Author: HillyBilly

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. Saturday at a fuel production plant in Algemesi, 33 kilometers (21 miles) south of the port city of Valencia. Social media showed plumes of black smoke emerging from the Biocom Energia plant. Josep Vicent Bort, spokesman for Valencia’s regional firefighting services, said later Saturday the blaze that followed the explosion had been brought under control...

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Assange ‘Arbitrarily Detained’ In Embassy

Sweden’s foreign ministry has said a UN report concludes that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” in a London embassy. Ministry spokeswoman Katarina Byrenius Roslund said: “Their working group has made the judgement that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in contravention of international commitments.” The WikiLeaks founder, 44, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in west London since June 2012 and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government. A lawyer for the 44-year-old told Associated Press news agency that if the UN panel rules he has been arbitrarily detained, then Sweden has no other option...

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Watch an LSU Student on Jeopardy! Miss Back-to-Back SEC Football Questions

When it comes to college football, the SEC is arguably the most talked about conference in the nation. In fact, football is so deeply rooted in the culture of SEC schools that it’s difficult to attend one of them without knowing something about the game. It becomes even more difficult when you flub two questions about the sport on national television. Read More: Watch a Rare Three-Way Loss Unfold on Jeopardy! LSU student Kevin Brown appeared in the quarterfinals of the Jeopardy! College Championship on Tuesday and participated in a category that many viewers thought would be a piece...

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Taiwan Approves TSMC Plans for $3 Billion Plant in China

Taiwan on Wednesday approved a plan by its leading chipmaker to build a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 2,0458 crores) plant in China using state-of-the-art technology, after easing curbs on high-tech investment in the mainland. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which in revenue terms is also the world’s top microchip maker providing tailor-made services, plans to build the wholly-owned plant in the eastern city of Nanjing. The Investment Commission announced its approval in a statement after a screening meeting. Taiwan previously controlled such hi-tech investment on fears the island could lose its competitive edge to China, which still regards Taiwan...

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Macedonia restores rail traffic for migrants stranded at border

IDOMENI, Greece/SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia restored rail transport for migrants coming across its southern border with Greece on Wednesday, potentially alleviating a growing backlog caused by protests either side of the frontier. Trains had been halted for several days as taxi drivers blocked the tracks to protest at police directing migrants first to trains and buses for their journey north to Serbia, en route to western Europe. Traffic has been disrupted on the Greek side as well by farmers protesting over pension reforms that Athens is planning to implement to satisfy the country’s international creditors. It was unclear how...

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