Month: May 2018

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government on Monday recognized the powers of newly-elected Catalan leader Quim Torra but objected to his choice of councillors – some of whom are being held in custody – and refused to ratify his chosen team, official documents showed. Newly elected Catalan regional leader Quim Torra passes a civil guard,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, with the government saying agreement was in the interests of both countries while state media trumpeted what it saw as China’s refusal to surrender. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai,
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PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii faced a new hazard on Sunday as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said. Flames are seen in a lava flow on Highway 137 southeast of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano
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LONDON (Reuters) – British shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has filed papers to a court seeking an injunction forbidding trespassing at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, it said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A crane opertates behind barriers at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Britain, 31 July, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/File Photo
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KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Japanese climber Kuriki Nobukazu speaks during an interview in Kathmandu, August
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PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea’s volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles. Flames are seen in a lava flow on Highway 137 southeast of Pahoa during
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LONDON (Reuters) – Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday. The sun is seen rising over skyscrapers in the City of London financial district in London, Britain,
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SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) – The rituals and religious traditions may have been strikingly different, but a Methodist memorial service and Islamic funeral prayers held in two Houston suburbs on Sunday shared a profound anguish at the lives lost to high school gun violence in Santa Fe, Texas. Those attending both events expressed a sense
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Top NBA prospect Luka Doncic led Real Madrid over defending Euroleague champions Fenerbahce 85-80 to claim the league title on Sunday in Belgrade, Serbia, earning Final Four MVP honors in the process. Basketball – Euroleague Final Four Final – Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul – Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia – May 20, 2018 Real
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