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Typhoon in eastern China causes landslide, killing 18 people

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Eighteen people were killed and 14 were missing in eastern China on Saturday in a landslide triggered by a major typhoon, which caused widespread transport disruptions and the evacuation of more than one million people, state broadcaster CCTV reported. People walk in the rainstorm as typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai, China August Read More

Typhoon in eastern China causes landslide, killing 13 people

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Thirteen people were killed and 16 were missing in eastern China on Saturday in a landslide triggered by a major typhoon, which also caused hundreds of flight cancellations and the evacuation of more than one million people, state broadcaster CCTV reported. People holding umbrellas wade through floodwaters amid heavy rainfall on a Read More

US wants Germany for Gulf mission, but it’s choice between ‘war room’ & ‘negotiating table’

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Germany is currently considering a joint maritime operation with the US and UK in the Persian Gulf. Even at the risk of angering Washington by refusing, Berlin has no appetite for conflict with Iran, analysts told RT. The US has formally asked Germany to join a mission aimed at “protecting” maritime traffic through the Strait Read More

MH17 probe didn’t look for causes of tragedy, opted to impulsively blame Russia – Malaysian PM

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Malaysia can’t accept the conclusions of the Dutch-led probe into the downing of flight MH17, as the probe didn’t seem interested in establishing the truth about the tragedy, the country’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said. “They aren’t really looking at the causes of the crash and who was responsible, but already they have decided Read More

Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares on Wednesday gave a guarded welcome to hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank’s coming policy meeting. FILE PHOTO: A man looks on in front of an electronic Read More

Oil rises near $64/bbl on second downed Iranian drone

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil rose to almost $64 on Tuesday, jumping late in the session after the head of U.S. Central Command said the United States may have taken down a second Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz last week. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field Read More

Schrodinger’s Drone: US Commander says Americans ‘may have’ shot down another Iranian drone

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With Washington and Tehran bickering over whether an American warship downed an Iranian drone, a US commander in the Persian Gulf suggested that two –or more– drones were shot down. However, even he isn’t sure. President Donald Trump announced last Thursday the USS Boxer shot down an Iranian drone that approached within 1,000 yards (900 Read More

Pounding rains, flash floods drench northeastern United States

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(Reuters) – Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm. A man peers from a Lower East Side apartment window as a heatwave continued to affect the region in Manhattan, New York Read More

As heat wave breaks across U.S. northeast, thousands left without power

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(Reuters) – Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Monday and into early Tuesday, even as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed. A man peers from a Lower East Side apartment window as a heatwave continued to affect the region in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., July Read More

Europeans plan naval mission to ensure safe passage in Persian Gulf

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7/22/2019 LONDON – European governments will assemble a naval mission to provide safe passage for ships through the Persian Gulf, after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the region last week, an act that U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described as “state piracy.” Hunt announced a “European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage Read More