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DP World chairman says trade tensions will make 2019 challenging

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Global ports operator DP World DPW.DI believes international trade tensions such as those between the United States and China will make 2019 challenging but not unmanageable, its chairman said on Sunday. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World, gestures during the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Read More

Nearly half of German firms expect growing trade strains with U.S.: survey

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FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind the financial district early evening in Frankfurt, Germany, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Forty-four percent of German firms expect a further escalation of trade tensions between Europe and the United States, which is likely to continue to dampen new investments, the RND newspaper chain reported, Read More

Exclusive: U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on Health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group said on Sunday. The logo of Chevron Corp is seen in its booth at Gastech, Read More

Fiery mailboxes and dogs in bags: fleeing California's wildfire

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CHICO, Calif. (Reuters) – Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. They did not think much of it as they had seen fires nearby in the past. Nicole and Eric Montague, who lost their home in Paradise Read More

India's first elephant hospital cheers animal activists, draws tourists

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MATHURA, Uttar Pradesh (Reuters) – At India’s first hospital for elephants, opened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 49-year old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones. A handler bathes Coconut, a female elephant, Read More

Rain on the way as search for missing continues after California wildfires

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state’s most destructive wildfires. NASA’s Operational Land Imager satellite image shows the Camp Fire burning at around 10:45 a.m. local time near Paradise, California. Courtesy Read More

Search on for 1,276 now missing after California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The number of people missing after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. Forensic recovery teams sifting through the charred wreckage recovered the remains of five more victims, Read More

J.Crew CEO James Brett steps down after short tenure

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A J.Crew store logo is pictured on a building along the Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, Florida March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri NEW YORK (Reuters) – J.Crew Group Inc, known for its preppy men’s and women’s clothing, said on Saturday that its Chief Executive Officer James Brett is leaving the company, effective immediately. The Read More

London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

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LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate Read More

Evacuation plan 'out the window' when fire hit California town

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(Reuters) – When a “megafire” engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that could help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires. As strong winds sent flames roaring into Paradise at 2 miles per minute, emergency personnel and Read More