Spain festival stage collapse: one dead, dozens injured

MADRID, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia in the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Five Chinese state-owned companies are delisting from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec … Read more

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping jets for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jets to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources told to Reuters. The steps are in … Read more

Russia Bans Western Investors From Selling Banking And Key Energy Holdings

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector, via video link in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations … Read more

Greek intelligence service boss quits amid wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greece’s intelligence service stepped down on Friday amid increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices including an accusation by an opposition party leader that he was wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, chief of the EYP intelligence service, submitted his resignation “following mistaken actions found during lawful wiretapping … Read more

China’s car maker decline is a global warning

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares holds a press conference after a meeting with unions in Turin, Italy, March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug. 5 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Political meddling is just one of the problems facing western automakers in China. Stellaantis (STLA.MI), Chief Executive Carlos … Read more

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukraine ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Eastern battles “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukrainian troops endanger civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to move forward ISTANBUL/KIEV, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Three ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a recently … Read more