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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.

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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.

Remembering our colleagues

Sunday marked Remembrance Sunday in the UK, followed by Armistice Day and Veterans Day in the U.S. Let’s take a moment to remember our reporters on the front line of conflicts around the world.

Over the past 130 years, twenty nine of our correspondents and photographers have lost their lives while covering conflicts in different parts of the world. Our Thomson Reuters “In Memoriam” book lists each name and tells us something about each individual. The book first came into being in 1994, twenty years ago.

It opens with Frank Roberts, who died during the now almost-forgotten Sudan campaign of 1885. His name appears on a bronze plaque in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, dedicated to the seven correspondents who lost their lives in the war. The next casualty was Dick Sheepshanks, killed at Teruel in 1937 while reporting from General Franco’s Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War. Fifty-two troubled years separate the two correspondents. But now the demands and expectations placed on journalists and photographers have changed dramatically since the early days. Sadly, such demands also bring with them a much greater element of personal risk.

Frank Roberts

Reuters covered most major wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But, apart from Roberts, the agency did not lose a single correspondent. By comparison, during the conflicts of the later 20th and early 21st centuries, it lost 28.

Why?

Today’s correspondents and photographers report from the thick of the action to provide an on-the-spot account of unfolding events. A hundred years ago, war reporting meant something quite different.

Reuters employed no photographers. This eliminated one category which now features in the book with tragic regularity. Furthermore, few of our reporters ever expected personally to witness any fighting. Remaining well back from the front line, correspondents accepted official communiqués which strongly ‘suggested’ what they should report. In most cases they questioned no further. Very few had any real opportunities to do so. (more…)