Six dead after bus plunges off bridge into river in Spain

Six dead after bus plunges off bridge into river in Spain

MADRID, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Six people died and two were injured after a passenger bus careened off a bridge and plunged into an overflowing river in northwestern Spain, emergency services said on Sunday. Two survivors – the vehicle’s 63-year-old driver and a female passenger – were pulled out of the river by firefighters with … Read more

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

RIO DELL, Calif., Dec 20 (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, damaging homes, roads and water systems and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. At least 11 people were reported injured, and two others died from “medical emergencies” that occurred during … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Wednesday to block a rail strike that could potentially happen as early as Dec. 9, after President Joe Biden warned of dire economic consequences and massive job losses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will vote Wednesday to impose a … Read more

Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

Trucker blockades in Brazil increase in wake of Bolsonaro election defeat

SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Truckers who support Brazil’s outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro escalated their protests on Monday, blocking roads throughout the country in actions that could affect exports in one of the world’s top food producers and cause wider economic chaos. Bolsonaro lost Sunday’s election to leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da … Read more

Russia kidnapped deputy head of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Ukraine says

Russia kidnapped deputy head of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Ukraine says

KYIV, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A deputy head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been kidnapped by Russian forces and is being detained in an unknown location, Ukraine’s state nuclear energy company Energoatom said on Tuesday. In a post on the Telegram messaging app, Energoatom said the official, Valeriy Martynyuk, had … Read more

Ukraine vows to strengthen armed forces after Russian strikes

Ukraine vows to strengthen armed forces after Russian strikes

Attacks across Ukrainian cities during Monday rush hour Fourteen dead and 97 injured, says Ukraine Zelenskiy after Biden call: Air defence is number 1 priority KYIV, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine vowed to strengthen its armed forces after Russia launched its biggest aerial assaults on cities since the beginning of the war, forcing thousands to … Read more

Moscow says truck explosion destroys part of Russia-Crimea bridge

Moscow says truck explosion destroys part of Russia-Crimea bridge

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – A blast on the strategic road-and-rail bridge linking Russia and the Crimea peninsula on Saturday brought down sections of road taking traffic in one direction, prompting gleeful messages from Ukrainian officials but no direct claim of responsibility. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and the 19-km (12-mile) bridge linking … Read more

N.Korea fires missile over Japan, some trains suspended

N.Korea fires missile over Japan, some trains suspended

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Japanese coast guard reported on the missile test, which was launched off North Korea’s … Read more

Typhoon batters Japan with record rain, killing two

Typhoon batters Japan with record rain, killing two

A man walks on the street in heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Nanmadol in Kagoshima on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu September 18, 2022, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Kyodo via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL … Read more

Japan issues special typhoon warning as ‘unprecedented’ storm approaches

Japan issues special typhoon warning as ‘unprecedented’ storm approaches

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a special typhoon warning on Saturday for Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands, as the region braces for a powerful and potentially destructive super typhoon. The warning came after the weather agency … Read more