Poland has not addressed key concerns over court independence: EU's Timmermans
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Poland has not addressed the key concerns of the European Commission over the independence of courts, the First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said on Wednesday, adding he would travel to Warsaw for talks next week.
U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.
Beijing one of China's worst offenders in air pollution in May
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital was once again identified as one of the worst places for air quality in May, ministry data showed on Wednesday, although general air quality in its nearby regions improved.
Winds, high temperatures forecast as large wildfires burn in western U.S.
June 13 (Reuters) - Prime conditions for wildfires are forecast for Wednesday in the western United States, where firefighters are battling to gain control over several large blazes that have forced the evacuation of more than 4,400 homes.
Hurricane Bud weakens to Category 1, off Mexico's Pacific coast: NHC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Bud has been losing intensity in the Pacific Ocean about 300 miles (483 km) off the coast of Mexico's Cabo San Lucas on Tuesday, and should be no more than a tropical storm by the time it hits land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
UPDATE 2-Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure
DENVER, June 12 (Reuters) - Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-USDA sees smaller corn, soy stocks as demand rises
WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Rising demand on both the domestic and overseas fronts spurred a cut in the U.S. Agriculture Department's outlook for corn and soybean stockpiles, the government said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2-France urges "cynical" Italy to rethink stance on migrant ship
PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - France denounced Italy's refusal to take in more than 600 migrants stranded aboard the rescue ship Aquarius, accusing the government of "cynicism" and asking Rome to reconsider its position.
Bud becomes Category 4 hurricane off Mexico, due to weaken soon
MEXICO CITY, June 12 (Reuters) - Hurricane Bud strengthened to a Category 4 storm in the Pacific Ocean more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) off the coast of Mexico early on Tuesday, but should begin to weaken later in the day, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Rohingya toddler among 12 killed as first monsoon rains hit Bangladesh
DHAKA (Reuters) - Landslides and related incidents triggered by pre-monsoon rain in southeast Bangladesh have killed at least 12 people since Monday, including two Rohingya Muslims, and the government said it was moving fast to relocate tens of thousands of people.
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