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UK police charge two women after soup thrown at van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’
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UK police charge two women after soup thrown at van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Two women have been charged with criminal damage after climate change protesters threw soup over Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” at London’s National Gallery, British police said on Saturday. A video posted by the Just Stop Oil campaign group, which has been holding protests for the last two weeks in...

Will Russia use nuclear weapons? Putin’s warnings explained
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Will Russia use nuclear weapons? Putin’s warnings explained

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin, who rules the world’s biggest nuclear power, has repeatedly cautioned the West that any attack on Russia could provoke a nuclear response. Will Putin use nuclear weapons, how many such weapons does he command and how might the United States and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance respond?...

Top U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer sets vote for Wednesday on Kigali climate deal
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Top U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer sets vote for Wednesday on Kigali climate deal

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on approving the Kigali amendment...

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston
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Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to media before boarding Air Force One as he departs for Washington from New Castle, Delaware, U.S., September 11, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed orders on Monday to push more government dollars to...

Pakistan foreign minister says help needed after ‘overwhelming’ floods
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Pakistan foreign minister says help needed after ‘overwhelming’ floods

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Pakistan needs financial help to deal with “overwhelming” floods, its foreign minister said on Sunday, adding that he hoped financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund would take the economic fallout into account. Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods in both the north and south of the...

Europe’s drought exposes ancient stones, World War Two ships as waters fall
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Europe’s drought exposes ancient stones, World War Two ships as waters fall

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Weeks of baking drought across Europe have seen water levels in rivers and lakes fall to levels few can remember, exposing long-submerged treasures – and some unwanted hazards. In Spain, suffering its worst drought in decades, archaeologists have been delighted by the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle dubbed the “Spanish...

Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships
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Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships

PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its lowest levels in almost a century, exposing the hulks of dozens of explosives-laden German warships sunk during World War Two near Serbia’s river port town of Prahovo. The vessels were among hundreds scuttled along...

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-hit dam
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‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-hit dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has caused havoc for many in rural Spain, but one unexpected side-effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists – the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has receded. Officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal but dubbed...

WHO chief: ‘Colour of skin’ may be why Tigray crisis not getting attention
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WHO chief: ‘Colour of skin’ may be why Tigray crisis not getting attention

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has suggested that racism is behind a lack of international attention being paid to the plight of civilians in Ethiopia’s war-shattered Tigray region. Calling it the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, with 6 million people unable to access basic services, Tedros...

Biden signs inflation act, hands pen to Manchin
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Biden signs inflation act, hands pen to Manchin

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a $430 billion bill that is seen as the biggest climate package in U.S. history, designed to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions as well as lower prescription drug prices and high inflation. At a White House event, Biden was joined by Democratic...