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

U.S. railroad strike averted with deal brokered by Biden administration

U.S. railroad strike averted with deal brokered by Biden administration

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Major U.S. railroads and unions secured a tentative deal on Thursday after 20 hours of intense talks brokered by President Joe Biden’s administration to avert a rail shutdown that could have hit food and fuel supplies across the country and beyond. If they accept the deal that was announced at … Read more

Biden, unions, rail executives struggle for deal as shutdown looms

Biden, unions, rail executives struggle for deal as shutdown looms

DETROIT/LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials hosted labor contract talks late on Wednesday to avert a potential rail shutdown that could disrupt cargo shipments and impede food and fuel supplies, but one small union rejected a deal and Amtrak canceled all long-distance passenger trips. Railroads including Union Pacific (UNP.N), Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRKa.N) … Read more

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

CHICAGO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock. With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and … Read more

Biden administration presses unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

Biden administration presses unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

The United States Chamber of Commerce building is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The Biden administration urged railroads and unions to reach a deal to avoid a railroad work stoppage, saying on Monday it would … Read more

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 billion

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at  billion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “massive” international support for flood-ravaged Pakistan while visiting the country on Friday, while Islamabad put the cost of flood-related damage at $30 billion. Record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern mountains have triggered floods … Read more

Pakistan looks ‘like a sea’ after floods, PM says, as 18 more die

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at  billion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEHWAN, Pakistan, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Parts of Pakistan seemed “like a sea”, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday, after visiting some of the flood-hit areas that cover as much as a third of the South Asian nation, where 18 more deaths took the toll … Read more

Former Tata Sons chair Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident

Former Tata Sons chair Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident

Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry speaks to shareholders during the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) annual general meeting in Mumbai June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Cyrus Mistry, the 54-year-old former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, died in a road accident near … Read more

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Sara Khan, principal at a school for disadvantaged girls in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan, looked on in alarm as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the world’s hottest at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large parts … Read more