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Finnish minister proposes Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

Apo - Finland will propose a ban on Brazilian beef imports to protest over Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's response to massive Amazon fires, the country's finance minister said on Friday.

All residents likely to go home as Gran Canaria fire weakens

Madrid - All residents in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria who were evacuated over a raging wildfire should be able to return to their homes on Wednesday, the regional president said.

Residents return home as Canary Islands blaze weakens

Artenara - Residents forced from their homes when a devastating wildfire erupted on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria began returning Tuesday, although firefighters were still battling to contain the blaze, officials said.

'Good news' as Canary Islands blaze subsides

Madrid - A wildfire that has raged across vast areas of the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria since the weekend has abated as winds have dropped, local officials said Tuesday.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an "environmental tragedy".

More evacuations as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A wildfire raged out of control on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable to operate, authorities said.

Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze

Madrid - Authorities on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were set to evacuate more residents on Saturday as a forest fire broke out just days after another blaze raged in the same area.

Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze

Madrid - Authorities in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were evacuating a luxury hotel and tourist spot on Saturday as a new forest fire broke out just days after another blaze raged in the same area.

Greek fire crews make progress on island blaze

Athens - Firefighters in Greece on Friday made progress against a four-day wildfire on the island of Evia that has burned through a pine forest and threatened villages, officials said.

EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire

Athens - Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine forest for a third day.

EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire

Athens - Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine forest for a third day.

Ecological disaster on Greek island as fire burns on

Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia were still battling Wednesday to contain a fire that has caused massive damage to a pristine mountain wildlife habitat after threatening four communities.

Ecological disaster on Greek island as fire burns on

Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia were still battling Wednesday to contain a fire that has caused massive damage to a pristine mountain wildlife habitat after threatening four communities.

Greek PM cancels holiday as major island fire prompts evacuations

Athens - Hundreds of villagers were evacuated Tuesday and the Greek prime minister cancelled a vacation as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said.

Greek PM cancels holiday as major island fire prompts evacuations

Athens - Hundreds of villagers were evacuated Tuesday and the Greek Prime Minister cancelled a vacation as firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said.

Firefighters make progress against Gran Canaria blaze

Madrid - Firefighters hoped to bring under control on Monday a fire raging on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria which sparked the evacuation of hundreds of people, local officials said.

Firefighters contain major blaze near Athens

Athens - Greek firefighters on Monday brought under control a major forest fire that was threatening homes on the outskirts of Athens, officials said.

Restart of Notre-Dame restoration pushed back to August 19

Paris - Renovation work at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris could resume on August 19, a government official said Friday, after the clean-up was halted last month over fears that workers could be exposed to lead poisoning.

Trump, Putin discuss Russian wildfires: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump spoke on Wednesday with Russia's President Vladimir Putin about wildfires in Siberia and trade, the White House said.Trump "expressed concern over the vast wildfires afflicting Siberia.

Putin calls in army to fight Siberia forest fires

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called in the army to fight forest fires that have been raging across vast expanses of Siberia for days, enveloping entire cities in black smoke.

French NGO files suit over Notre-Dame lead risks

Paris - Pressure rose on French authorities Monday after an environmental group said it had filed a lawsuit accusing officials of failing to quickly contain the risks of lead poisoning after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last April.

French NGO files lawsuit over lead risks from Notre-Dame blaze

Paris - A French environmental group said Monday that it had filed a lawsuit accusing officials of failing to move quickly to contain the risks of lead contamination after the fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last April.

Japan police raid arson attack suspect's residence

Apo - Japanese police on Friday raided the home of the main suspect in a deadly arson attack that killed 34 people at an anime firm in Kyoto, media reports said.

Notre-Dame cathedral site, schools shut over lead fears

Paris - Work to shore up the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was halted Thursday to stop workers being exposed to hazardous levels of lead hours after two nearby schools were also closed because of contamination fears.

Paris closes two schools over Notre-Dame lead fears

Paris - Paris authorities closed two schools Thursday amid fears over high levels of lead detected after the devastating fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in April.

Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under control

Lisbon - Firefighters aided by overnight rain on Tuesday brought under control massive wildfires raging for four days in a central region of Portugal where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

Portuguese villagers recall narrow escape from wildfire 'hell'

Cardigos - The day after a massive wildfire swept the central Portuguese village of Roda, charring homes and crops, locals spoke Monday of their sadness -- and anger that firefighters were nowhere to be seen.

One year on, deadly Greek wildfire haunts survivors

Athens - Twelve months on, you can still see it in the faces of the survivors: the deadly wildfires that killed 102 people in the Greek coastal town of Mati has left its mark on local people.

Firefighters struggle against Portugal wildfires as winds pick up

Ma - Portugal requested the loan of two water-bombing planes on Monday as winds revived massive wildfires in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Lisboa - Planes and helicopters joined nearly 2,000 firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a mountainous region where more than 100 people died in huge blazes in 2017.
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