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Officials blamed for bridge collapse told to leave memorial service

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Motorway executives attending a ceremony to remember victims of a major bridge collapse were told to leave after grieving relatives asked the Italian prime minister to intervene. A service was held in Genoa marking one year since 43 people were killed in the Morandi Bridge disaster. Top executives for the country’s biggest motorway operator Atlantia Read More

One year after Genoa tragedy: Are Europe’s bridges any safer?

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Italy is commemorating one year since the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed and killed 43 people. The incident raised many questions about the crumbling European infrastructure, but did it spur swift action? Millions of people cross them without thought every single day, but there are tens of thousands of bridges in Europe that have been Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

U.S.-China Trade Tensions Intensify

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U S stock futures plunged ahead of trading on Monday on concerns that the lingering trade war between the United States and China could push the global and domestic economies into a full blown recession The Dow lost around 150 points after Hong Kong International Airport terminated all Read More

U.S. bond yields rise on confusion over U.S. trade move

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday amid confusion over the United States policy on trade with China, while political turmoil in Italy compounded investor concerns, capping a volatile week in the bond market. FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts Read More

The transhumanist: Russian student who lost sight after explosion developing bionic eyes for himself

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He sleeps two hours a night, plays guitar with a custom prosthesis, and has illegally implanted a microchip. When Evgeny Nekrasov was disfigured by an accident at 14, he decided to leverage future technology to build a new life. ‘Hands turned into mush’ Evgeny, now 21, has no recollection of “messing around” after school with Read More

Trump tariff salvo batters European stocks, sparks bond rally

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LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks posted their biggest drop of 2019 on Friday and German bond yields hit record lows after U.S. President Donald Trump fired his latest trade war salvo at China, jolting markets and sparking a frenzied bid for safe-haven assets. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at Read More

Trump’s tariffs jolt global stocks, spark rush to safer assets

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Global stocks took a beating on Friday, with investors piling into safe-haven assets but oil prices recouped some losses after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would slap a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports starting Sept. 1. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is Read More

Wall Street Week Ahead: Even if Fed cut is a given, Powell seen as wild card for stock market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will have to walk a fine line to avoid roiling the stock market next week, even if the central bank delivers on expectations and lowers interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. Trader works on the main trading floor of New Read More