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Colorado Rockies: Chad Bettis to undergo season-ending surgery - Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies - 11 hours 33 min ago
Colorado Rockies: Chad Bettis to undergo season-ending surgery  Rox Pile

The Colorado Rockies lost another pitcher for the season on Sunday when Chad Bettis announced he would undergo season-ended hip surgery.

Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our Earth

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - 11 hours 45 min ago

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled. Francis added his voice to the chorus of international concern that the blazes in Brazil will have grave repercussions on the world's environmental health. The pontiff, who is from the South American nation of Argentina that borders Brazil, told the public in St. Peter's Square that "we're all worried" about the vast Amazon fires.

US, Japan agree to trade deal at G-7 summit, as Trump says allies 'respect' China tariff war

Yahoo World News Feed - 11 hours 52 min ago

In an unexpected announcement at the Group of 7 summit, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed in principle to a trade deal following months of negotiations. Trump said that the United States and Japan planned to sign the agreement around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September. The deal will focus on "agriculture, industrial tarries and digital trade," per U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer.

200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - 12 hours 9 min ago

Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh camp Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees. During the brutal August 2017 offensive, around 740,000 of the Muslim minority escaped Myanmar's Rakhine state -- joining those who had fled earlier persecution. A total of nearly one million refugees now live in three dozen squalid camps in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar.

First Ladies Raise Glasses on Morning Out in French Countryside

Yahoo World News Feed - 12 hours 18 min ago

(Bloomberg) -- While their husbands sparred over Iran and the global economy in Biarritz, the first ladies of the U.S. and France were all smiles as they sampled local sangria in a Basque countryside town 30 kilometers to the southeast.Residents of the commune of Espelette -- known for its spicy dried red peppers -- greeted U.S. first lady Melania Trump warmly on Sunday morning as she browsed in local shops, accompanied by the spouses of other world leaders attending the Group of Seven summit nearby.But it was Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, who drew cheers of “Brigitte! Brigitte!” from the gathered crowd when the spouses emerged from a tasting a La Cave Des Barons D’ezpeleta.“Just an advice, don’t drink too much,” Macron could be heard warning her counterparts as reporters were ushered out of the local wine shop in the town center.The sangria was “very good,” Jenny Morrison, the wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed as she exited the tasting, glass still hand.Trump, Macron and Morrison -- along with the first ladies of Chile and Japan, as well as Malgorzata Tusk, the wife of European Council President Donald Tusk -- also visited a textile store, a bakery and a shoe merchant specializing in locally-made espadrilles.A White House official said the first lady didn’t make any purchases.At a sixteenth-century church on the town’s outskirts, Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, snapped photos on her phone as the group took in a choir performance in front of a Baroque altarpiece.Their next stop was Villa Arnaga, built in the early 1900s by French playwright Edmond Rostand. A dance troupe from La Bastide-Clairence, a village near the Spanish border, entertained the women as they sat in the shade to avoid the midday heat in the villa’s manicured gardens.For lunch, the group dined on fresh tomatoes in a light broth and farm-raised organic chicken with sweet bell pepper sauce, a local specialty. Dessert was a peach parfait and Basque-style cake.To contact the reporter on this story: Kathleen Hunter in Biarritz at khunter9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Gordon at, Kathleen Hunter, Ros KrasnyFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Iran foreign minister makes surprise visit to G7 summit

Yahoo World News Feed - 12 hours 34 min ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southwestern France for the G7 summit on Sunday in an unexpected and dramatic attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme. Zarif's presence had not been announced and represented a risky attempt by French host Emmanuel Macron to find a way to soothe spiralling tensions between Iran and the United States. Zarif will "continue talks regarding the recent measures between the presidents of Iran and France," Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi tweeted, after flight tracking sites spotted that Zarif's plane had landed in Biarritz.

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

Yahoo World News Feed - 12 hours 41 min ago

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In the year since President Donald Trump withdrew America from Iran's nuclear deal, there's been an increasing tempo of attacks and alleged threats from unmanned aircraft flown by Tehran's and Washington's allies in the region. The appeal of the aircraft — they risk no pilots and can be small enough to evade air-defense systems — fueled their rapid use amid the maximum pressure campaigns of Iran and the U.S.

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef - CNN

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef  CNN

A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier ...

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G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

Yahoo World News Feed - 12 hours 48 min ago

Two of the world's countries with the largest GDP have agreed to a trade deal they plan to confirm at the U.N. General Assembly in September.

Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections

Yahoo World News Feed - 12 hours 52 min ago

A Belgian street festival featuring a character called "Savage" played by a white person in blackface makeup has gone ahead amid objections from anti-racism activists. The character moved through the streets of the town of Ath, southwest of Brussels, on Sunday, chained and wielding a wooden stick, as part of a parade of floats and giant effigies with biblical and historical connotations. Anti-racism group Brussels Panthers has written to the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, urging it to remove the festival from its intangible cultural heritage list if the character is not removed.

New Mexico woman charged with conspiracy in slaying of Marine vet - Task & Purpose

New Mexico woman charged with conspiracy in slaying of Marine vet  Task & Purpose

A New Mexico woman was charged Friday in the robbery and homicide of a Marine Corps veteran from Belen late last month after allegedly watching her ...

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Park & Rec Board To Host Special Meeting Aug. 28 On Recreation Capital Projects - Los Alamos Reporter

Los Alamos [External Google News] - 13 hours 8 min ago
Park & Rec Board To Host Special Meeting Aug. 28 On Recreation Capital Projects  Los Alamos Reporter

COUNTY NEWS The public is invited to attend a special Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Fuller Lodge to review and comment ...

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