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Villagers, firefighters battle huge blazes in central Portugal

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VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) – As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze. A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire Read More

Police launch investigation as wildfire sweeps central Portugal

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VILA DE REI, Portugal (Reuters) – More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday, after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village. A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire next to the village of Vila de Read More

One wildfire remains active in central Portugal, 800 firefighters mobilized

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LISBON (Reuters) – More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village and left one person with severe injuries, officials said. Strong winds are making it tougher for firefighters to put out the wildfire although Read More

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized

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LISBON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries. Strong winds are making it tougher for firefighters to put out the blazes, which started on Saturday afternoon in Castelo Branco, a district 225 Read More

Who ‘owns’ the Moon 50 years after mankind’s 1st ‘giant leap’

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Humans first set foot on the Moon half a century ago, but it remains largely unexplored and uncolonized to this day, and humankind cannot agree on how to do business there. After all, who “owns” the Moon? Fifty years after Neil Armstrong made “one small step” on the surface of the Moon on July 20, Read More

Saudi Arabia invites US to ‘preserve its peace’ against Iran by swamping Gulf with more troops

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Saudi Arabia has rolled out the welcome mat for US troops in a move it claims is aimed at “preserving its peace” – mainly by menacing Iran, where tensions have risen near a breaking point after multiple tanker seizures. King Salman has approved hosting US forces in order to “increase joint cooperation in defense of Read More

Shale boom architect Mark Papa named new Schlumberger chairman

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7/19/2019 HOUSTON – Schlumberger is tapping as its chairman an executive who earned a reputation for building shale producers that bypass oil service companies. Mark Papa, 72, who will take over as chairman of the world’s biggest oilfield service provider next month, helped give birth to the U.S. shale boom a decade ago by building Read More

Anglo American says Chile Los Bronces mine project will not harm glaciers, biodiversity

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FILE PHOTO: The Anglo American logo is seen in Rusternburg October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Anglo American said on Friday it had submitted an environmental impact study for a $3 billion project seeking to maintain output from its flagship Los Bronces copper mine in Chile. The overhaul proposes to move part Read More

Greece offers opportunity for Turkey if drilling disputes are resolved

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7/19/2019 WASHINGTON – Greece’s foreign minister said his country could work together with Turkey to exploit natural resources while urging Ankara to settle its dispute with the European Union over offshore drilling in the Mediterranean. Nikolaos Dendias said in an interview in Washington that there are a wide range of issues where Greece could cooperate Read More

Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages. Visitors from Chile, Emilia Aguirre, 14, Beatriz Catalan, 14, and Magdalena Chahuan, Read More