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
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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.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel’s offer to share detailed information about its air raid which triggered fire by Syrian forces that downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday argued that the Senate Judiciary
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. …
11 former FedEx Express employees and two former contractors for the U.S. Postal Service have been indicted after officials say they stole from packages.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday
CNN host Anderson Cooper has hit out at Donald Trump Jr after the president’s son promoted an image purporting to show him giving a false impression of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. On Twitter, Mr Trump shared an image of Mr Cooper standing in waist-deep flood water while a technician stood in much shallower water by a broadcast camera.
Leah and Brandon Frick’s original wedding date was during the height of the storm.
A Porterville police officer has been arrested for annoying or molesting a minor.