Disasters / Accidents

Italy sees signs of hope in new Genoa bridge

Italy sees signs of hope in new Genoa bridge

Published 03/08/2020

MILAN (Reuters) - Two years after part of Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge collapsed, killing 43 people, a new structure opens in its place on Monday, [more…]

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

Published 03/08/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Flash floods killed at least two people and swept through hundreds of houses in northern Thailand, authorities said after tropical storm Sinlaku [more…]

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said health ministers would on Monday discuss the possibility of obliging returning holidaymakers to take a [more…]

Work begins on black boxes from Ukrainian jet downed by Iran

Work begins on black boxes from Ukrainian jet downed by Iran

Published 20/07/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators have begun work on the flight recorders from the Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran in January, France’s BEA accident [more…]

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Published 20/07/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on the disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus [more…]

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 219 to 196,554: RKI

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 219 to 196,554: RKI

Published 06/07/2020

BERLIN, Jul 06 (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 219 to 196,554, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) [more…]

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Published 04/07/2020

(Reuters) - A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the [more…]

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 537 to 190,359 – RKI

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 537 to 190,359 – RKI

Published 22/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 537 to 190,359, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious [more…]

Germany to buy stake in CureVac as world races for COVID-19 vaccine

Germany to buy stake in CureVac as world races for COVID-19 vaccine

Published 15/06/2020

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will take a stake in unlisted biotech firm CureVac, which is working on a COVID-19 vaccine, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said [more…]

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Published 09/06/2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this [more…]