Special Reports


Special Report - Industry helps Chinese game their way into and through U.S. colleges


By Koh Gui Qing, Alexandra Harney, Steve Stecklow and James Pomfret

Insight: Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

DAVAO, Philippines On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill. | Video

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Insight - As fighters return from Libya, Tunisia faces growing challenge

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia After a U.S. air strike killed a Tunisian jihadist commander in western Libya in late February, dozens of Islamic State fighters sneaked across the border into Tunisia and attacked an army barracks and police bases in the town of Ben Guerdane.

24 May 2016

Insight - In Iran, dividends of nuclear deal are slow to appear

TEHRAN Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration. An opaque business environment in Iran and political uncertainty in the United States are to blame.

24 May 2016

Insight - Hungarian media group fuelled with central bank cash

BUDAPEST Shortly after National Bank of Hungary (NBH) Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy took his post three years ago, a group of businessmen launched an online media group that has grown rapidly with the help of the central bank.

23 May 2016

Insight - With India's Gandhis at rock bottom, opposition comeback a daunting task

NEW DELHI Prashant Kishor, the election campaign manager brought in by India's opposition Congress party to reverse its declining fortunes, knew his real work would begin when the party hit rock bottom. It looks like that moment has come.

23 May 2016

Special Report - Floating voters may hold key to Britain's EU future

HASTINGS, England Graeme Williams is sure of only one thing as Britain heads for a momentous referendum on whether to stay in the European Union: He hasn't a clue which way to vote.

20 May 2016

Special Report - Cyber thieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

LONDON/CHICAGO Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong.

21 May 2016

Insight - Jihadists mobilise in Syria as peacemaking unravels

BEIRUT/AMMAN Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilising again for all-out war against President Bashar al-Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce.

19 May 2016

Insight - Campaigners on a mission to ensure 'sexist data' reflects women's realities

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data, once the domain of geeks, is being put at the centre of women's rights by campaigners arguing current statistics are sexist and need to have "soul" that reflects women's real lives.

18 May 2016