User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Typhoons
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UK praises pilots for stopping ‘Russian threat’ in Black Sea 14.6.2017 Washington Post: World
Britain’s defense minister on Wednesday praised Romanian and British pilots for protecting the Black Sea region from “the threat of Russian aggression,” saying that Britain remains committed to NATO and to European security.
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Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage 13.6.2017 World – The Indian Express
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China: One missing, 1.20 lakh people affected by heavy rains 12.6.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Here’s what Facebook’s doing with your Safety Check data 7.6.2017 Washington Post
Here’s what Facebook’s doing with your Safety Check data
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The definitive book about the Trump administration was written in 1951 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s “The Caine Mutiny,” and President Queeg’s ship is foundering.
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Japan has disaster theme parks where you can ride out fake earthquakes. Should we try it in Seattle? 15.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Visitors to Japan’s parks can experience simulated quakes, typhoons and fires. Some leaders in Washington state would like to give Seattleites the same thrill — and education.
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These photos show life for displaced typhoon victims forced into the sex trade 28.4.2017 Washington Post
These photos show life for displaced typhoon victims forced into the sex trade
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Japanese snack giant Calbee hit by potato shortage 12.4.2017 BBC: Business
Japan's worst potato harvest in three decades forces the firm to stop producing several crisp brands.
Hirokazu Kore-eda delivers a quietly masterful family drama with 'After the Storm' 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

“After the Storm,” a sublimely simple family drama from the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda, unfolds amid the sweltering heat of an unusually active Pacific typhoon season. In preparation for the 23rd rainstorm of the year, a recently widowed woman named Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki) asks her...

Manny Ramirez’ new home far cry from bright lights of Tokyo 16.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

TOKYO (AP) — Manny Ramirez is set to begin the next chapter of his baseball odyssey by playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs of Japan’s independent Shikoku Island League. Ramirez is no stranger to far-flung outposts, having put in a brief stint in Taiwan in 2013. But fans will be curious to see how the […]
Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters 16.2.2017 AP Business
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's government announced Thursday that it has asked state prosecutors to press fraud charges against Airbus and an affiliated company, alleging they overcharged for 15 combat aircraft and demanding refunds for the purchase....
Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters 16.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s government is asking state prosecutors to press fraud charges of against Airbus and an affiliated company, alleging they overcharged for 15 combat aircraft and demanding refunds for the purchase. The accusation against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH is based on Austria’s purchase of 15 used Eurofighter Typhoon […]
Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract 16.2.2017 BBC: Business
Its defence ministry believes Austria was misled over the purchase price of the Typhoon warplanes.
British Police blames 'disruptive passenger' for PIA plane diversion 8.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
British Police blames 'disruptive passenger' for PIA plane diversion
UK military jets escort civilian plane to London airport 7.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Air Force says that fighter jets have escorted a civilian airliner to Stansted Airport after a passenger became disruptive. The air force said that RAF Typhoon jets were launched from an eastern England air base Tuesday afternoon, and the plane “was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport.” Flight-tracking websites […]
British navy tracks Russia's 'ship of shame' 26.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Britain's defense secretary had some harsh words for the Russian military on Wednesday as UK warships and warplanes tracked Russia's only aircraft carrier through the English Channel.
Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Al Gore's new documentary gets a title 10.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth” now has a title: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” The documentary, a sequel to the 2006 film in which former Vice President Al Gore explained the world’s environmental plight, is slated as the first movie to screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, at the Eccles Center Theatre in Park City on Thursday, Jan. 19. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (“Audrie & Daisy”), the new movie follows Gore again as he details how the problem of global clim...
This twisted tower will eat carbon emissions 5.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block. His vision is ambitious: create an energy-saving, carbon-absorbing civilization to fight global warming.
Insurer: 2016 natural disaster losses tops in 4 years 4.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • Last year saw the highest costs from natural disasters since 2012, with a pair of earthquakes in Japan in April accounting for the heaviest losses, a leading insurer said Wednesday. Losses from natural disasters worldwide totaled $175 billion last year, some $50 billion of which was covered by insurance, Munich Re said in an annual survey . The earthquakes on Japan’s southern Kyushu island caused $31 billion worth of damage, with $6 billion of the costs covered by insurance. Floods in C...
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