Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Jun 22, 2017

Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled in a continent-wide heat wave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central ...

25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

Jun 18, 2017

25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, ...

Top-ranking U.S. diplomat in China David Rank resigns

/ Jun 6, 2017

Top-ranking U.S. diplomat in China David Rank resigns

The top-ranking diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing has abruptly resigned, telling colleagues he is leaving the foreign service over disagreements with Trump administration policy, U.S. officials said Monday. State Department officials said David Rank announced his retirement Monday at a town hall ...

First U.N. talks to save oceans is set to kick off

/ Jun 4, 2017

First U.N. talks to save oceans is set to kick off

World leaders will convene at U.N. headquarters this week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. The Ocean Conference in New York from Monday ...