ago

Japanese destroyer Inazuma is seen behind one of its ship inspection teams on a small patrol boat in the Indian Ocean, September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka's Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo's highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region's vital commercial sea lanes.

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