RedskyNews Category: Europe

Italy Earthquake Toll Rises To At Least 120

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At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome,

Earthquake Kills At Least 37 In Central Italy

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say. “Half the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected. A family

Shellfish Infected As Temperatures Rise

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Norovirus is the least of your worries. A sometimes-fatal bacteria is infecting more shellfish, even as those species are moving northward to escape warmer ocean waters. Vibrio has been making humans sick for a long time, but is more common

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