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Italian government lends 4 billion euros to boost gas storage

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government said on Thursday it will lend 4 billion euros ($4.17 billion) to state-owned Gestore dei Servizi Energetici to buy gas to boost stocks as the country struggles to cope with a downturn. In Russian supplies and prices rise. The rise of European gas markets has complicated operators’ efforts to …

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Russian missile strikes near Ukraine’s Odessa killed 21

The missiles hit apartments and a resort on the southern coast Ukraine’s Zelensky says Russia deliberately targeted sites Moscow denies targeting civilians SERIHEVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia flattened part of an apartment building as residents slept on Friday in a missile attack near the Ukrainian port of Odessa that authorities said killed at least 21 …

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Poles look to their forests to ease the pain of energy prices

BORISOCHIZNA, Poland, June 28 (Reuters) – Amidst the vast forests of eastern Poland, 52-year-old farmer Artur Troczymak has prepared large piles of wood behind his home in the village of Borisochzyna to keep him warm during the winter. . With the Russian invasion of Ukraine driving up energy prices, including the coal on which many …

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Western Belt and Road: Good Idea, Bad Reason

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel poses for a photo during the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, …

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Burkina Faso Award-Winning Architect Brings Back a Champion

GANDO, Burkina Faso, June 6 (Reuters) – (On June 6, the story was reworked to fix the architect’s spelling in the first paragraph) Globally recognized for his innovative and sustainable designs, architect Depidou Francis Kerry was honored as a champion in Burkina Faso over the weekend, on his first visit to his hometown after receiving …

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Sudan’s economy collapses as post-coup leadership seeks support

Water and electricity cuts anger residents Finance Minister says to move forward with economic reforms He says the government needs to invest in the energy sector The state’s revenue is less than the state’s salary bill KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The rapid collapse of services, including water and electricity supplies, has made Sudanese citizens count the …

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Desperate Chinese real estate developer ready to ‘swap wheat for home’

Screenshot of an ad from Central China Real Estate offering to allow buyers to use garlic crops for down payment on a property Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG (Reuters) – A desperate developer in China’s battered property market is coming up with a new promotion to lure buyers …

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Green power plan in sunny Spain leaves those in need feeling cold

Generous support for the environment is unprecedented But low-income groups struggle to get aid Policy design is critical to making the energy transition equitable MADRID (Reuters) – Retired engineer Juan Manuel Cosmos Cuesta stands by his pool at his home in an affluent Madrid suburb, excited about the 30% government subsidy he will receive to …

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Ukraine vows victory as it battles Russian attacks

Johnson pledges support, warns Ukraine will be overburdened The EU summit is expected to support the status of Ukraine’s candidate The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Zelensky visits troops in the south More missile strikes and shelling across eastern and central Ukraine Kyiv (June 18) (Reuters) – With a blessing for its European Union ambitions and …

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Stop Complaining and Driving, Says AlphaTauri Chief

Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia – April 9, 2022 AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost attends a press conference before qualifying REUTERS/Martin Keep Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MONTREAL (Reuters) – As Formula 1 grapples with “porpoise” problems that have left some drivers …

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