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A decade of disorder: Millions on the move

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Last week, Reuters Editor at Large Sir Harold (Harry) Evans moderated a Reuters Newsmaker conversation with David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about the responsibility wealthy countries have to support the millions of people fleeing conflict and disaster.

An audience that included our CEO Jim Smith and other employees, representatives from a number of humanitarian organizations and external media gathered at our Times Square office to get some historical context behind the current headlines on refugees from Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East – and Miliband’s thoughts on what can and should be done to help.

After an introduction by our Chief People Officer, Peter Warwick, Sir Harry asked Miliband about the scale of the current problem.

“As measured by the number of wars between states, this is a very peaceful period of human history.  But at the same time it’s a period when more people are fleeing conflict and disaster than at any time since 1945.” (more…)

Reuters on U.S. Legal news

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By Amy Stevens, Executive Editor, Thomson Reuters

We are proud to announce the launch of Reuters.com/legal, a new destination showcasing the best of Reuters journalism for and about lawyers.

It’s designed for readers around the globe who care about U.S. legal news—whether it’s lawsuits that move financial markets, Supreme Court cases that shape history, key practice-area developments for attorneys in their daily workflow, or the business relationships between lawyers and clients.

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Reuters pictures for a future audience

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By Reinhard Krause, Global Pictures Editor, Thomson Reuters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Reuters pictures service. Our recent packages of the most iconic pictures from the past three decades have been a great success – and you can click here to see Parts One, Two and Three. But while it’s good to look back proudly at our work, it’s more important to look forward: (more…)

Churchill behind bars

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Reuters Pretoria Office in 1900

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister and Second World War leader, died 50 years ago in January. He was 90. Throughout his long life he was to be caught up in war and the threat of war. Late in 1899, when he was 25, he became a prisoner of the Boers. Hostilities in the Boer War (1899-1902) were conducted very differently from the way they were to be some 15 years later. Reuters also saw itself differently. Our archive tells us more…

The two independent Boer republics were situated in the south-eastern part of Africa. War with Britain broke out on October 12, 1899. Churchill became a war correspondent for The Morning Post of London at the high salary of £250 per month. Some weeks later he accompanied a scouting expedition in an armoured train. Film buffs will recall this episode from the film Young Winston. Captured by the Boers, he was imprisoned in a POW camp in Pretoria, capital of the Transvaal (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek). As a prisoner, he received two telegrams from his American mother, making use of Reuters private telegram service: (more…)

Location, location, location: Reuters-TIMA Location Services launch

Hear directly from Tim Santhouse, Reuters global head of video products, and Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA, on how this major global partnership will enable live coverage of the biggest stories breaking across the world.

Reuters-TIMA Location Services is designed to offer location services, including studio facilities and logistical support, to broadcasters and online media outlets.

Reuters and TIMA, a global content service provider, will combine Reuters unparalleled global editorial content, seen by over a billion people every day, with TIMA’s cutting-edge technology and considerable experience of service delivery for the international media industry.

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Top 10 videos from Davos

A worker prepares the sign at the entrance hall of the congress centre, the venue of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

Here are some of the best video clips from the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos:

ECB quantitative easing won’t save the euro zone economy – Roubini

Even if the European Central Bank embarks on quantitative easing it’s unlikely to either boost the economy or tackle deflation, says NYU Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini. What’s needed is a massive fiscal stimulus, which Germany won’t agree to. (more…)

Davos Diary – Tuesday

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The buzz continues to build here in Davos as many more attendees have arrived, including our own Thomson Reuters delegates. Things kicked off this evening with a welcome message from Executive Chairman and Founder of the WEF Klaus Schwab, followed by the 21st Annual Crystal awards, an event that honors artists whose important contributions are improving the world.

Bocelli’s performance (more…)

Davos Diary – Monday

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos may not have officially begun just yet, but the Swiss town is already abuzz with activity as business leaders, media, government representatives, academics, artists, international organizations and partners prepare for the week ahead.

As usual, we have transformed the Davos library to serve as our base of operations throughout the week. What was a cozy library now features a newsroom, fully functional TV studio, green room, planning office and digital hub of operations. The outside of the library looks stunning as well and is splashed with our branding and even glows orange at night. (more…)

Follow the action from Davos 2015

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland over January 21-24, brings together 300 heads of state, heads of government, and 1,500 business leaders from more than 140 countries to address broad-brush global challenges that it would be difficult to debate in other industry or region-specific settings.

This year’s theme explores how profound political, economic, social and technological transformations are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making.

As a strategic partner, we are both covering and participating in the event with leaders from around the globe, including our own CEO Jim SmithExecutive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.

Representing us at Davos (more…)

Virtual reality therapy uses avatars to teach self-compassion

Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. Matthew Stock reports.