Special Reports


Special Report - How banks lost the ear of Britain's government over Brexit


LONDON One afternoon in mid-January, Prime Minister Theresa May walked into a meeting room in the Swiss resort of Davos to face Wall Street's most powerful bankers. | Video

All drill, no frack: U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished

NEW YORK U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country – a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate.

24 Mar 2017

Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring

Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home. | Video

23 Mar 2017

As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

BOSTON President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil. | Video

23 Mar 2017

Special Report- In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate

JOHANNESBURG In 2010 police in Johannesburg shot Justin Ejimkonye, a Nigerian migrant, in the leg. The reason why is unclear: It took the police 18 months to charge Ejimkonye with any crime. When they did bring a charge, saying he was carrying cannabis, a public prosecutor decided not to pursue the case for lack of evidence.

22 Mar 2017

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

GELENDZHIK, Russia Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Special Report - Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show

By Nathan Layne, Ned Parker, Svetlana Reiter, Stephen Grey and Ryan McNeill

18 Mar 2017

Missing from Trump's grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

(This March 17 story has been filed to correct paragraph 10 to say shipyard is in Newport News, not Norfolk) | Video

21 Mar 2017

In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada

REYNOSA, Mexico/TORONTO Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump's first days in office said they would soon try to head north again - but this time to Canada. | Video

16 Mar 2017

Moldova sees Russian plot to derail money-laundering probe

CHISINAU Two months ago, Moldova's Deputy General Prosecutor Iurie Garaba travelled to Moscow with an invitation to attend an official function for Russia's General Prosecutor's Day.

16 Mar 2017

Communal strife in Gujarat kills one, 14 hurt

NEW DELHI One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Sunday.