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

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

When bad news sounds good

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead at Anshuman Daga’s markets After a strong run of mostly positive earnings reports from both sides of … Read more

Greece, Saudi Arabia sign data cable deal, discuss link to power grid

RIYADH/ATHENS, July 26 (Reuters) – Greece and Saudi Arabia signed a deal on Tuesday to lay a submarine data cable that will connect Europe to Asia and discussed the possibility of interconnecting their electricity grids to supply Europe with cheaper green energy . Greece and Saudi Arabia agreed in May the key terms of a … Read more

France fights huge forest fires, Great Britain records highest temperature ever

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, Southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record temperatures More than 30 wildfires devastate parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled it out on Tuesday to contain massive wildfires and Britain recorded its highest temperature ever … Read more

Britain braces for record temperatures as heatwave ripples across Europe

Heat wave consistent with climate change, scientists say Firefighters battle to contain wildfires Great Britain passes 40C/104 F MADRID/LISBON July 18 (Reuters) – Britain is heading for the hottest temperatures on record as firefighters battled fires across southern Europe as a heat wave left people hunting for shade and exacerbated fears of climate change. In … Read more

Heat wave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

WMO warns about air quality in cities UK issues first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Forest fires flare up in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires devastated the country in France, Spain and Portugal on Friday, as officials in Europe … Read more