6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

America 05/22/19, 19:52

Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when ...

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Sports 05/10/19, 06:06

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.Cilic said he had a "terrible night" and would not be able to play in the quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Djokovic ...

‘Toxic cocktail’ poisoning water in fire-ravaged city

U.S. 04/18/19, 14:56

The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a "toxic ...

British survivor of nerve agent questions Russian ambassador

Europe 04/07/19, 12:33

A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent has questioned Russia's ambassador about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year.Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror he "didn't really get any answers" and was fed ...

Emails show FDA worry with growers after romaine outbreaks

U.S. 03/29/19, 10:59

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic way."How the industry tests water to grow ...

UK authorities finish cleanup of sites in Skripal poisoning

Europe 03/01/19, 10:30

British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent.Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade ...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

World 02/10/19, 09:45

Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday.Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB ...

Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:55

The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart ...

US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

U.S. 01/09/19, 17:23

U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California.From October to December, the E. coli outbreak sickened 62 people in 16 states. No one died, but 25 people were hospitalized. Illnesses ...

UK military to remove roof from Skripals’ house

Europe 01/08/19, 11:13

British military specialists plan to remove the roof of the house where a former Russian spy and his daughter were exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok.The Wiltshire Council has written to neighbors of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the ...

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:35

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.The latest outbreak underscores the challenge of eliminating risk for vegetables grown in open fields and eaten ...

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Europe 11/12/18, 10:44

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability.May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy ...

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

Europe 10/19/18, 16:01

Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday."I don't believe Russia would have used a nerve agent on the ...

Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

Europe 10/10/18, 14:58

As the recipient of Russia's highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school.Several residents of this remote village located amid marshlands and deep forests in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region easily ...

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