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2019-01-11T12:05:08.941Z
Italy judge acquits Autostrade CEO in 2013 motorway accident case An Italian judge on Friday acquitted Autostrade per l'Italia CEO Giovanni C... Prosecutors had asked for a jail sentence of 10 years for Castellucci, who is also chief executive of Benetton-controlled infrastructure group Atlantia (ATL.MI) The company, which runs 3,000 km of toll roads across Italy, generates more than 60 percent of Atlantia’s core earnings Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T11:51:55.074Z
ShakeAlertLA won't give you time to get prepared for a quake. So get yourself ready now Download the app, but understand that it will buy you at most a few seconds to get under a desk. The alert, after all, cannot go out until an earthquake begins; it’s triggered by a matrix of sensors.The more sensors, the quicker, or more accurate, the warning ShakeAlertLA is just one piece of a larger preparedness puzzle a small part, but helpful nonetheless which is why I wish it had been launched with a bigger bang
2019-01-11T11:42:48.263Z
'Irish history is moving rapidly': backlash to abortion law fails to emerge Besides a fleeting protest in Galway, abortion has become available in 22 of Ireland’s 26 counties with barely a fuss Ireland voted by a landslide to legalise abortion – but turning that social revolution into medical reality has fallen largely on the shoulders of just 200 GPs The service is largely free, with the state paying GPs approximately €400 (£358) per patient
2019-01-11T11:42:48.257Z
Analysis | Power Up: Pence is in a tough position as Trump's shutdown messenger The message keeps changing. let’s put our swords away and try to do a solution that’s not a political solution that’s going to benefit one side, but that’s actually going to benefit the American people A post shared by The New Yorker Cartoons (@newyorkercartoons) on Jan 10, 2019 at 8:57am PST
2019-01-11T11:37:19.433Z
The EU is working with May to thrash out 'clarifications' on Brexit Theresa May has promised to get new reassurances from Brussels on the Irish border backstop element of the divorce deal could not become a permanent solution. Accusing Speaker John Bercow of a campaign to 'frustrate' the government, Mr Hunt said there was now a 'possibility in sight' of the country not leaving the EU at all 'Brexit paralysis potentially leading to no Brexit is something I think would be incredibly damaging for the long-term future of this country.'
2019-01-11T11:34:19.494Z
Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill Roads are blocked, trains halted and schools shut as parts of Germany and Sweden are hit by heavy snow. One area recorded winds of 49.7m per second (111mph) as Storm Jan ravaged Stekenjokk near the Norwegian border Reuters The outside of the hotel showed some of the damage caused by the avalanche Rescuers searched the area on Friday in case anyone near the Hotel Säntis had been buried in the avalanche
2019-01-11T11:30:13.073Z
Perspective | Even blue-chip companies fail. Here’s how to save their workers, and towns, when they do. Sears is just the latest revered company to falter A dismantled sign leans outside a Sears department store in Nanuet, NY, on Jan. 7, one day after it closed as part of multiple store closures by Sears Holdings Corp in the United States In 1973, a study of Seattle’s recession undertaken by the RAND Corporation and researchers at the University of Washington identified the reasons Seattle’s economy had survived
2019-01-11T11:23:25.121Z
UK weather: Snow storms to STRIKE next week - Met Office WARNING UK weather is turning frosty with increasing chances a ferocious snow storm will hit next week. Some snow is expected in the north, especially in brighter, showery, colder interludes between weather systems For most it will be dry but rather drab and relatively mild for the time of year Temperatures will around or a touch above average, we may even reach double digits
2019-01-11T11:22:49.413Z
Not even a fire can warm Trump’s cold heart when it comes to California Readers express dismay over President Trump's threat to stop disaster funds from going to California wildfire victims because of what he believes is poor forest management. Perhaps most important, dissing the Golden State fires up Trump’s base That provides a clamorous distraction from his anti-progressive cabal’s far-reaching efforts to favor red states over blue ones Once again, Trump proves himself to be a major source of the fake news that he so actively condemns
2019-01-11T11:11:23.127Z
Southern California's ecosystems evolved to survive fire. But not like this Southern California's native landscapes are famously tough. But repeated wildfire and drought amplified by climate change pose a growing threat to wildlands that provide us with drinking water, untamed refuge from the Southland’s sprawl and stop mountainsides from sliding into our living rooms.
2019-01-11T11:11:15.138Z
Brexit no deal 'creating lottery for truckers as 30,000 left UNABLE to cross Channel' A NO-DEAL Brexit would be a disaster for business. We have been pressing the Government for clarity for our industry since the referendum result, without success. International haulage is restricted by a permit system (Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) 'It's a lottery and like all lotteries there are many more losers than winners.' But if there is a no-deal Brexit we will have to rely on a permit system meaning more than 30,000 lorries that now cross the Channel could no longer do so
2019-01-11T10:57:31.011Z
BREXIT WARNING: Juncker issues stark WARNING to Theresa May - 'don't CONFUSE!' THE European Union's chief eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a stark warning to Theresa May that she shouldn’t ‘confuse’ their recent discussions with negotiations as the Prime Minister attempts to deliver a number of concessions ahead of the crunch vote on her Brexit deal. But uncertainty still surrounds Britain’s EU divorce as MPs in Westminster continue to expose the growing divides among them despite British voters opting to leave in the 2016 EU referendum I think that is something that we would regret for many, many generations
2019-01-11T10:22:55.570Z
Troops move in to rescue people trapped by snow in Germany Soldiers used tracked support vehicles to battle through drifts in the town of  Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps close to the Austrian border. Snow cascaded into the dining area of Hotel Säntis in Schwägalp in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden yesterday, leaving three with minor injuries The Swedish Meteorological Institute on Thursday sent out warnings for a storm and heavy snowfalls over northern Sweden
2019-01-11T10:18:10.851Z
R Kelly's estranged daughter calls him a 'monster' 20 year old has not seen or spoken with her father in years, but apparently became inundated with questions about him after the release of the 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary Home supporters threw flares into the stands also Reuters 45/50 26 November 2018 Ukrainian activists burn flares during their rally in front of the Russian Consulate in Kharkiv, Ukraine As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life
2019-01-11T09:52:21.786Z
Hopes fade for 15 workers trapped in illegal mining ‘rat hole’ in India The miners have been trapped since Dec. 13, casualties of Meghalaya state’s rampant illegal mining. By Joanna Slater and Joanna Slater Foreign correspondent covering South Asia Email Bio Follow Sannio Siangshai January 11 at 4:00 AM NEW DELHI To reach the coal deposits in this remote corner of northeast India, workers dig shafts straight down into the earth, then excavate a labyrinth of narrow, horizontal tunnels In 2014, India’s national environmental court outlawed coal mining in Meghalaya, citing a devastating increase in pollution in local rivers
2019-01-11T09:08:38.774Z
'Animals pretty much on life support': a river's drying trend The first sign Graeme McCrabb knew something was badly amiss in the Menindee Weir Pool was when he drove his car over the Darling River bridge near the town last Sunday. Loading With state elections due in late March and a federal election in May, that could change By Friday, the region was bracing for another heatwave of low-to mid-40 degree weather - as is much of the inland region - with some concern about possible fish kills on the Murrumbidgee
2019-01-11T09:01:18.747Z
MPs could stop Brexit from happening declares top Tory Jeremy Hunt "I think after this week the idea that parliament is going to do nothing at all is highly unlikely," the Foreign Secretary said MPs will be able to BLOCK a No Deal Brexit in Parliament, top Tory Jeremy Hunt has suggested But they will give new hope to MPs who hope to avoid a disaster on March 29 if Theresa May's deal is voted down I think after this week the idea that parliament is going to do nothing at all is highly unlikely
2019-01-11T09:01:16.262Z
Nepal: Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned 'menstrual hut' Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds. Bohara, 35, and her sons, aged 12 and nine, had lit a fire on Tuesday night to keep warm in the freezing mud and stone hut, but were discovered dead the next morning by her father-in-law in western Nepal's Bajura district, police said They are barred from touching a range of items - including milk, religious idols and cattle - and must eat frugally Women will continue to die unless there are consequences for enforcing this tradition, said Ansari
2019-01-11T08:51:28.187Z
Britain braced for killer -20c SNOWZILLA to hit after leaving 15 dead in Europe EUROPE was put on red alert last night as killer snow chaos trapped hundreds in their cars and homes. A man cleans a street from snow in Vordernberg, Austria (Pic: ERWIN SCHERIAU / APA / AFP) Dozens of residents in rural towns had to have food delivered by trucks (Pic: ERWIN SCHERIAU / APA / AFP) Now bookies say it will not be long before we are shivering in horrendous conditions too
2019-01-11T08:43:19.738Z
‘1.17’ lit up on Mount Rokkosan to mark 24th year since Kobe quake KOBE--An electric sign reading “Kobe 1.17” was lit up on Mount Rokkosan on Jan. 10 ahead of the 24th The side of Mount Rokkosan usually displays Kobe, but 42 LED lights were added below the city name for the date of the earthquake, which struck early on Jan. 17, 1995 The 1.17 sign is 12.7 meters long and 20 meters wide It was installed to keep alive memories and lessons learned from the disaster
2019-01-11T08:06:51.773Z
3 die, 2 missing after fishing boat capsizes / Yonhap The Invincible Shark left Gukdong Fishing Port in Yeosu at 1:20 p.m. Thursday for hairtail fishing Officials of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries monitor the rescue operation at the ministry's situation room in the Government Complex Sejong, Friday
2019-01-11T08:06:29.724Z