Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Europe

Switzerland regrets that COP27 has gone soft on major polluters

Switzerland regretted on Sunday that the outcome of the COP27 climate summit does not place obligations on the biggest greenhouse gas polluters and said it would work to ensure they contribute adequately. A tense UN meeting in Egypt concluded on...

King Charles narrowly avoids being hit by the eggs

King Charles III and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, narrowly avoided having eggs thrown at them during a visit to northern England on Wednesday, British media footage showed. The 73-year-old monarch and Camilla, 75, appeared to be attacked with three...

Britain defends the treatment of immigrants at the UN

Britain on Thursday rejected criticism at the United Nations over its treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, insisting it was striving to better protect people in "real need of asylum". During a review of Britain's human rights record at the...

Four injured in accident at new mine in Turkey

Four miners were injured, two of them seriously, after an explosion at a mine in northwestern Turkey, media reported on Sunday, three weeks after an explosion at another shaft in the area killed 42. The blast occurred overnight at a...

King Charles plans to sideline Harry and Andrew as royal stand-ins

Britain's King Charles III was reportedly planning on Thursday to expand the pool of royals authorized to perform for him in his absence, leaving out non-working royals Prince Harry and the Duke of York. . Charles is expected to amend...

The increase in inflation puts the focus on the ECB’s balance sheet

As eurozone inflation soars toward 10 percent, the European Central Bank on Thursday aggressively hiked interest rates again to try to rein in rising prices. But members of the governing council have begun to think of another lever to reduce...

Putin will host talks between rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan

The Kremlin confirmed on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will host talks in Sochi on Monday between the leaders of archenemies Armenia and Azerbaijan. "At the initiative of the Russian side, trilogue negotiations between ... Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham...

Russia accuses the UK of being involved in the Nord Stream explosions

The Russian military on Saturday accused the UK of being "involved" in the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions, claiming that the same British military specialists had helped Ukraine plan a drone attack on the Sea Fleet. Moscow black. Russia did...

No return yet, but UK’s Johnson promises he still has “a lot to offer”

Even after failing to make a sensational return to Downing Street within weeks of being ousted, Brexit leader Boris Johnson has made it clear he is seeking a political comeback. "I think I have a lot to offer," the 58-year-old...

Costa Rica says German businessman Schaller, family in plane crash

Costa Rican authorities confirmed Sunday that German millionaire Rainer Schaller and his family were aboard a small plane that crashed in the Caribbean, as recovery efforts were hampered by bad weather. Two bodies, of a minor and an adult, were...

Europe faces long-term pain from energy crisis: Shell CEO

Europe faces a painful "industrial rationalization" due to its energy crisis that risks political problems, Shell's chief warned on Sunday, as the oil giant joined a natural gas project in Qatar. Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden has agreed a...

world welcomes Rishi Sunak as new UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became Britain's third prime minister this year and the first black person to hold the top job, receiving a flurry of welcome messages from around the world. Here is a selection of the main reactions from...

New British PM contemplates delay in cutting budget plan

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday postponed a long-awaited budget plan due next week as the young leader got down to business after weeks of political turmoil. Following a meeting of his new cabinet, Sunak was set to take...

Pope warns priests against the temptations of pornography

Pope Francis warned seminarians in Rome about the dangers of online pornography, in a transcript released by the Vatican on Wednesday, calling softcore pornography a temptation that "weakens the priestly heart." At Francis' meeting at the Vatican on Monday, the...

Germany forecasts a recession by 2023 as the energy crisis unfolds

Germany will sink into a recession next year and inflation will soar, the government forecast on Wednesday, as Europe's top economy struggles with soaring energy prices following Russia's gas shutdown. The official predictions were the latest warning that Germany's economy,...

Russian Army Will Be ‘Annihilated’ If Putin Attacks Ukraine: Borrell

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned Moscow on Thursday that his forces would be "annihilated" by the West's military response if President Vladimir Putin uses nuclear weapons against Ukraine. “Putin is saying that he is not lying. Well, you...

The pound sinks after the dismissal of the finance minister

The pound tumbled against the dollar on Friday as finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng was sacked in response to a budget that sent markets into chaos. Sterling sank 1.2 percent to $1.1188 after Prime Minister Liz Truss sacked the Chancellor of...

UK Truss vows not to cut spending to pay for tax cut plans

Britain's embattled Prime Minister Liz Truss vowed on Wednesday not to cut government spending, once again defending last month's no-cost tax-cut mini-budget that has sparked weeks of turmoil in the British market. Appearing in parliament for the first time since...

Sixteen dead, dozens missing in sinking migrants in Greece

At least 16 people were killed and 30 others are still missing when strong winds capsized two migrant boats in Greece, the coast guard said on Thursday. A boat believed to be carrying around 40 people capsized east of Lesbos...

Macron’s top adviser accused of conflict of interest

The top official in the French president's office, Emmanuel Macron, has been accused of a conflict of interest while in office, the chief prosecutor for financial crimes said on Monday. Alexis Kohler, who occupies one of the most powerful positions...
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