The true cost of fracked US ‘freedom gas’
03 April 2022 | 5:16 pm
Hydraulic fracturing is banned across most of Europe, but, as the EU turns to the US for an alternative gas supply, how much fracked fuel will slip in through the side door?
We're less than one month away from the first round of a very unusual presidential election, shadowed by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. FRANCE 24 takes a look at one of voters' top priorities: the cost of living. We also report from the latest climate protests, where French citizens have called for more attention to the environmental crisis.
The United States Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time since 2018, as it tries to cool inflation, which is running at the highest level in 40 years. The Chair of the central bank, Jerome Powell, said the implications of the Russian invasion were "highly uncertain", pointing to the risk of disruption to supply chains. Also today, we look at details of the French government's plan to ease the economic impact of the war in Ukraine.
Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population is set to be formally determined as a genocide by Washington. This is expected to boost international pressure on the country's military-led government.
Germany has vowed to wean itself off Russian gas imports in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. Economy Minister Robert Habeck is visiting Qatar, one of the world's largest exporters of liquified natural gas (LNG).
While the war rages in Ukraine, NATO has been conducting a massive military drill in Norway. The alliance says the maneuvers are designed to test troops' readiness for combat in cold conditions.
The fashion designer has been accused of using his business to lure women and girls and then sexually assault them. He will be extradited after facing charges in Canada.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country would start selling gas to certain nations in Russia's own currency, prompting a rise in the ruble's value on the Moscow Stock Exchange.
The first female US secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, has died at the age of 84. Born in what was then Czechoslovakia, Albright never shied away from speaking her mind.
The measures come after North Korea said it had tested its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile yet. The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting over Pyongyang's launch later on Friday.
The United States and the European Union have announced a new partnership to wean Europe off of Russian gas. The deal comes after Western leaders held three summits over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The United States has urged the UN Security Council to levy heavier sanctions against North Korea in light of its latest missile tests, but Russia and China have called for restraint.
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