World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Countries across Europe were among those to experience record temperatures in June The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer
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Image copyright Reuters Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover the costs of the grounding of its 737 Max aircraft after two deadly crashes. The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world’s biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week. In a statement, Boeing also said its “best estimate at this time”
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ROME (Reuters) – The leaders of Italy’s coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European Commission president. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini hold a joint news conference following a cabinet meeting
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident to stir tensions in the Gulf. Trump told an event in the White House that the drone had flown to within
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” one. “We have no information about losing a drone today,” Zarif told reporters at the
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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sits for an interview with Reuters in New York, New York, U.S. April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday offered to ratify a document prescribing more intrusive inspections of its nuclear program if the United States abandoned its economic sanctions, the Guardian
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of materials for Iran’s nuclear program. They are the first punitive steps by Washington since Tehran announced earlier this month it would increase its levels of enriched uranium that
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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The USS Boxer ‘took defensive action’ against the Iranian drone, President Trump said President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship “took defensive action” on Thursday after the drone came within
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, the latest in a series of small tremors that have shaken buildings and jangled nerves across the Mexican capital over the past week. The magnitude 2.2 quake was registered at 1:55 p.m. local time (1855 GMT) in the central neighborhood of Alvaro Obregon,
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight. Sergewa was known for being an outspoken critic of eastern Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar and his offensive
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