2016: The year that Putin got his way

2016: The year that Putin got his way

Russian President Vladimir Putin had an exceptionally successful year, with Moscow making geostrategic gains in Syria, Europe as well as the US in 2016. What a difference a year makes. Back in 2015, things weren’t looking particularly good for Russia. With the country suffering from falling oil prices and sanctions for the annexation of Crimea, […]

Haitians to elect new president after year of political uncertainty

Haitians to elect new president after year of political uncertainty

Haiti held a long-delayed election on Sunday amid scenes of devastation in parts of the country, with voters hoping a new president would boost the economy after a destructive hurricane and more than a year of political instability. Some early reports said a candidate backed by Haiti’s last president, Michel Martelly, had taken the lead […]

A year after Paris attacks, former neighbours of terrorists feel forgotten

A year after Paris attacks, former neighbours of terrorists feel forgotten

A year after the deadly November 13 Paris attacks, people who lived near the terrorists say they lost everything in the ensuing police operation and have been forgotten by the authorities. Five days after the coordinated attacks – which included a mass shooting at the Bataclan concert hall and left 130 people dead across the […]

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

Britain’s pound slumped to a three-decade low on Tuesday as concerns over Brexit were compounded by the renewed strength of the dollar on resurgent U.S. interest rate hike expectations. Sterling was at its weakest since 1985, hit by a growing sense that the UK may be heading for a ‘hard’ Brexit where it severs links […]

French kids face new anti-terror guidelines at start of school year

French kids face new anti-terror guidelines at start of school year

Around 12 million children went back to school across France on Thursday as the government unveiled a series of security procedures and guidelines designed to help teachers in the event of a terrorist attack. An otherwise normal return to classes, or la rentrée as it is known in France, has been marked by tighter screening […]

After 30-year ban, gay men in France allowed to donate blood

After 30-year ban, gay men in France allowed to donate blood

Gay men in France were officially permitted to donate blood Monday after having been banned from doing so for 30 years. LGBT rights groups welcome the move, but many remain critical of the strict conditions of celibacy imposed on gay male donors. “It’s the end of a taboo and discrimination,” France’s Health Minister Marisol Touraine […]

Reuters Best Photos of the Year

Reuters Best Photos of the Year

Reuters photographers produce over half a million images every year.Some pictures define an event, others capture a moment revealing anaspect of the human condition. In the series below, Reutersphotographers offer unique insight into some of our best pictures ofthe year. Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter […]

T-Shirt Of The Year: Hilarious Photo

T-Shirt Of The Year: Hilarious Photo

Each year we pick the most memorable t-shirt of the year and crown it as the T-Shirt of Year.