One dead, dozens injured as high winds collapse the stage at the Spanish festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa Festival, a massive … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

EXCLUSIVE PDVSA Pauses Oil-for-Debt Shipments to Europe, Wants Product Swap

An oilfield worker walks past pipelines at PDVSA’s Jose Antonio Anzoategui industrial complex in Anzoategui state, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Venezuela has suspended new supplies of crude oil to Europe under an oil-for-debt deal and has asked Italy’s Eni … Read more

Germany and Poland search for cause of massive fish kill in river Oder

Tons of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to determine the cause Polish authorities criticized for slow response Polish PM says Oder may take years to return to normal BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “fully” to determine the cause behind a mass die-off of … Read more

Five Chinese SOEs to Leave NYSE Amid Tensions in US

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) and China Life Insurance (601628.SS), said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange. amid economic and diplomatic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec Shanghai … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

France fights ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – A “monster” forest fire raged for the third day in southwestern France on Thursday, destroying forests and forcing 10,000 people to flee their homes. Without scorching temperatures likely to abate before the weekend, firefighters, bolstered by water bombing, battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction … Read more

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

Exclusive: Russia begins stripping jets for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jets to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources told to Reuters. The steps are in … Read more

Russia Bans Western Investors From Selling Banking And Key Energy Holdings

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector, via video link in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations … Read more