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The cost of gas and electricity has soared in countries across Europe, and prices are expected to continue climbing as temperatures fall in the coming months. A limited supply of natural gas and higher demand have pushed up prices for power companies, industry and consumers. James Waddell from research consultancy Energy Aspects tells FRANCE 24 how long the crisis is set to last, and how it might be resolved.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has been sworn in as the latest Lord Chancellor during a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Thursday afternoon. A former City lawyer, Mr Raab was welcomed to the ancient office by leading figures from the legal profession.
Friends say 28-year-old teacher was on way to first date when attack took place
Climate crisis: do we need millions of machines sucking CO2 from the air?From turning CO2 into rock to capturing the breath of office workers, a growing number of companies think the answer is yes The Canadian firm Carbon Engineering’s pilot plant pellet reactor and associated equipment. Photograph: Carbon Engineering
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Beirut on Friday to implement urgent reform measures and push ahead with International Monetary Fund (IMF) talks, adding that France would continue to support Lebanon. Macron made his comments after meeting Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who is on his first foreign trip after successfully forming a government earlier this month. "With you and your ministers, we have an opportunity to really push ahead on the reforms path," Macron said during a news conference held after the meeting.
President Joe Biden has announced that’s he’s nominating two major Democratic fundraisers and a former Georgia state lawmaker to serve as ambassadors
Netflix has dropped the first full trailer for Britney vs Spears, its explosive documentary about the music legend and her conservatorship.
Sixty million voters, casting twice as many votes for 47 parties, leading to a parliament that could have anywhere from 700 to as much as 1,000 legislators - the German electoral system is baffling even to Germans. Germany's electoral system was designed in reaction to the instability of the interwar Weimar Republic, where splinter parties and repeated elections contributed to the catastrophic rise of Adolf Hitler's Nazis. At least 299 more seats are available to ensure that regardless of how many district representatives a party has, the overall balance in parliament reflects the distribution of second votes.
Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there “aren’t many places for the virus to go”, the lead scientist behind the Oxford vaccine has said.
This Booker-shortlisted follow-up to The Overstory probably won’t nab Richard Powers the prize, but it’s a moving and original read, writes Susannah Butter
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has warned the "response will be strong" after one of his top aides survived an assassination attempt. At least 10 bullets struck Serhiy Shefir's car, the top aide and close personal friend of Mr Zelenskiy, outside of Kiev on Wednesday. The driver of his black Audi was badly wounded and taken to hospital, but Mr Shefir escaped uninjured.
The actor was pictured being carried off the Wisconsin course, which is hosting the Ryder Cup, on a golf cart
Business leaders fear environmental protesters could next target major routes in and out of London after a judge granted an interim injuction to ban them only from the M25. Government lawyers are today looking at the options for wider-ranging powers that could see protesters locked up if they set foot on any strategic trunk road, not just the M25. One senior London business figure said: “There are ways of protesting and they should not involve jumping in front of traffic at 70mph on the motorway.”
A Missouri appeals court has denied the state attorney general’s request to recuse all Jackson County judges from presiding over an upcoming evidentiary hearing for a man who the county prosecutor says was wrongfully convicted in a triple murder more than 40 years ago
Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree from University of Oxford
Arrest footage and teargas raise concerns about Victoria police’s use of force to quell protestsVideo of a man being thrown to the ground by an officer at Melbourne’s Flinders St Station sparks internal investigation Riot police move towards protesters in Melbourne. The use of weapons and footage of an officer tackling a man have raised questions about Victoria police’s use of force against protesters. Photograph: James Ross/EPA
Dubbing Britain’s part in the Australia submarine deal "Johnson’s first victory for Global Britain”, conservative daily Le Figaro was the exception in the French press on Thursday as it pored over the ramifications of the phone call between Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden.
The prime minister was all smiles as he padded down the Amtrak train to debrief journalists on his way back to New York from his whirlwind 24 hours in Washington DC on Wednesday. Clearly delighted to be invited to the Oval Office for 90 minutes face time with President Biden, Boris Johnson told the gathered press pack that this trip had "already exceeded expectations". "The one and a half hours with Joe [Biden] was about as friendly and productive as any," he said of his first visit to the White House as prime minister (and the first of any British prime minister in four years).
Police are investigating after three people were reportedly whipped with belts by a group of men in a suspected homophobic attack.
Evacuations were ordered for communities in California’s Sequoia National Forest late on September 22 as the Windy Fire began to threaten the Camp Nelson area.The Windy Fire was an estimated 36,249 acres in size and considered six percent contained, according to firefighting authorities. The fire had threatened multiple groves of giant sequoia trees, including the Bench Tree from the Trail of 100 Giants.This timelapse video taken by an ALERTWildfire camera shows the blaze raging during the day and emitting larger plumes of smoke in the evening. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful