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Sept 19 (Reuters) - A selloff in the Mexican peso accelerated on Tuesday following reports of fires and major damages to buildings in Mexico City in the aftermath of a strong earthquake detected in the southern part of the country.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - People were trapped inside various buildings that caught fire in Mexico City after a powerful quake violently shook the capital on Tuesday, a civil protection official told local TV.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command.
Mother Nature has had a hectic past couple of weeks of hurricanes, an earthquake, wildfires and flooding. But while our attention has been turned to these humanitarian crises, Earth ducked a cosmic bullet the likes of which could have crippled human technological civilization.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a second missile over Japan far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The costs of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017, breaking records and underscoring the need to address a U.S. Forest Service budget that mostly goes to fires, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of a powerful nuclear bomb.
Actress Amber Tamblyn is fighting back against James Woods in an open letter, days after the actor denied her claim that he once tried to make an advance toward her when she was an underage up-and-comer.
HOUSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. refineries are restarting after Hurricane Harvey forced them to shut down two weeks ago, raising the risk of fires and explosions that could prolong fuel supply disruption as plants simultaneously reheat units and reactivate catalysts.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether chemical maker Arkema SA followed safety rules at its Crosby, Texas plant where several chemical containers caught fire after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, an EPA official said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
Sept 1 (Reuters) - Chemical fires and leaks at Texas industrial facilities during Tropical Storm Harvey underscore the need for regulation and oversight that the Trump administration has sought to roll back, according to environmental groups and the head of the federal agency that investigates industrial chemical accidents.
(Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia has extended a state of emergency for a fourth time until Sept. 15 due to wildfires raging across the region, the provincial government said on Friday.
Sept 1 (Reuters) - More fires are expected at Arkema SA's flooded Texas chemical plant in the coming days even though floodwaters that triggered an initial blaze were receding as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey exited, company executives said on Friday.
CROSBY, Texas (Reuters) - Chemical maker Arkema SA said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 25 miles (40 km)northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more than a dozen law enforcement personnel and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area.
Aug 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was set to open lower on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after North Korea fired a missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island, sparking concerns of fresh tension between Washington and Pyongyang.
TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average touched its lowest intraday level in almost four months on Tuesday, as a missile fired by North Korea over Japan put investors on edge and increased the yen's safe-haven appeal.
TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near four-month low on Tuesday morning as sentiment was soured after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan earlier in the day.
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures fell almost one percent and the yen jumped to four-month highs against the dollar in early Asian trade on Tuesday after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, setting up a tense start to trading for markets in the region.
TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures fell almost one percent and the yen jumped to four-month highs against the dollar in early Asian trade on Tuesday after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, setting up a tense start to trading for markets in the region.
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific waters off the northern region of Hokkaido, South Korea and Japan said, in a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired several short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday, South Korea and the U.S. military said, as the two allies conducted annual joint military drills that the North denounces as preparation for war.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer defended his opening of a vast Amazon area to mining, responding to criticism from lawmakers, environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen that it threatened the world's largest rainforest.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired back at Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, who last week said Trump hasn't demonstrated the "stability" or "competence" he needs to display as president.
APUI, Brazil (Reuters) - The small town of Apui sits at the new frontline of Brazil's fight against advancing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, where vast forest fires belch jet black smoke visible for miles and loggers denude the jungle.
(Reuters) - Automatic Data Processing Inc on Monday rejected billionaire investor William Ackman's three proposed board candidates, sparking more criticism from the hedge fund manager who is trying to shake up the human resources outsourcing firm.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other.
LISBON (Reuters) - A light helicopter that was taking part in firefighting efforts in northern Portugal crashed and exploded on Sunday, killing its pilot and further raising the death toll from the country's deadliest summer of wildfires, officials said.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.
More than most men who've had his job, President Donald Trump is familiar with the feel of a controversy, its life cycles, how it grows, how it goes out. Instead of climbing the political ladder as a state legislator or US House member before becoming a senator or governor to audition for the top role in politics, he worked in show business, first as a brash tabloid real estate tycoon, later a reality show host, and most recently, the leader of the debunked "birther" movement. Controversies are like fires, and he's played with them before.
KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia has extended a state of emergency for a third time until Sept. 1 because of wildfires raging across the region, the provincial government said on Friday.
WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.
WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a darling of Trump's base.
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" unleashes a double-barreled shot of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and still winds up mostly firing blanks. A bloody buddy movie, the action-comedy puts its stars' appeal to the test, as they bicker and blast their way through Europe in roughly that order.
LISBON (Reuters) - Parts of Portugal, beset by its deadliest summer of wildfires in living memory, were declared in a state of public calamity on Thursday as the government put emergency services on alert for further outbreaks.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.
LISBON (Reuters) - More than 3,000 firemen struggled to put out forest fires across Portugal on Sunday, after the country requested assistance from Europe to fight blazes that threaten to spread with more hot weather in the coming days.
(Reuters Health) - Firefighters have higher than average cancer rates, and while their exposure to carcinogens during fires is well known, a new study suggests exposures in fire stations contribute to their excess cancer risk, too.
MARSEILLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist was placed under formal investigation and held in custody in France on Friday on suspicion of having started several fires on the French Riviera, a judicial source said.
Aug 7 (Reuters) - Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new pro-government constituent assembly on Saturday removed dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job, in what critics called a blatant affront to democracy.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A military official in the Indonesian province of Jambi said on Saturday he has ordered that anyone who deliberately sets fire to forest areas be shot, as authorities struggle to contain fires that cause choking smoke in the region.
(Reuters) - Firefighters on Friday extinguished a string of sulfur fires that broke out in a small Pennsylvania town after dozens of CSX Corp rail cars careened off the tracks, the company said, but residents remained under evacuation orders.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Firefighters on Friday extinguished a string of sulfur fires that broke out in a small Pennsylvania town after dozens of CSX Corp rail cars careened off the tracks, the company said, but residents remained under evacuation orders.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia on Friday extended a state of emergency by two weeks for a second time as it battled 122 fires that have forced as many as 45,000 people to flee their homes.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Firefighters were still battling small fires on Friday in a Pennsylvania town where dozens of CSX Corp rail cars careened off the tracks and ignited Wednesday, as authorities prolonged evacuation orders for hundreds of residents.
SARAJEVO/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104Â°F) on Friday in a heat wave nicknamed "Lucifer" that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
(Reuters) - Firefighters from Mexico and the United States were due to arrive in British Columbia this week to help fight 138 wildfires in the Western Canadian province, the provincial government said on Tuesday, as more hot and dry weather was forecast.
CARY, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has sacked his long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerald, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, ending a partnership that took the Northern Irishman to four major titles and the top of the world rankings.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A war of words has broken out between two of Australia's fastest swimmers with dual world 100 meters freestyle champion James Magnussen standing by criticism of the team's relay tactics at the Budapest world championships.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan said.
The US Navy released a video showing the moments before a US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat that came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt in the northern end of the Persian Gulf.