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World 11 Aug 2020 | 1:21 AM

Special Report: Lebanon’s power struggle – why a failing state can’t get the lights on

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Surveying Beirut's shattered streets last week, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port that killed at least 158 people, French President Emmanuel Macron offered support to the people of Lebanon and delivered a stern message to the country's ruling class.

World 30 May 2019 | 1:15 AM

Changes to the Paris skyline? Non merci

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris is known as one of the world's most elegant cities, captivating visitors with the charms of Montmartre, the romance of the Left Bank, graceful architecture and tree-lined boulevards. But wait: changes are afoot.

World 22 Apr 2019 | 11:43 PM

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

COLOMBO (Reuters) - With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

World 26 Jan 2019 | 10:09 AM

Hundreds missing after Vale dam burst at Brazil mine, seven bodies found

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years.

World 11 Oct 2018 | 4:06 PM

Rising sea levels, storm surges pose risks for Hong Kong's artificial island project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong recovers from one of the strongest typhoons in decades, a controversial plan to build a vast artificial island is facing intense scrutiny from environmental groups, lawmakers and academics who say it will be vulnerable to rising sea levels and storms.

World 15 Sep 2018 | 4:07 AM

Venezuelan firemen jailed after donkey video mocking Maduro - rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan firefighters were detained by military officers this week as suspects behind the making of a viral video that mocked unpopular President Nicolas Maduro by likening him to a donkey touring a fire station, two rights groups said on Friday.

World 15 Aug 2018 | 8:28 PM

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

CARACAS (Reuters) - At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or cancelled.