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Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Business Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...

Polish Supreme Court's top judge defies 'purge'

World / Politics Jul 4, 2018

Polish Supreme Court's top judge defies 'purge'

Poland's Supreme Court chief justice showed up at work on Wednesday in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticized by the EU as undermining judicial independence. The European Union on Monday launched legal action against Poland over the reform, ...

Szewinska dies at 72

More Sports / Track & Field Jul 1, 2018

Szewinska dies at 72

Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its ...