Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

US wildfires leave dozens missing in Oregon, state governor says

Dozens of people are missing in Oregon alone, state Governor Kate Brown has said, as deadly wildfires continue to sweep through US West Coast states. Fires have been raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks. Fanned by winds amid record heat, the blazes have burnt millions of acres, destroyed thousands of homes, and killed at least 25 people. California's Governor Gavin Newsom said the fires show the debate around climate change is "over". "Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own eyes," he told reporters from a charred mountainside.
Dozens of people are missing in Oregon alone, state Governor Kate Brown has said, as deadly wildfires continue to sweep through US West Coast states.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Half a million people evacuated as US wildfires rage

Half a million people evacuated as US wildfires rage
Half a million people have been evacuated from their homes in Oregon as unprecedented wildfires rage along the US west coast.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

17 dead after tourist boat sinks in US

tourist boat sinks in US
An amphibious tourist boat carrying 31 people sank in a lake in the US state of Missouri Thursday night, killing 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area, officials said.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

US trade war could cost global economy $430 billion, IMF warns

US trade war could cost global economy $430 billion
The risk of current trade tensions escalating further is the greatest near-term threat to global growth, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Trash wars: US drowning in its own waste, blaming China for rejecting ‘recycled commodities’

US drowning in its own waste, blaming China for rejecting ‘recycled commodities’
Hundreds of tons of waste that Americans believed they were recycling is now piling up in processing plants or being dumped into landfills, as China’s decision to stop buying garbage for environmental reasons begins to bite.

Friday, July 06, 2018

China Imposes Retaliatory Duties on 800 Goods from US

China Imposes Retaliatory Duties
The Chinese authorities have imposed 25% duties on imports from the United States worth about $34 bln a year, according to a statement by the Main Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

EU Mulling Reciprocal Measures Against US Car Import Tariffs

EU Mulling Reciprocal Measures Against US Car Import Tariffs
The imposition of US tariffs on European Union vehicles and car parts could effect $300 billion in trade, and impact nearly all of the EU's member states, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing the European Commission report obtained by the news agency.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Canada Files WTO, NAFTA Litigation to Counter US 'Illegal' Tariffs

Canada Files WTO, NAFTA Litigation to Counter US 'Illegal' Tariffs
Ottawa filed a pair of complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel to address the US tariffs on Canadian metals, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions drop from U.S. power sector

Carbon dioxide emissions
Because of the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, a government report read.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

US Mississippi, Florida Declare Emergency Over Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto
The US states of Mississippi and Florida declared the state of emergency over the approaching subtropical storm of Alberto, the states’ governors said.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Berlin Responds to US Threats of Imposing Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2

Berlin Responds to US Threats of Imposing Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2
As Washington has declared that it might introduce sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, authorities in Berlin have said that such a move won't guarantee the growth of imports of liquefied gas from the US.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Russia, Austria review fate of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Nord Stream pipeline
Progress on the second phase of the Nord Stream pipeline to Europe was the focus of talks with Austrian energy company OMV, Russia's Gazprom said.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Alaska state poised to sell natural gas to China

Alaska state poised to sell natural gas to China
The Alaska Gas Development Corp. (AGDC), a major energy developer in the US northwestern state of Alaska, is moving steadily toward a December deadline for agreements to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Chinese buyers, an Alaska news outlet reported Friday.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beidou satellites show importance of indigenous core technology

Beidou satellites
A leading Chinese expert has stressed that China's home-grown Beidou Navigation Satellite System demonstrates the necessity for the country to grasp a core technology that is entirely self-developed, after a US ban on a leading Chinese smartphone maker.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oil Prices Rise Amid Lower US Stockpiles, Rising Global Tensions

Oil Prices Rise
International oil prices are posting steady increases due to higher energy consumption in the US, Saudi Arabia's continued commitment to production cuts and rising global political uncertainty.

Friday, March 16, 2018

At least 4 killed in Florida pedestrian bridge collapse

Florida pedestrian bridge collapse
At least four people have been killed after a pedestrian footbridge collapsed Thursday afternoon near Florida International University (FIU), local authorities said.

Friday, March 09, 2018

EU "should be excluded" from US new steel tariffs: trade commissioner

EU "should be excluded" from US new steel tariffs
European Union (EU)'s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Thursday night said the EU should be excluded from the new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

EU outlines plan to counter US steel, aluminium tariffs

The European commissioners
The European commissioners on Wednesday gave political endorsement to a proposal aiming to counter the possible US steel and aluminium tariffs, saying the EU stands ready to react "proportionately and fully" in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules once the US measures affect EU's interest.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

At least five dead as powerful storm hits US northeast

At least five dead as powerful storm hits US northeast
A powerful storm in the northeast of the United States has left at least five people dead, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds.

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