EXCLUSIVE-Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.
Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach.
Tightening Colombian coffee supplies shrink U.S. inventories
NEW YORK, Feb 15 (Reuters) - U.S. importers are buying up Colombian coffee from warehouses as shipments run late and inventories fall, lifting prices after poor crop weather hurt output in the world's biggest grower of high-quality arabica beans.
Red tide outbreak in Chile puts salmon farms on alert - industry group
SANTIAGO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A growing outbreak of "red tide" has put salmon farms on alert in fish-rich southern Chile, an industry group said on Thursday, though its impact is still far less extensive than in 2016, when a much larger outbreak decimated fish farms.
UPDATE 2-Olympics-Alpine skiing-Shiffrin wins giant slalom gold in perfect start
PYEONGCHANG, Feb 15 (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin put on a show of grace, power and consistency to win her first gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics in the women's giant slalom on Thursday, in the best possible start to her quest for a handful of medals.
Olympics-Speed skating-Colombian skaters braced for bitter winds in Gangneung
GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Daytime temperatures in Gangneung have inched above freezing during the past few days but the two Colombian speed skaters competing in South Korea are now struggling to adapt to the buffeting winds sweeping over the picturesque coastal village.
Olympics-Alpine skiing-Moelgg leads Shiffrin in women's giant slalom
PYEONGCHANG, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Manuela Moelgg set the pace in the first run of the giant slalom on Thursday, the Italian edging out American Mikaela Shiffrin as the women's Alpine skiing events finally got under way in Pyeongchang.
Dutch plan to build giant offshore solar power farm
AMSTERDAM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.
U.S. insurers seek steep rate hikes for companies hit by catastrophes
(Reuters) - U.S. commercial insurers are seeking double-digit rate hikes in catastrophe-prone areas, broker Willis Towers Watson
said in a report on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS-Drought-hit Cape Town learns resilience lessons the hard way
BARCELONA, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day, the drought-hit South African city of Cape Town takes to social media channels to exhort residents to save on water, giving practical tips such as only flushing the toilet once a day with water already used for showering or washing up.
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