Angola’s new oil refinery brings hopes and fears
26 July 2023 | 5:04 pm
Angola is rich in crude oil but has to import the fuel it needs. A new refinery could change that.
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Russian forces continue to wage war across Ukraine, but Volodymyr Zelensky's government is already looking ahead to the task of rebuilding. The European Commission and World Bank predict that this could come with a price tag of some $350 billion.
In an eleventh round of sanctions on Russia, Brussels is hoping to crack down on the evasion of existing trade restrictions, particularly when it comes to the re-exportation of sensitive technology that can be used on the battlefield in Ukraine. On Monday, the European Commission proposed curbing exports to nations it accuses of helping Moscow get around trade sanctions, as well as blacklisting several Chinese companies that sell equipment that can be used in weapons.
Thais will head to the polls this Sunday for the first election since massive pro-democracy protests shook the country in 2020. Many of them hope to finally shift power away from the military and the monarchy.
A week after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Red Cross volunteers are still working to recover the bodies of victims. With shovels, sticks and bare hands, they struggle to clear caked mud from around a half-buried body.
In Angola, a dangerous trend known as "Jarda" is growing. It involves injecting synthetic biopolymers into the body to enlarge a specific area. These are cheaper procedures than those offered in medical clinics and are more popular... but can be fatal.
As treaty talks over plastic pollution begin in Paris, we find out why recycling schemes, rather than reducing use, may not be that green of an idea. We take a look at different reactions to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's re-election. Reactions to Juliette Triet’s Palme D'or speech also continue to roll in, with the French media having widely different takes. Finally, we find out about a bear with a sneaky sweet tooth.
Like a Paris deal for plastics, countries want to end plastic pollution with a global treaty. But observers are already concerned that it is ignoring the most obvious solution, while others are dragging their feet.
Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa's most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded.
On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Taiwan's president voiced hope that China's youth will soon be able to freely express themselves. More than 20 people were detained at a vigil in Hong Kong.
German developers want to exploit a power plant in Angola to produce hydrogen for Europe's industries. At the same time, many households in Angola have no electricity. Will remote areas lose out against economic might?
Rescue teams are racing against time to find a submersible that was en route to the seabed where the Titanic lies. A Pakistani businessman and his son, along with British billionaire Hamish Harding, were on board.
The Russian government has seized the local subsidiaries of both French dairy group Danone and Danish brewer Carlsberg using a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. This follows the introduction of new rules in April that allow the state to take over the assets of firms from "unfriendly" countries. In this edition, we take a closer look at the tightrope that Western companies have to walk if they are still operating in Russia despite its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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One month after opening a Tesla factory in Berlin, tech enterprenuer and billionaire Elon Musk opened the newest electric car making facility in Austin, Texas.
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We look at the profiles of some of the hostages released by Hamas over the past three days and take a look at how Israeli papers are reacting to the hostage release deal. We also see why there's little optimism ahead of this week's COP28 climate summit in Dubai. We finish with a look at this year's highly timely Booker Prize winner.
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Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
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North Korea has sent troops to restore border posts that were taken town as part of an agreement to ease tensions, Seoul says.
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The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
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