German gas storage 90% full ahead of winter despite Russian cuts
21 September 2022 | 9:37 am
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Germany has a chance of getting through the winter "comfortably" despite the lack of Russian gas. Germany is on track to meet a 95% storage capacity target by November.
In Russia, artists who speak out against the invasion of Ukraine are being blacklisted. A State Duma commission formed to investigate "anti-Russian cultural activities" is targeting artists, musicians and other prominent figures in the cultural sphere.
Russia has so far avoided an economic meltdown from the Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine war. Some think Moscow will run out of cash in two years, while others believe the country remains in a strong position.
It's Day One on the job for Britain's new prime minister, and as Russia squeezes natural gas exports, Liz Truss faces a wartime economy. And across the Channel, how to keep the light on? How to rein in inflation? As Europeans pool their energy purchases, tax windfall profits and collectively ease costs for consumers, will they include Britain and their now Brexiteer PM in that conversation?
It's day one on the job for Britain's new prime minister and as Russia squeezes natural gas exports, Liz Truss faces a wartime economy. How to keep the lights on across the Channel? How to rein in inflation? As Europeans work to pool their energy purchases, tax windfall profits and collectively ease costs for consumers, will they include Britain and their now Brexiteer PM in that conversation?
Putin accused the West of attempting to "subordinate" Russia with sanctions during a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. He also announced new deals with China and Myanmar regarding gas and oil.
The US says Russia has used "filtration points" to interrogate and deport up to 1.6 million non-combatants seen by Moscow as "threatening" to its invasion of Ukraine.
As at US-led meeting in Germany, supporters of Ukraine were seeking donations for winter equipment as the conflict grinds on. Western powers praised military gains, but warned more aid was needed.
The UN's human rights mission in Ukraine says both Russian and Ukrainian forces have abused prisoners of war. Meanwhile, a Russian airstrike struck a hospital in Ukraine's northeast.
France's Secretary of State for European Affairs Laurence Boone has outlined to FRANCE 24 the sacrifices necessary to continue putting pressure on Moscow, saying "it is a war against Russia for democracy, for freedom and supporting Ukraine. We are not asking horrible things. To put the temperature at 19 degrees, that has always been the unspoken rule."
Ukrainian forces said they had entered the town of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, as Russian troops pull back. DW rounds up the latest.
With rising gas an electricity prices in Germany, changes are in store for hotels, restaurants, spas and museums this fall and winter. Here's what vacationers can expect.
7 hours ago
Sebastian Vettel is Aston Martin's new James Bond - in Formula 1. The real Bond has been driving a DB 5 for a long time - including in his new film "No Time to Die". The beginning of a beautiful car friendship?
7 hours ago
Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
8 hours ago
The death toll from this week's truck bombings has risen to at least 40, but local and national authorities say the latest attacks from the al-Shabab group will not deter them from fighting the terrorists.
8 hours ago
It was an unprecedented attack on the peaceful transition of power that had defined democracy in the United States for more than two centuries. On January 6, 2021, a mob of Donald Trump supporters besieged the US Capitol in rioting that ultimately killed five people. War reporter Luke Mogelson was there that day.
9 hours ago
The move further escalates the dispute over classified documents discovered at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. It's unclear whether the nation's highest court will accept the request.
9 hours ago
OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections.