Special Reports


How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown


LUANDA/LONDON On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

WASHINGTON Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminium suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

22 Nov 2017

Special Report - In modernising nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize that year.

21 Nov 2017

Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernisation

MILAN Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank and a bastion of tradition dating back to 1472, has entered the realms of virtual reality. It's an unlikely sign of the times.

20 Nov 2017

Counting the costs - U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. | Video

21 Nov 2017

Special Report - Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin and Brad Brooks

21 Nov 2017

Special Report - Twice burned: How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

16 Nov 2017

Special Report - How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

15 Nov 2017

Oil seen as real prize of Iran's Kurdish adventure

By Ahmed Rasheed, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

14 Nov 2017

Special Report - Lead poisoning lurks in scores of New York areas

NEW YORK In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Freed Pakistani militant Hafiz Saeed rails against India, ex-PM Sharif

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD Newly freed Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in Mumbai, called ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a "traitor" on Friday for seeking peace with neighbour and arch-foe India.