Energy prices put German industry in peril
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Few sectors are as energy-dependent as the aluminum industry. Rising electricity costs are already leading to production cuts.
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the UN General Assembly in New York.
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The Tonle Sap, the largest inland fishing area in the world, is a source of subsistence and survival for more than one million Cambodians living on or around the lake. But water levels have plummeted and fish stocks dwindled because of climate change and dams upstream on the Mekong river.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably taken a heavy toll on France's restaurants. Although some have developed innovative ways of selling their dishes while respecting social distancing rules, most are worried about the huge rise in food deliveries and the advent of "dark kitchens", which cook food for delivery only. The recipes are easy to make and the cost of production is low. Traditional restaurant owners, worried that "dark kitchens" will eat away at their market share, slam an "Amazonification of hospitality". FRANCE 24's team reports.
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Flooding is an annual hazard during the July-September rainy season in Cameroon's largest port city, Douala. But, impelled by suspected climate change and worsened by urban planning and blocked drains, such events have become more and more frequent.
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In a bid to tackle soaring energy prices, Spain's government is to cut taxes on electricity and claw back billions of euros in what the prime minister has described as "excess profits". The cost to Spanish consumers has risen by 35 percent in the past year, as wholesale price rises have been passed on to households. Also today, we look at the situation of European economies ahead of the State of the Union address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
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The European Commission is outlining a set of measures that would allow EU member states to keep fuel and electricity prices low.
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After the government froze its assets, Hong Kong's "Apple Daily" was forced to shut down. It was one of the city's few media outlets that dared to criticize Beijing. What happens now? We accompany two former staffers: a reporter and a photographer.
Inflation fed by high oil and gas prices hit record levels in Europe for the third month in a row, extending pain for consumers and sharpening questions about future moves by the European Central Bank. Once again, soaring energy prices played a major role, rising a painful 28.6%.
Western sanctions on Russia are driving up energy prices around the world: Will we still be able to heat our homes next winter? Are coal and nuclear power set to make a comeback in many countries? We ask the Bruegel Institute's Georg Zachmann.
German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.
On Sunday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the third package of its kind since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We take a closer look at the raft of measures that will bring financial support to cash-strapped German households and the windfall tax on energy providers that's due to finance part of it. Meanwhile, faced with a climate crisis in addition to an energy crisis, we see how the US town of Commerce, Georgia is banking on green technology for the future.
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Sporadic protests, arson attacks on enlistment offices and an open letter signed by dozens of local officials calling for Vladimir Putin's resignation: these are just some of the ways ordinary Russians are resisting the war in Ukraine.
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Niclas Füllkrug is on a hot streak in the Bundesliga. Is he the solution to Germany's striker problem?
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Almost five decades after the death of Spain's right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, the country is making a fresh attempt to offer justice to his victims. A new Democratic Memory law, which came into force in October, makes the state responsible for the search for tens of thousands of those forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship.
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The protests are an unprecedented challenge to Beijing's zero-COVID policy. Authorities are taking drastic measures to keep the movement from spreading any further.
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One of the best things about France is its food. Each region has its own culinary wonders that reflect the area's culture and history. Join Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot as they embark on a road trip to discover France's regions through gastronomy. Their first stop is Normandy. Known for its world-famous beaches and towering monuments – like the Mont-Saint-Michel – the region is also a foodie's paradise.