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Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze on a barren and parched land at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district Read More

Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history

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FILE PHOTO: Cars pass a 120 km/h (75 mph) speed limit sign on the A27 Autobahn near the northern German city of Bremen April 10, 2008. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen BERLIN (Reuters) – The days of unlimited speeding on Germany’s famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on Read More

Snow, cold take aim at U.S. farm belt this weekend

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A winter storm this weekend followed by a plunge in temperatures, coupled with another cold push late this month, could threaten livestock in the U.S. Plains and possibly winter wheat in parts of the Midwest, meteorologists said. The storm should bring 2 to 8 inches (5 to 20 centimeters) of snow from Read More

NATO, church & brotherhood of arms: Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade

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Russian President Vladimir Putin got a hero’s welcome in Belgrade. The one-day visit to the last holdout against NATO’s ambitions in the Balkans may have been somewhat short on substance, but was certainly loaded with symbolism. Even before he landed, the Russian leader was given an honor guard by Serbian air force MiGs, a 2017 Read More

Two skiers rescued from avalanche at Taos, New Mexico

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(Reuters) – Two skiers were rescued after an avalanche at a ski resort in Taos, New Mexico on Thursday, and no one else was believed to be trapped under the snow, a resort official said. The skiers were taken to a Medical clinic at Taos Ski Valley in northern New Mexico and their condition was Read More

Heavy snow traps dozens of nuns in Alpine monastery

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Dozens of Catholic nuns have been cut off from the world for days after heavy snowfall left them trapped in their Alpine monastery. Authorities in Austria have deployed heavy equipment to clear the snow and fallen trees that were blocking roads to the Marienparadies cloister, which is run by the Sisters of Bethlehem order. Despite Read More

Mysterious skull of primitive child reveals strange modern human-like teeth

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The mysterious skull of a primitive 6-year-old child discovered in a Chinese cave was found to have teeth similar to modern humans. The fascinating find is now the oldest known case of human teeth growth in East Asia. Seven teeth were discovered in the child’s fossilized upper jaw – teeth which were in the process Read More

Hitachi freezes UK nuclear project as Brexit crisis deepens

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TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Wales as Britain scrabbles for a way to exit the European Union, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of aging plants. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Hitachi Ltd. is pictured Read More

Russia looks to build ‘LNG Island’ to supply booming Asian market

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Russia’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) producer is looking to boost supply to the fast growing Asian markets by upgrading its facilities in the Far East. While Russia’s gas giant Gazprom is working to complete the Power of Siberia gas pipeline expected to begin delivering gas to China in December 2019, another Russian company — Read More

Hitachi freezes British nuclear project, books $2.8 billion hit

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) said on Thursday it has decided to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) British nuclear power project and will consequently book a writedown of 300 billion yen. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Hitachi Ltd. is pictured at the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) at Read More