Situational awareness: President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced this afternoon that they will open negotiations to, as Trump put it, "work toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies." They did not announce any tariff reductions.
🚨Breaking: Facebook stock was down roughly 10% after hours today after reporting that it missed revenue and user growth estimates.
Firefighters try to extinguish flames during a wildfire near Athens. Photo: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images
Greece's wildfires have killed more than 80, and a government official is accurately deeming the events a "biblical disaster," Axios' Andrew Freedman reports.
The big picture: Officials sifting through charred wreckage have found that these blazes were so swift-moving and burning so hot that many victims had virtually no chance of outrunning them. Some victims were found still hugging each other, according to news reports.
Between the lines: While an arsonist's match, a downed power line or another ignition source might have been the spark for these blazes, the changing climate and ongoing heat wave acted as accelerants — ensuring that the fires would be an extreme event that would stand out even in a region prone to wildfires.
The bottom line: Greece is facing a national tragedy that has multiple causes. Increasingly, human activities are dialing up the threat level for fires like this one, making us more at risk to future disasters.
P.S. Visitors are being ordered out of Yosemite Valley to avoid unhealthy air quality and other risks posed by the two-week old, 38,000-acre Ferguson Fire that is raging nearby. Go deeper.
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"A man, identified only as Emiliano, spends time with his son, Hermy, 8... Emiliano and Hermy, originally from Guatemala, were reunited at an I.C.E processing center about two months after the two were separated."
The Kennedy Center honors list is out, with the big day being December 2nd. The list, per AP: