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Europe Races to Prepare for Energy Crunch This Winter
Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts with Gulf producers and other European states and outlined measures to conserve energy, with Russian flows running at severely reduced levels as winter...
Pyrenees Pipeline Puts EU Energy Divisions in Stark Relief
PARIS/MADRID/BERLIN — Skepticism about a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees highlights the competing visions for Europe's future energy mix as the continent urgently confronts a power crisis. MidCat would be a third gas connection...
Leaders at G7 Summit Take Aim at China’s Belt & Road and Ongoing Russia-Ukraine War
This year’s G7 summit has seen European Union (EU) leaders from France, Germany and Italy join forces with usual allies Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States in a three-day event starting on...
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In Europe, Hundreds of Indiscriminate Needle Attacks Have Authorities Baffled
Authorities across Europe are grappling with a dangerous new trend, indiscriminate needle attacks against unsuspecting victims. In France more than 300 people have reported being pricked with a needle while at a nightclub or attending...
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Archaeological Dig Beneath Notre Dame Cathedral Unearths an ‘Extraordinary and Emotional’ Find
Archaeologists, digging beneath the Notre Dame Cathedral, have uncovered a trove of artifacts including statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of an original rood screen dating back to the 13th century.  The find also included “several...
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87% of Countries Struggling With Inflation Levels Above the Norm
According to Trading Economics, a website that provides users with information on 196 countries and regions and that forecasts utilizing more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and...
France Backs Lithuania After Beijing Orders Embargo on Lithuanian Goods Over Vilnius’ Support of Taiwan
In a move of solidarity, France has urged the EU to show a united front against China over an escalating trade conflict over Lithuania. As it takes over the rotating presidency for the EU’s Council,...
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France Considers Restrictions on the Unvaccinated as COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Levels
France is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections and has announced tighter restrictions due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant. Though studies suggest that the Omicron variant is milder than the Delta...
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70-Plus Nuclear Fuel Rods at China’s Largest Reactor Taishan Damaged by Possible Design Flaws: Whistleblower
The Sino-French jointly-owned nuclear power plant at Taishan was halted in August after a problem with fuel leakage was reported, causing a potential “radiological threat.” The reactor, built in China’s southern province of Guangdong, is...
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France Locks Down Poultry Farms as Bird Flu Spreads Across Europe
On Nov. 4, France’s agriculture ministry ordered French farmers to keep their poultry indoors due to a heightened risk of bird flu that authorities believe is being spread by migratory birds. The order communicated the...
ISIS Leader in West Africa Killed in French Drone Strike
West Africa-based ISIS leader, Abnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has died due to wounds inflicted by a French drone strike last month. His death was announced on Twitter by French President Emmanuel Macron, stating that the...
China Opens Its First Plant That Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass
On Saturday Sept. 11 China opened its first plant that will turn radioactive nuclear waste into nearly benign glass using a process called nuclear waste vitrification. The plant, located in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, is reported...