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  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Four workers at a Sherritt International Corp joint venture in Cuba died on Tuesday, when a municipal bridge they were repairing collapsed, the Canadian miner said on Wednesday. Sherritt, which owns 50 percent of the Moa nickel operation with General Nickel Company SA of Cuba, said the bridge had been damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October and...

  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Four workers at a Sherritt International Corp joint venture in Cuba died on Tuesday, when a municipal bridge they were repairing collapsed, the Canadian miner said on Wednesday. Sherritt, which owns 50 percent of the Moa nickel operation with General Nickel Company SA of Cuba, said the bridge had been damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October and...

  • SALGUEIRO, Brazil, Nov 23- In Salgueiro, a crossroads town in one of the poorest corners of arid northeastern Brazil, Maria Adelaide dos Santos's small shop selling shoes and clothes springs to life for just a few days at the end of each month. Amid Brazil's worst recession in a century and a long drought that has crushed hopes of making this an agricultural center,...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999 on Tuesday, with commodity firms adding extra lift as they eyed an OPEC oil output cut and surge in U.S. building under Donald Trump. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up...

  • A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island early Tuesday.

  • A boat is stranded on a dock following a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake, at a port in the northeastern Japan city of Higashimatsushima on Nov. 22, 2016.

    An earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks on Tuesday rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999, while oil prices hit their highest level since October. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up the safe-haven yen. Europe's main bourses were quickly on the...

  • *March 2011 disaster killed 18,000 as tsunami slammed ashore. TOKYO, Nov 22- Massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan's northeastern coast more than five years ago, killing about 18,000 people and prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives. "A lot of people told us they weren't able to hear any of the broadcasts,...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. It was centred off the coast of Fukushima...

  • *March 2011 disaster killed 18,000 as tsunami slammed ashore. TOKYO, Nov 22- When massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan's northeastern coast more than five years ago, about 18,000 people perished, prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives. "A lot of people told us they weren't able to hear any of the...

  • Japanese quake: How did TEPCO fare?

    TEPCO has won some praise for its response to allay concerns of potential problems at its Daini nuclear plant following Tuesday's earthquake off Japan's northeast coast, a far cry from its communications after the massive 2011 Tohuku temblor, says Dale Klein at The University of Texas System.

  • *Limited yen reaction to earlier news of Japan earthquake. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Nov 22- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday as investors consolidated the gains built on expectations of increased fiscal spending and higher inflation under a Trump administration. An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 and the subsequent tsunami warning in northern Japan prompted...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and...

  • Expect Tohuku aftershocks to continue: Expert

    Aftershocks, including Tuesday's Japan temblor, may occur for up to 15 years of a major seismic event such as the 2011 Tohuku quake, says Peggy Hellweg at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

  • Will anti-nuclear sentiment spike in Japan?

    Leo Lewis, correspondent at the Financial Times, discusses changes in public discourse over Japan's reliance on nuclear energy.

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Japanese stocks paused on Tuesday morning after a strong rally and as investors pondered the impact of a powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan. Before the Tokyo market opened, Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly slipped after the quake, which also triggered a tsunami. "Investors will react if more manufacturers are halting...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Asian stocks rose on Tuesday in the wake of solid gains in U.S. markets overnight, while the Japanese yen briefly strengthened after a powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan. In Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.53 percent, pulled up by a 1.0 percent rally in Australian shares. A powerful earthquake that...

  • Earthquake won't affect Japanese economy: Economist

    With small earthquakes an "everyday event" in Japan, the latest quake is unlikely to cause much damage, says Natixis Japan Securities' Kohei Iwahara.

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Nissan Motor Co said it would suspend work at its engine factory in Fukushima at least until a tsunami warning is lifted after a powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday. A spokesman said there were no injuries or damage at the plant, which was badly damaged in an earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011. Separately, Toyota...