Special Reports


What a sting on a regional governor says about how the Kremlin wins elections


MOSCOW On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow.

New NYC law, San Francisco lawsuit highlight global risks for Airbnb

SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning.

22 Oct 2016

As Sweden tightens borders, an Afghan faces return to home he doesn't know

KARLSHAMN, Sweden, Mohsen Naghawi says he is 18. At some point in the future, he fears, a plane will fly him to a violent country where he has never lived and has no family. If that happens, he will immediately look to escape. | Video

20 Oct 2016

Special Report - How Egypt's crackdown on dissent ensnared some of the country's top judges

CAIRO On the evening of July 21, 2013, dozens of judges gathered on the Armada, a floating restaurant docked where the Nile glides past the leafy suburb of Maadi in southern Cairo.

18 Oct 2016

Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike

WELLSTON, Missouri The crammed-to-capacity parking lot at a job training centre in this St. Louis suburb is exhibit A for why the U.S. Federal Reserve remains at odds over the health of the U.S. labour market and how quickly interest rates should rise.

18 Oct 2016

Iraq's traumatised minorities: a test of unity after Mosul offensive

ALQOSH, Iraq Behnam Abboush won't feel any safer if Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of their stronghold of Mosul. That's why he and 300 other Assyrian Christians in the paramilitary force under his command are taking matters into their own hands.

18 Oct 2016

Slumscapes: How the world's five biggest slums are shaping their futures

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the United Nations prepares a 20-year plan to cope with the challenges of booming urbanization, residents of the world's five biggest slums are battling to carve out a place in the cities of the future.

17 Oct 2016

How EU fund rules leave gaps in investor protection

PAVIA, Italy Pietro Maffi routinely checks his financial statements and has a good understanding of how his savings are being managed. At least he thought he did until he read the small print.

17 Oct 2016

Oil majors experiment with technology to weather crisis

LONDON/OSLO Oil majors including Statoil, Shell and Chevron are experimenting with various technologies, from drones and drill design to data management, to drive down costs and weather a deep downturn.

16 Oct 2016

Special Report - Chinese firm buys access to U.S. college admissions officers

By Steve Stecklow, Renee Dudley, James Pomfret and Alexandra Harney

14 Oct 2016