Washington DC gas shortage reaches critical level
18 May 2021 | 8:26 am
Just 12% of gas stations in the US capital still have fuel for sale, after cybercriminals forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline.
11 Jun 2021
Nigeria LNG has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPAs) with off-takers for the supply of domestic liquefied natural gas. Tony Attah, the Managing Director of NLNG, announced this during the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit on Tuesday.
6 Jul 2021
29 Jun 2021
At least seven people were killed and another 50 people were injured after a powerful explosion ripped apart a three-storey building in central Dhaka on Sunday, Bangladeshi officials said, citing a gas pipeline as the likely cause. The blast had reduced the building -- which houses a restaurant, an electronics shop and several other stores -- to rubble. Police said the explosion was so forceful that it broke the windows of at least four moving buses, injuring dozens of passengers on board.
19 Jul 2021
Thai police deploy rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon in Bangkok as protesters defy Covid-19 restrictions to call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation and mark the one-year anniversary of a pro-democracy movement.
14 Aug 2021
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Bangkok once again amid anger at the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The protesters, made up mainly of young people, want Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign.
4 Oct 2021
The first of October means Britain is taking back control. As of this Friday, European travellers to post-Brexit Great Britain can no longer bring a simple ID card – they will have to show a passport. However, as petrol shortages continue, tempers are running short as lines get long. This Friday, around one quarter of British service stations ran dry, leading to scenes of shouting, fist fights and motorists hoarding fuel in water bottles.
16 Oct 2021
The 29-year-old Berlin resident was harassed by the attackers who sprayed irritant gas in his face and threw him to the ground. Police are investigating what they suspect to be a politically motivated crime.
17 Oct 2021
Europe will need to negotiate new contracts with Russian oil giant Gazprom if it wants to receive more natural gas deliveries, the Kremlin said.
23 Oct 2021
Speaking on state TV, Russia's deputy prime minister addressed Europe's gas supply crunch. Prices have increased 800% this year, which Russia blames on reserve shortfalls.
27 Oct 2021
Russia and Germany are keen for full regulatory approval of the natural gas pipeline as European faces an energy crunch. Critics say the pipeline increases the EU's dependency on Russian gas.
30 Oct 2021
A widespread cyberattack has hit gas stations and billboards across Iran, halting some fuel sales. Billboards have been altered to anti-regime messages challenging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Europe's annual song and dance extravaganza wasn't short on either entertainment or pyrotechnics, but voting remained nail-biting until the end.
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As Peru slowly emerges from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the government is trying to help the country's Covid orphans. According to the medical journal The Lancet, around 100,000 children in Peru lost at least one of their two parents to the pandemic; more than anywhere else in the world. The poorest Peruvians have been hit the hardest and many Covid orphans and widows are struggling to survive, both financially and emotionally.
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Thousands of West African soldiers fought for France against the Nazis during World War II. But on December 1, 1944, scores of them were gunned down in unclear circumstances by the very French forces they fought alongside. What really happened on that fateful day at the Thiaroye military camp near the Senegalese capital Dakar? Eighty years on, the documentary "Thiaroye 44" takes a closer look at this dark page of French history.
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The "Maghreb-Orient des livres" book festival takes place in Paris this weekend, focusing on literature from north Africa and the Middle East. One of those taking part is Jérémie Dres, the author of the graphic novel "The day I met bin Laden". It features the story of two young French men who travelled from France to Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, just months before the 9/11 terror attacks. The pair then found themselves trapped in Afghanistan and were later sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The author joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
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Security forces and members of the public clashed repeatedly as pallbearers carried the journalist's coffin. Veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the head while covering an Israeli military operation.
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Cryptocurrency markets are in turmoil as so-called stablecoins, designed to be protected from extreme volatility, have tumbled in recent days. One such token, Luna, has all but evaporated, plunging from a high of $118 last month to less than one cent. Plus, the airline industry is struggling with staff shortages ahead of the summer holiday season – we find out why.