Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north

Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north

ROME, July 4 (Reuters) – Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas around the River Po, which accounts for about a third of the country’s agricultural output and is suffering its worst drought in 70 years. The government decision allows authorities to cut red tape and take immediate action if they see … Read more

Rescue teams scan mountains for missing people after Italian glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy, July 4 (Reuters) – Helicopter crews and drones flew over the Italian Alps on Monday in search of 13 people missing after part of a mountain glacier collapsed, killing at least seven people in a disaster experts linked to rising temperatures have caused . Much of Italy has suffered an early summer heat … Read more

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rain floods suburbs

An emergency crew rescues two ponies from a flooded area in Milperra, the metropolitan area of ​​Sydney, Australia July 3, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from a handout video. NSW State Emergency Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New … Read more

Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, at least six dead

ROME, July 3 (Reuters) – Parts of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday at record temperatures, local authorities said, killing at least six people and injuring eight. Trento’s provincial government said rescue operations were underway after a major “ice avalanche” involving hikers, adding that there would likely be a “heavy toll”. … Read more

China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” governance formula, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a rare visit to the global financial center after meeting the new leader of the city had sworn in, John Lee, on Friday. Britain brought Hong Kong back under … Read more

June heat wave in Tokyo worst since 1875, power supply cracks under pressure

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked in scorching temperatures for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, as heat in the capital broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to face the specter of budget cuts. increase. The heat wave comes less than two weeks before a national … Read more