Storm Fiona rips through Canada’s east coast, destroying homes and roads

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Strong storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and reducing many homes to “just a pile of rubble.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now in … Read more

Putin acknowledges China’s concerns about Ukraine in reference to friction

Putin says he will explain Moscow’s position to China The Russians in the East are digging in – Ukrainian official EU chief in Kyiv says good progress on accession Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he understands Chinese President Xi Jinping has concerns about the situation in Ukraine, in a surprising … Read more

The Northeast US faces potential power shortages as rails begin to close

Unused oil tanker cars appear on the New York West Pennsylvania Railroad outside Hinsdale, New York, August 24, 2015. Photo taken August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some trains carrying fuel components to the northeastern United States have been halted in … Read more