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Rob Cox: Why Remington’s investors shouldn’t sell

May 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

That’s billion, with a bee: Measuring the massive cost of hive collapse

May 19, 2015

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In farming, technology will only take you so far. GPS can help drive automated harvesters around the fields, satellites help to ensure the right crops get planted at the right time. But if you want your crops to grow, you’ll have to rely on something a little more old-fashioned: honey bees.

How David Letterman blew up late-night TV

By Neal Gabler
May 19, 2015
Late night television host David Letterman waves to the crowd as he accepts The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at "The Comedy Awards" in New York City

David Letterman waves to the crowd as he accepts The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence in New York, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

To recapture Ramadi from Islamic State, Iraq must use this formula

By Hayder Al-Khoei
May 18, 2015
Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

Displaced Sunnis, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Like nails on a chalkboard: How hard-fought labor reforms have been lost

By Terry Golway
May 18, 2015
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After the New York Times ran a searing two-part investigation into the exploitation and job-related health problems of the state’s nail-salon workers earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered emergency measures to protect them and appointed a special review panel to recommend long-term reforms. The Times series painted a portrait of an immigrant workforce laboring in dangerous conditions and for pitiful wages — in some cases paying salon owners for the opportunity to make $10, or less, a day.

Why this Ukrainian ‘revolution’ may be doomed, too

By Lucian Kim
May 17, 2015
U.S. serviceman trains Ukrainian soldiers during joint military exercise in Yavoriv

A serviceman of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (R) trains Ukrainian soldiers during a joint military exercise called “Fearless Guardian 2015″ outside Lviv, Ukraine, May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Why humanity may yet reach the stars

By Alastair Reynolds
May 15, 2015
The Soyuz TMA-14M capsule with ISS crew members Barry Wilmore of the U.S., Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia is seen above clouds as it descends before landing southeast of Dzhezkazgan

A Soyuz TMA-14M capsule is seen above the clouds as it descends beneath a parachute before landing southeast of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan in this March 12, 2015 picture provided by NASA. REUTERS/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout via Reuters

Left’s labor lost: Why Europe’s social democrats are on the ropes

By John Lloyd
May 15, 2015
Ed Miliband former leader of the Labour Party, Nick Clegg former leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pay tribute at the Cenotaph to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London

Ed Miliband (L) who resigned as leader of the Labour Party, Nick Clegg who resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (R) carry wreaths of poppies as they pay tribute at the Cenotaph to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

The issue that could bring Iran and Saudi Arabia to the negotiating table

By Mark Fitzpatrick and Jacqueline Shire
May 15, 2015
Obama hosts working session of six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David in Maryland

President Barack Obama hosts a working session of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David in Maryland, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Iron curtains: The world’s new dividing lines are no better than the old

By Yuliya Komska
May 14, 2015
Bulgarian border police stand near a barbed wire fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border

Bulgarian border police stand near a barbed wire fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov