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Death Toll Rises from Chinese Gas Plant Explosion
Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 7:00 AM
Driverless Bus Hits Pedestrian in Vienna, Halting Trials
Authorities are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian in Vienna, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but stopped Austrian trials of the technology. The Navya SAS vehicle was driving at 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) an hour on …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:50 AM
UK Lawyers Could Be Forced Out of EU Courts with No-Deal Brexit
UK lawyers with lucrative careers in European Union law are fighting to save their jobs after the bloc’s top courts warned that a no-deal Brexit would forbid them from representing clients. In an April letter, a senior official at the …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:45 AM
Britain Reviews How to Improve Financial Services Regulation After Brexit
Britain has kicked off a review of how regulation of finance could be improved after Brexit, saying it would not tweak the existing set-up of watchdogs introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis a decade ago. The European Union …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:45 AM
North Carolina Company Accused of Selling $4M in Mislabeled Meat as Blue Crab
A North Carolina seafood company has been charged with selling almost 200,000 pounds of foreign crab meat falsely labeled as domestic Atlantic blue crab for $4 million. Charges filed last month by the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:35 AM
Europe Faces Heatwave with London and Paris Expected to Break July Records
Europe is facing a second heatwave this summer, just weeks after the hottest June on record, intensifying concern over climate change and the rise in extreme weather events. Swathes of northwest Europe will struggle to remain cool as a blast …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:30 AM
Greenlight Re Invests in New Zealand Insurtech Startup Cove
Greenlight Re Innovations (GRI), a subsidiary of specialist property and casualty re/insurer Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., announced it has made a strategic investment in Cove Ltd., a New Zealand-based personal lines managing general agent and Lloyd’s coverholder. The amount of …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:00 AM
Brit Taps Birch from VC Firm Hambro Perks for Newly Created Role, Head of Innovation
Brit Ltd. announced that James Birch has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Innovation. Reporting to CEO Matthew Wilson, Birch started his new role on July 22. Birch will be responsible for managing the innovation process …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 6:00 AM
New Barry Insured Loss Estimate: Not More Than $500M, RMS Says
Global risk modeling and analytics firm, RMS, has estimated that the insured U.S. losses from Hurricane Barry will not exceed $500 million. This estimate represents insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage, including losses to the …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 5:49 AM
Two Workers Die After Being Trapped in Ohio Grain Silo
A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain. The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo. A Toledo fire department spokesman says …

POSTED JULY 23, 2019 5:20 AM

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