Special Reports

Special Report - Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow


KIEV - From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.


Insight - Civilians emerge as pawns in South China Sea legal chess game 9:04am BST

HONG KONG/MANILA - On tiny specks in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, Vietnamese and Filipino children skip to school each day. Not far away, China is building lighthouses and weather stations on reclaimed land. Further north, a Chinese cruise ship takes "patriotic" tourists to a separate group of contested islands.


Insight - Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model 28 May 2015

NEW YORK - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet.


Insight - All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny 28 May 2015

SYDNEY - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. | Video

Insight - Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies 28 May 2015

NEW YORK - Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions.


Insight - Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote 26 May 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

Insight - In new trend, European fund firms become banks in all but name 27 May 2015

LONDON - Australian Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance.

Insight - Baby Boomer brokers face shrinking market to sell firms 27 May 2015

NEW YORK - Steven Dudash, like most brokers, spends a lot of time making it easier for his clients to retire. This summer, though, his plan is to make it easier for older brokers to retire.

Insight - Original robo-adviser Financial Engines seeks life beyond 401(k)s 27 May 2015

NEW YORK - Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California-based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401(k) plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement.


Insight - Fight over hot new cholesterol drugs may be won in milligrams 26 May 2015

LOS ANGELES - Two powerful and innovative cholesterol drugs likely to be approved this summer both target the same protein and have been shown to sharply lower LDL in high-risk patients. But there is at least one significant difference between the two offerings: the dosages in which they will be sold.


Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria

ABUJA - Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as President of Nigeria on Friday at a ceremony in the capital attended by numerous African heads of state and foreign dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.