Low water levels on the Danube reveal sunken German warships from World War II

Low water levels on the Danube reveal sunken German warships from World War II

PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty Danube River to one of its lowest levels in nearly a century, sinking the hulls of dozens of explosive-laden German warships during World War II near the Serbian river port city of Prahovo. The ships were among the hundreds sunk … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-stricken dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has devastated many in rural Spain, but an unexpected side effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists: the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has shifted. Officially known as the dolmen of Guadalperal but also referred to … Read more

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country solely to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In 2018, … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change,” said President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, increasing domestic capacity to produce wind … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency council calls for railroad wage increases to resolve contract talks

US President Joe Biden walks to Air Force One as he departs for Washington, DC, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, US, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s emergency council is tasked with helping major freight railroads … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … Read more

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling in recent days Russia says it will do everything it can to allow the IAEA to visit the nuclear power plant IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops KYIV, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials on Monday reported shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear … Read more