Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Heavy Russian shelling reported along Donbas front Fresh Ukrainian attacks damage key bridge in Kherson Both sides blame the other for shelling nuclear plant KYIV, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex which triggered … Read more

EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

Cuba gets help from Mexico, Venezuela to fight oil fire

HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba appeared to make progress on Sunday bringing under control a fire at its main oil storage facility that has killed one firefighter, drawing on help from Mexico and Venezuela to fight the raging flames. A lightning strike on Friday ignited one of eight storage tanks at the Matanzas super … Read more

WW2 bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion on Sunday of the … Read more

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as worst drought on record left parched village without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has … Read more

Chile sinkhole grows large enough to swallow France’s Arc de Triomphe

A sinkhole is exposed at a mining zone close to Tierra Amarilla town, in Copiapo, Chile, August 1, 2022. REUTERS/Johan Godoy Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 7 (Reuters) – A sinkhole in Chile has doubled in size, growing large enough to engulf France’s Arc de Triomphe and prompting officials to … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling nuclear plant again

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia, hit again Zelenskiy urges new sanctions on Russia; Moscow blames Kyiv … Read more

U.N.’s nuclear watchdog warns on Ukraine plant; Russia shells ‘dozens’ of towns

Two sides exchange blame over nuclear plant danger Ukraine says Russian forces try to attack in six eastern areas Four more ships department with foodstuffs Aug 7 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency raised serious concern about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as its military said Russian forces … Read more

Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, DC, on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures … Read more