Shell, BP boost profit, sink investment in renewable energy
18 February 2023 | 10:47 am
While the big five oil companies registered record profits on the back of the energy crisis, relatively little will be reinvested in renewables as climate goals are slashed.
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6 Feb 2022
India's government has announced billions of euros worth of investment in infrastructure, as part of the country's recovery from the economic slump linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The finance minister unveiled a public spending package totalling more than €470 billion for the next financial year, including money for roads and railways. Also today, we look at the New York Times' deal to buy the popular online game Wordle.
12 Feb 2022
A student who set up a not-for-profit project in lockdown has helped 3,000 refugees out of period poverty. Ella Lambert, 21, who studies at the University of Bristol, launched the Pachamama Project last year. The initiative which has 1,000 volunteers globally, makes and distributes reusable sanitary pads to refugees.
28 Feb 2022
We bring you some of the shell-shocked reactions from the world's papers after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. One image in particular of a bloodied woman emerging from bombardments has defined this first day. We also look at the Russian papers and one anti-Kremlin publication which vows to publish in both Russian and Ukrainian as a symbol of solidarity. Finally, we bring you the illustrated press' reactions as well.
6 Mar 2022
As aggressive sanctions hit Russia over the war in Ukraine, a growing number of Western firms are cutting ties with the country. While ordinary Russians stand to be hit hard, the EU has also imposed more targeted measures at business elites. We take a closer look.
22 Mar 2022
The EU is proposing to put nuclear power on its list of sustainable energy sources. But Austria is threatening to file a case with the Court of Justice of the European Union to get that text annulled. The country has never embraced nuclear energy and is even home to the world's only power station to have been built but never fired up. Austria produces more than 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and is a leader of anti-nuclear advocacy in Europe. Our correspondents report.
25 Mar 2022
Four Nigerian widows who brought a case against energy giant Shell for allegedly helping corrupt witnesses have their case thrown out. Their husbands, known as the "Ogoni 9", were executed in 1995 for campaigning against the exploitation of oil in southern Nigeria. Also, Liberia makes breastfeeding mandatory for mothers for at least six months. Finally, Tunisia welcomes its first cruise ship in three years.
20 Jun 2022
The world "missed a historic chance for a clean energy recovery", warns the sustainable energy network REN21. Despite growing investment, clean energy still lags behind fossil fuels when it comes to powering homes and businesses. FRANCE 24's Kate Moody talks to REN21's Executive Director Rana Adib.
24 Jul 2022
Many African decision makers see their relationships with Europe as recipients of aid, rather than as equal partners on the ground, according to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. DW examines why this gives China an edge.
12 Aug 2022
India is trying to strengthen its long-standing ties to countries on the continent as New Delhi attempts to catch up with China, which has emerged as Africa's largest trading partner.
20 Aug 2022
For the first time since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, Cuba plans to allow some foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade.
11 Sep 2022
The war in Ukraine has turned into an artillery battle that produces a continuous flow of injured and shell-shocked fighters. Our reporters James André, Virginie Herz, Wassim Daly and Oleksi Gordeev were granted rare access to a hospital in the suburbs of Kyiv, where nearly 200 wounded Ukrainian soldiers are recovering from traumatic frontline experiences. But not all injuries are physical. At the hospital, which specialises in physiotherapy and psychiatry, relaxation and acupuncture are used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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The funds will be used to support post-war reconstruction and Ukraine's path to joining the European Union. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping departed Moscow after a high-profile meeting with Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.
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The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
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Once important seats of Christian worship, and now treasures of the country's heritage, French abbeys often have surprising histories. That’s the case of Fontevraud abbey, in the former duchy of Anjou. Run by a woman during its heyday, the abbey was turned into a prison after the French Revolution.
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Prince William has written a letter to support Alpha United Juniors, in which he slammed the "abhorrent" racist abuse aimed at their young footballers.