Large climate bill; Spending green money to stimulate green energy

Large climate bill;  Spending green money to stimulate green energy

By SETH BORENSTEIN, MATTHEW DALY and MICHAEL PHILLIS August 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-congress-climate-and-environment-f084d23d61ebb068068d4aa92c82fdbb WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inactivity in the face of escalating natural disasters and ongoing global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it is almost irresistible. The House is about to pass … Read more

Deadlock in Beirut bank hostage situation ends with gunman arrested

Deadlock in Beirut bank hostage situation ends with gunman arrested

BEIRUT (AP) – A hostage situation in which a gunman demanded that a bank in Beirut let him withdraw his locked-up savings so he could pay his father’s medical bills ended with the man’s surrender seven hours later on Thursday. No injuries were reported. Authorities said Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, a 42-year-old food delivery driver, entered … Read more

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent effort to distance his government from the conservative Unification Church about his ties to assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior members of the ruling party. The reshuffle, the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, followed his … Read more

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a striking speech to thousands of North Koreans, leader Kim Jong Un’s sister said he had a fever as he led the country to victory over the coronavirus. She blamed rival South Korea for the outbreak and vowed “lethal” retaliation. Kim Yo Jong, a powerful official responsible for inter-Korean … Read more

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The prisoners of the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit from officials, assuming it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. About a dozen left prison in the days that followed, according … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, signifying a significant escalation in the war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast – whether an attack … Read more

Rhine could fall below critical limit, endangering industry

Rhine could fall below critical limit, endangering industry

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – Water levels on the Rhine could reach critically low levels in the coming days, German officials said on Wednesday, making it increasingly difficult to transport goods – including coal and petrol – as drought and an energy crisis grab Europe. Weeks of dry weather have turned several of Europe’s major waterways … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s Air Force said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation that the blast was the result of a Ukrainian attack that would significantly escalate. mean in war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast … Read more

‘We’re back, honey’: New law boosts credibility of US climate

‘We’re back, honey’: New law boosts credibility of US climate

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a moment when hopes faded that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is about to pass could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and boost its efforts. to encourage other countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. The mind-boggling turn of events that led … Read more

Huge explosions destroy Russian military air base in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Powerful explosions shook a Russian air base in Crimea, sending towering clouds of smoke across the landscape on Tuesday in what could spell an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others injured, authorities said. The Russian Defense Ministry denied that the Saki base … Read more