The northern hemisphere is baking as fires rip through Europe, while US and China temperatures soar

Five separate high-pressure weather systems across the northern hemisphere, which are linked by atmospheric waves, have led to unprecedented temperatures on multiple continents. The UK smashed its all-time heat mark on Tuesday, as did several cities in Texas and Oklahoma, including Wichita Falls, which reached a broiling 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday. … Read more

UK breaks its record for highest temperature as heat builds

LONDON (AP) — Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered Tuesday amid a heat wave that has seized swaths of Europe — and the national weather forecaster predicted it would get hotter still. in a country ill prepared for such extremes. The typically temperate nation was just the latest to be walloped by … Read more

British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

Five challenging to succeed Boris Johnson as British PM Second of three TV debates on Sunday Tax plans at heart of heated contest Polls show conflicting picture of who is winning LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain’s next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second … Read more

Scenes of devastation after plane carrying military munitions crashes in Greece, killing eight people

The plane was transporting equipment including illuminating mortar shells and training shells to Bangladesh when it crashed near Eleftheroupoli in the northeastern Kavala region, the Serbian Minister of Defense Nebojša Stefanović said, according to Reuters. He added that all eight crew members had been killed. According to Greek public broadcaster ERT, the aircraft was carrying … Read more

Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sear Europe

Wildfires rage in southwestern France, Spain Health officials report hundreds of heat-related deaths UK emergency committee to meet after weather warning PARIS/LISBON, July 16 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged in southwestern France and Spain on Saturday, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes as blistering summer temperatures put authorities on alert in parts … Read more

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

WMO issues warning on air quality in towns and cities UK declares first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Wildfires ablaze in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires blistered land in France, Spain and Portugal on Friday, while officials in Europe … Read more

Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

ROME (AP) – A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said. . It could not immediately be determined how many hikers … Read more

G7 pledges to raise $ 600bn to counter China’s Belt and Road

The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations. The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have pledged to raise $ 600bn in private and public funds over five years to finance infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. US … Read more

23 people die trying to cross from Morocco into Spanish enclave

Human rights groups have called for an investigation after at least 23 people died while attempting to scale a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Africa. Authorities in Morocco and Spain said the individuals died as a result of a “stampede” with about 2,000 people trying to climb the … Read more

EU launches legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland

The British government published plans earlier this week to change the Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the deal designed to keep the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland open and avoid a return to sectarian violence. The European Commission said it launched the infringement proceeding because the UK has failed to implement … Read more