Europe’s spend on energy crisis nears $853 billion

The sun sets behind the coal-fired power plant 'Scholven' of the Uniper energy company in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Oct 22, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) BRUSSELS – European countries' bill to shield households and companies from soaring energy costs has climbed to nearly 800 billion euros ($853 billion), researchers said on Monday, urging countries to be more […]

Farm climate innovation commitments double to $8b

Demonstrators shout slogans on Nov 10, 2022 during a protest outside the venue hosting the COP27 climate conference, at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) An initiative led by the United States and the United Arab Emirates to help agriculture adapt […]

UK: Truss’s government makes U-turn on tax plan

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss attend the opening day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, central England, on Oct 2, 2022. (OLI SCARFF / AFP) LONDON – The government of British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on Monday into a humiliating U-turn, reversing […]