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Delaying Brexit border checks on food won't prevent shortages, UK firms warn
British business leaders have urged the government not to delay the next phase of Brexit border checks on imports from the EU on food products, amid mounting pressure on supermarket supplies in the run-up to Christmas.
Malaga wildfire causes evacuation of 940 people and claims life of firefighter
A worsening wildfire that kept advancing through forest land and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,000 residents has claimed the life of one firefighter, authorities in southern Spain said late on Thursday.
Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires
Greece's center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change and named former European Union commissioner Christos Stylianides as minister.
Sicily logs apparent highest ever temperature in Europe at 48.8C
The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high of 48.8C (119.85F).
As Wildfires Ravage Greece, Countries Send Aid
ATHENS - Firefighters battled blazes across Greece on Tuesday after a difficult night on the island of Evia, northeast of the capital Athens, where residents pitched in with water hoses and buckets in a desperate effort to save their homes.
Greek Fires Force Thousands More to Evacuate
Wildfires are raging in Greece and Turkey as southern Europe faces one of its worst heat waves in decades.
Last month was worst July for wildfires since 2003, say scientists
Last month was the world's worst July for wildfires since at least 2003, scientists have said, as swaths of North America, Siberia, Africa and southern Europe continue to burn.
Bonanzas in private equity world spark call for tax relief limit
Welcome to the world of private equity, also known as the "billionaire factory", where already super-rich firms have used low interest rates and their considerable financial firepower to embark on a multi-billion dollar buying spree this year.
Portraits of Kolkata's Rickshaw Pullers
The World Through a Lens
The dense metropolis is among the only places in India - and one of the few left in the world - where fleets of hand-pulled rickshaws still ply the streets.