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French rescuers euthanize stranded beluga whale
Rescuers tried to help the stranded beluga whale in an overnight operation. Rescuers tried to help the stranded beluga whale in an overnight operation. The fate of the animal had attracted attention beyond France. The 13 foot, 1,800 pound animal had been removed from the Seine River, where it had been stranded for days, but it was later euthanized after experiencing difficulty breathing. PARIS - A malnourished beluga whale who had been stranded in the Seine ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in France
More than 6,000 people have been evacuated to rescue themselves from wildfires in Gironde in south-west France after a massive fire that destroyed more than 15,000 hectares of pine forest in July sparked again and tore through woodland. More than 6,000 people have been evacuated to rescue themselves from wildfires in Gironde in south-west France after ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Ford CEO Jim Farley is auctioning for one-on-one lunch at Rolex Monterey car racing festival
... one-on-one lunch with him at the upcoming Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion historic car racing festival at Laguna Seca track in California. Farley is an avid vintage car racer who has finished second in his class at the Le Mans Classic event in France this past July, driving his Ford GT 40. He has also participated in Monterey races in the past. The winning bid will also get two VIP passes to the event, access to the driver's lounge and hot laps of the 2.2 mile track as a passenger with a pro ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Only 2 women in Japan's Cabinet selected for ministerial posts
... ranked 116th among 146 countries in the gender gap rankings, at the bottom of the East Asia and Pacific Group , as well as the Group of Seven major economies. It was lower down the ladder at 139th place in politics. In countries such as Canada and France, female lawmakers comprise half or more cabinet members, while women are increasingly taking up the mantle of presidents and prime ministers. In one notable case, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the U.N. General Assembly in ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
EDF sues French state over price cap, claims it has to sell at loss
... nationalisation plans, arguing that the decision is against the interests of the company and minority shareholders. EDF , which is developing the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, is already dealing with problems with its nuclear plants in France. The power stations provide over 70% of France's electricity but this is expected to hit a three-decade low this year due to a string of technical and maintenance issues. EDF said last week it was temporarily reducing output at its nuclear power ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Whale stranded in Seine River dies in France
ParIS -A beluga whale stranded in France died Wednesday during a risky rescue operation. PARIS - A beluga whale stranded in the Seine River in France died Wednesday during a risky rescue operation. The 13-foot white mammal was lifted out of the river, where its surprising presence had ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Spain rethinking how it uses water resources
... crops. The Minister for the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera said recently that we must be very careful and responsible instead of looking the other way. Spain has been hit by several extreme heatwaves this summer after an unusually dry winter like France and Italy. In August, the country's reservoirs had 40.4 per cent of their capacity, which is 20 percentage points below the average over the last decade for this time of the year. The southern region of Andalusia, which grows much of Europe's fruits ...
Updated: 08/10/2022
Dollar falls ahead of inflation data
... expected to be 0.5 per cent month-on-month. There were a few small ripples in the pre-CPI calm in morning trade in Europe. The euro went up 0.28 per cent to $1.02425, sterling gained 0.17 per cent to $1.2095 and the dollar lost 0.5 per cent on the Swiss franc, which traded at 0.94885 per greenback. The day's main event had yet to come. A strong U.S. inflation print would damage the case, because the Fed would not focus on curtailing inflation with interest rate hikes, and instead worry about a recession,...
Updated: 08/10/2022
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