BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to pay a 500,000 euro ($585,550) daily penalty to the European Commission for defying an earlier court ruling to halt operations. Europe's top court, the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ordered the penalty on Monday. It followed a request from the Czech Republic, which is locked in a dragging dispute with Poland over the Turow open-pit mine that sits next to their shared border.
Zoom meeting star Jackie Weaver: ‘You need to put yourself out there’The clerk who shot to fame over parish council meeting says she wants more women to take on leadership roles Jackie Weaver: ‘The men in the meeting wouldn’t have challenged me if I’d been a man.’ Photograph: handout
China’s ugliest buildings: contest to celebrate unsightly architecture beginsThis year’s contenders include a violin-shaped church and a ‘welcome to hell’ glass bridge joining two mountains East meets west in a 'hybrid' building in an unfinished theme park in Shijiazhuang, Hebei. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock
The UK has recorded 49 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,100 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, with the number of COVID patients in hospital now at 7,847. On this day last year, there were 1,398 COVID patients reported in hospital across the UK. The number of patients in mechanical ventilation beds currently stands at 1,011.
When it comes to energy policy, it is often said we face a trilemma. As we report today, crisis talks are taking place over a bailout for the energy sector amid fears that more companies could collapse within days. This will be compounded by the end of the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift and an annual inflation rate which rose to 3.2 per cent last month.
The Texas checkpoint that forces migrants into dangerous terrain – and death. New documentary Missing in Brooks County looks at Falfurrias, one of the busiest immigration checkpoints in the US and the growing number of deaths plaguing the nation’s border region
Londoners made a record number of bus journeys over the weekend as the capital continued to bounce back from the pandemic. According to data from Transport for London, there were 3.72 million bus journeys made on Saturday, up three per cent on the previous weekend and around three quarters of normal pre-pandemic demand.
Robert Prizeman, who has died aged 69, was a composer, conductor, and the director of Libera, a boys’ choral group that emerged from the choir of St Philip’s Church in Norbury, south London; he also worked on Songs of Praise, composing the programme’s theme music, a Toccata for organ, and arranging many of the hymns for broadcast.
Johnson’s claim Dutch PM offered to mediate in Brexit row not true, say sourcesInsiders reject inference of division among EU members on Northern Ireland issueAll the latest political news – live Boris Johnson met Mark Rutte for talks in Downing Street on 17 September. Photograph: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock
There is "absolutely no question of the lights going out this winter" and the energy price cap will remain in place despite escalating gas prices, the business secretary has said. Kwasi Kwarteng said the cap "protects millions of consumers" and reiterated "the need for us all to prioritise consumers" during crisis talks with industry figures. Labour's Ed Miliband accused the government of complacency and said it had known for a long time about the issue with gas.
Migrants in Del Rio, Texas, endured squalid conditions as the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday, September 20, requesting an emergency declaration of what he called an “ongoing border crisis” in the state.This footage, posted to Twitter by Julio Rosas, shows the conditions faced by the migrants – many from Haiti – under the Del Rio International Bridge.An estimated 16,000 migrants had arrived to be processed at the border by September 18, the governor said. The mayor of Del Rio, Bruno Lazano, issued a local disaster declaration on September 17, while the Department of Homeland Security announced a strategy on September 18 that includes deploying 400 additional agents to Del Rio to “ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy.” Credit: Julio Rosas via Storyful
Russia's opposition accused the authorities of mass voter fraud as election results on Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament. The three-day vote that ended on Sunday followed an unprecedented crackdown on critics of President Vladimir Putin and came with pre-election polls showing United Russia's popularity at a historic low.But the party still claimed a two-thirds majority in the lower house State Duma, with United Russia's Andrei Turchak saying
In the Republic of San Marino, nestled on the Apennine mountains inside Italy, campaigning is underway ahead of a referendum on September 26, which will ask its 33,000 citizens if they want to legalise abortion.View on euronews