Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

World Aug 27, 2019

Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

French wine production will fall 12 percent this year after vines were damaged by spring frosts, drought and hail, but quality will remain generally good, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. In its second estimate for 2019, the ministry forecast production of 43.4 million hectolitres, ...

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

National Aug 19, 2019

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

The heatstroke death toll since July has reached 101 in Tokyo's 23 wards, topping 100 for the second straight year, officials at Tokyo Metropolitan Government's office of medical examiners said Monday. For 2018, the death toll stood at 164 in the heavily populated capital, according ...