Special Reports


Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears


SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data centre at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.

Seed firms scramble to stop a 'cancer' in Canada's cash crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. | Video

23 Feb 2018

Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

HERCULANEUM, Italy Roberto Biondi's 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer's, is housebound and no longer recognises her son. She is also the family's main breadwinner.

20 Feb 2018

Refiner goes belly-up after big payouts to Carlyle Group

NEW YORK Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload.

20 Feb 2018

Poland spares forest to win EU favour, but damage already done

BIALOWIEZA, Poland When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.

19 Feb 2018

Insight: Eyes wide shut - the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

19 Feb 2018

Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit. | Video

16 Feb 2018

Pot Pharm - Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

TORONTO Canopy Growth Corp, one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants. | Video

16 Feb 2018

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

LONDON "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.

12 Feb 2018

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

MOSCOW About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. | Video

16 Feb 2018

Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

NEW DELHI Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.