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World 24 Jul 2019 | 11:40 PM Premium

Heatwave threatens France's fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral

PARIS (Reuters) - The searing temperatures gripping France risk precipitating the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris' fire-ravaged vaulted ceiling, the cathedral's chief architect said on Wednesday.

World 22 Jul 2019 | 8:46 PM Premium

Paris on heatwave alert as France braces for scorching weather

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris authorities on Monday activated a heatwave alert plan for the capital as France prepared for another week of scorching temperatures just a month after a similar heatwave in June.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 10:50 PM Premium

Meteo France revises June record temperature to 46 degrees Celsius

PARIS (Reuters) - The highest temperature in France was 46 degrees Celsius on June 28 at Verargues in the south of France, meteorological service Meteo France said on Friday, following analysis of data collected from other stations.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 9:19 PM Premium

Weather woes hit French vineyards - wine production seen falling this year

PARIS (Reuters) - Wine output in France, the world's second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the farm ministry said on Friday.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 10:55 PM Premium

Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.

World 05 Jul 2019 | 12:08 AM Premium

Greece briefly shuts the Acropolis as Athens sizzles

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece shut the Acropolis Hill for a few hours on Thursday to protect visitors to one of the world's most popular tourist attractions from a heatwave that has engulfed Athens.

AseanPlus News 05 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tornado hits northeast China

SHANGHAI: A tornado swept through the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning, killing six and injuring 190, the state broadcaster said, amid a series of “extreme” weather events that government forecasters have linked to climate change.

World 02 Jul 2019 | 9:51 PM Premium

Climate change probably added 4C to Europe's June heatwave - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Man-made climate change probably made last month's European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit), 4C (7F) hotter than it would otherwise have been, scientists said on Tuesday.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 10:13 PM Premium

Europe's heatwave burns on, but eases from record highs

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - A four-day heatwave across western Europe that killed seven people began to ease slightly on Sunday, as temperature alerts were cut back and wildfires slowly brought under control.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 3:18 AM Premium

Protest in Madrid as conservatives suspend ban on most polluting cars

MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands protested in Madrid on Saturday against the suspension of curbs on polluting cars by the new conservative city hall, raising fears that environmental rollbacks seen in the United States may be spreading to Europe.