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Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Environmental groups have filed lawsuits seeking to thwart expansion at Heathrow airport, with two complaints challenging the U.K. government over its approval of a third runway at the London hub. Lawyers for Friends of the Earth said Tuesday that they filed a request for a ...

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

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 ...

China says still committed to Hong Kong semi-autonomy

/ Jul 30, 2018

China says still committed to Hong Kong semi-autonomy

China's foreign minister said Monday that his country remains committed to the "one country, two systems" governing framework in Hong Kong, despite growing concerns that Beijing is eroding the former British colony's civil liberties. Wang Yi told reporters following talks with his British counterpart, Jeremy ...

EU puts May's Brexit blueprint in peril

/ Jul 28, 2018

EU puts May's Brexit blueprint in peril

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces being hobbled by the EU's rejection of key planks of her departure plan, stoking fears of a "hard Brexit" as calls grow for a second referendum. No sooner had May secured support for her "Chequers plan" — which cost ...