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Tear gas, water cannons, injuries: Chaos erupts in Nantes amid Yellow Vests rally (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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Yellow Vests protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic polices hit France for the 44th weekend in a row. It got especially heated in Nantes where clashes between police and protesters left several people injured. Some 1,800 people took to the streets of the city on Saturday, according to police figures. This week, the Yellow Vests Read More

US won’t ‘automatically’ play defender role for Europe anymore – Merkel

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Europe and the US have been sharing common values for decades, but the former shouldn’t count on American military assistance any longer and should look towards other power centers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has argued. It is 30 years since the end of the Cold War revealed “a new narrative of global power distribution,” Merkel Read More

Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts for second time in two months, no injuries

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Lava erupts from the Stromboli volcano the evening after an explosion in Stromboli, Italy, August 28, 2019, in this still image taken from video footage. Picture taken August 28, 2019. Local Team/REUTERS TV via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – ITALY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ITALY AND .IT WEBSITES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED Read More

Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts in huge explosion spewing lava & ash (VIDEOS)

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A volcano off the south of Italy erupted with a loud roar in front of gobsmacked tourists, spilling a river of lava into the sea and sending huge plumes of hot ash into the sky. The volcano on Stromboli island erupted at 12:17pm local time on Wednesday, according to Italian officials monitoring the site. Holidaymakers Read More

Twitter erupts as Merkel snorts at Trump’s ‘I have German blood’ claim

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel couldn’t contain herself at a press conference in which US President Donald Trump claimed he would visit Germany soon and cited his German heritage, sparking mirth and outrage on Twitter. The hashtag #TrumpNotWelcome began trending soon after Trump promised (threatened?) to visit Germany “soon,” during a press conference at the G7 Read More

Pumice island size of Manhattan floating in Pacific

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An underwater volcano is the likely source of a pumice stone island, the size of Manhattan, which has formed in the Pacific. The huge mass of stone, near to Tonga, has been floating through the Pacific for the last two weeks, and follows reports of plumes of smoke from the direction of a named submarine Read More

Homes, college evacuated as wildfire erupts in Northern California

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(Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday on the outskirts of a National Forest in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of a community college, a major highway and some residents, officials said. The Mountain Fire, which erupted about noon PDT just north of the town of Bella Vista in Shasta County, Read More

Japanese mayor arrested for PUNCHING barmaid in the face after Hiroshima commemorations

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Police in Hiroshima have arrested the mayor of a Japanese town after he got drunk and allegedly punched a female bartender in the face – hours after a ceremony commemorating the atomic bomb attack on the city. Kunio Watanabe is the 62-year-old mayor of Satte, a town in Saitama Prefecture on the edge of Tokyo. Read More

Japan’s Mount Asama volcano erupts, residents warned of pyroclastic flows and fiery cinders

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Mount Asma is sending a column of smoke and fire up to the sky as the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued warnings to the public to maintain a safe distance from the volcano. Smoke spewed from the crater of the volcano, reaching an altitude of about 1,800 meters.  Japan’s Meteorological Agency says Mount Asama in Read More

Japan’s Mount Asama erupts, weather agency issues warning

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A video grab from the Japan Meteorological Agency’s live camera image shows an eruption of Mount Asama, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, August 7, 2019. Japan Meteorological Agency/Handout via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japan Meteorological Agency said Mount Asama in central Japan erupted late on Wednesday and issued a warning not to approach the volcano. Read More