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British chips to be 3cm shorter than usual as Belgian potatoes hit by dry, hot summer 

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Britons will be served up shorter chips this year as potato farmers across Europe struggle to cope with the worst summer drought for decades. Britain eats 1.75 million tonnes of frozen chips every year and is, alongside the US, the world’s largest importer of the product. Almost all frozen fry imports to Britain, about 750,000 tonnes, come from the Netherlands and Belgium. The hot weather and lack of rain has hit European crop yields, resulting in a drop of about 20% in Northern Europe, and made the potatoes, usually the size of a small brick, smaller. That will mean smaller, …read more

Richmond tornado: At least one dead after Hurricane Florence aftermath hits Virginia

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Officials have reported that at least one person was killed after tornadoes hit Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical depression. Chesterfield County Lieutenant Jason Elmore confirmed the reports of the death via Twitter. The Wakefield, Virginia National Weather Service had previously issued multiple tornado warnings to various areas in Virginia, warning residents to take cover.

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Trump praises Korean summit, cites progress on North Korea

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Trump praises Korean summit, cites progress on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been “tremendous progress” with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang’s denuclearization. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said agreements reached between the two Korean leaders at the meeting, in which North Korea said it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities with witnesses, was “very good news.” “He’s calm and I’m calm, so we’ll see what happens,” Trump said, referring to Kim. …

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