Drought in England, fires rage in France as heatwave persists

Firefighters from across Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heatwaves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to France’s rescue on Friday to battle a massive wildfire, while fire also raged in Portugal and parts of England faced a severe … Read more

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe’s energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured … Read more

Wildfires burn, farmers struggle as another heatwave bakes western Europe

‘Monster’ fire consumes nearly 7,000 hectares in France ESA chief urges action to fight climate change Swiss army airlifts water to cows in Alpine meadows Gig-economy workers decry labor rights as temperatures soar HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – European nations sent firefighting teams to help France tackle a “monster” wildfire on Thursday, while forest … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Ukraine says 11 killed overnight, Britain flags new Russian force

Ukraine says 11 killed in central Dnipropetrovsk region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground force Explosions at Russian army base in Crimea Fears over shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Mass burial victims shot, tortured, says Ukraine Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

UN’s nuclear watchdog warns on Ukraine plant; Russia shells ‘dozens’ of towns

Two sides exchange blame over nuclear plant danger Ukraine says Russian forces tried to attack in six eastern areas Four more ships depart with foodstuffs Aug 7 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency raised grave concern about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as its military said Russian forces … Read more

Shelling hits power lines at Ukraine nuclear plant, both sides trade blame

Technicians close reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in east centers on fortified village KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Shelling hit a high-voltage power line on Friday at a major Ukrainian nuclear power station captured by Russia, prompting the plant’s … Read more

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilizes after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says Russia has no reason to hold up turbine return

Turbine caught in energy standoff between West, Russia Scholz visits Siemens Energy factory where turbines are stored Says turbine ready to be sent back to Russia Kremlin: turbine documentation still lacking Kremlin: Nord Stream 2 could supply gas this year MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany, Aug 3 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday … Read more