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Solar Storm Grounds Swedish Air Traffic

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Planes were grounded at some of Sweden’s busiest airports on Wednesday afternoon because of a “solar storm” interfering with air traffic control radar systems, authorities said. No aircraft were allowed to take off from airports in southern and central Sweden

France Floods. 16 Dead, Cannes Flooded

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Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say. Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Others died trapped in

Earthquake Damages Buildings In Poland

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An earthquake in southern Poland caused damage to a number of buildings in the region on Wednesday. Authorities responded to calls from residents in the towns of Chrzanów, Libi?? and ?arki, who reported damage to their homes. A senior member

Volkswagen Boss Quits Over Emissions Scandal

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday, succumbing to pressure for change at the German carmaker, which is reeling from the admission that it deceived U.S. regulators about how much its diesel cars pollute. “Volkswagen needs a fresh

Pope Chooses Fiat Over Volkswagen

Pope Francis visit to Washington DC, America - 23 Sep 2015

At about nine-thirty on Wednesday morning, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were standing at the South Portico of the White House waiting for their guest to arrive. A big, black Secret Service S.U.V. pulled up, one of the type

2.8 Earthquake Shakes Rutland UK

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Rutland in the east Midlands. The epicentre of the quake was north of Oakham, with residents also reporting feeling the tremor in Northamptonshire. The British Geological Survey said the

5 Cases Of Legionnaires Found In Telford UK

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Five cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been discovered in Shropshire, health officials have revealed. Four of the cases were in the Telford area. The earliest case was confirmed in Telford in June, with the other four cases confirmed between August

Floods Wash Away Vehicles In Spain

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Video: Sep 11, 2015; 11:02 AM ET Four people died in severe flooding that swept through towns on Spain’s southern coastline on Sept. 7. This video shows vehicles being swept away by the floodwaters in Adra, Almería. Please follow and

Drought In Europe Worst In 12 Years

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Parts of Europe are dealing with some of the worst drought conditions they’ve seen since 2013. According to the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), the most heavily impacted countries have been France, Italy, Germany, northern Spain and the Czech

Sinkholes Appear As Dead Sea Dries Up

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The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one metre a year, hundreds of sinkholes – some the size of a basketball court, others two storeys deep – are devouring land where

U.N. Chief Urges Speed Up Of Climate talks

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PARIS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10

Russia To Compensate Over Greenpeace Snatch

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Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) “found that the Netherlands is entitled to