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8 dead in worst escalation in Gaza since 2014

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Eight people have been killed in the worst escalation of violence Gaza has seen since the 2014 war. A fresh wave of fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead after two days of unrest. An Israeli aircraft fired towards a militant who was part of a group launching Read More

Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California’s deadliest wildfire disaster. The intensified effort to locate victims came on the sixth day Read More

Sitting in the embers, Californians wonder: can Paradise be rebuilt?

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Lovingly placed statues of a family of deer still mark the entrance to Mare Reasons’ house in Paradise, California, but her woodland home was so thoroughly devoured in the state’s deadliest wildfire that only an iron bed and an antique stove remain intact above the rubble. FILE PHOTO: Ken’s Automotive Service Read More

Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres. Teams of workers wielding chainsaws cleared downed power lines and other obstacles from the Read More

Even after sell-off, Blackstone's Wien avoids gloom on U.S. stocks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been battered over the last few weeks but a senior executive at Blackstone Group LP, one of the world’s most influential asset managers, said there is no cause to be overly worried about next year. Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions group, speaks during the Reuters Read More

Brazil lawmakers slam Norsk Hydro, regulators for Alunorte leak

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FILE PHOTO: A ship navigates at Para river as alumina Refinery Alunorte, owned by Norwegian company Norsk Hydro ASA, is pictured in Barcarena, Para state, northern Brazil March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – “Failures and possible crimes” led to a February leak of mineral byproduct at Norsk Hydro ASA’s Alunorte Read More

U.S. in China trade talks again, demands 'change of posture'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said on Tuesday that the United States welcomed the resumption of talks with China on trade, while Vice President Mike Pence warned Beijing to change its behavior so as to avoid a new cold war with the United States. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow Read More

CNN sues Trump after White House bans reporter

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CNN is suing Donald Trump after a reporter was banned from the White House following a hostile exchange at a news conference. The president berated political correspondent Jim Acosta during a post-midterms briefing last week, after which the journalist was accused of assaulting an intern who attempted to relieve him of the microphone. Press secretary Read More

CNN sues Donald Trump over White House ban

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CNN is suing Donald Trump after a reporter was banned from the White House following a hostile exchange at a press conference. The president berated political correspondent Jim Acosta during a post-midterms briefing last week, after which the journalist was accused of assaulting an intern who attempted to relieve him of the microphone. Press secretary Read More

7 dead in worst escalation in Gaza since 2014

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Seven people have been killed in a day in the worst escalation of violence Gaza has seen since the 2014 war. Gaza’s Health ministry announced another death on Tuesday morning, which raises the number killed in the Hamas-ruled enclave to six – including two militants – in less than 24 hours. An Israeli aircraft fired Read More