Big climate bill; Spend green money to boost green energy

Big climate bill;  Spend green money to boost 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 After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and lasting global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in every aspect of life that it’s almost irresistible. The House is set to pass a transformative bill on … Read more

Beirut bank hostage-taking ends with gunman arrested

Beirut bank hostage-taking ends with gunman arrested

BEIRUT (AP) — A gunman demanding that a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings to pay his father’s medical bills took up to 10 people hostage in a seven-hour standoff on Thursday before surrendering in exchange for what a family attorney said was $35,000 of his money. Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, a 42-year-old delivery … 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 vivid speech to thousands of North Koreans, leader Kim Jong Un’s sister said he suffered from a fever as he guided the country to victory over the coronavirus. . She blamed rival South Korea for the outbreak and vowed “deadly” retaliation. Kim Yo Jong, a powerful inter-Korean relations … Read more

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The prisoners of the St. Petersburg penal colony expected a visit from officials, thinking that it would be some kind of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the next few days, around 10 left the prison, according to … Read more

Japan’s PM purges Cabinet after support for church ties plummets

Japan’s PM purges Cabinet after support for church ties plummets

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church. about his ties to slain leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party officials. The reshuffle, the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, follows his July election … 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 Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of deadly explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a significant escalation of the war.. Russia has denied any plane was damaged in Tuesday’s blasts – … Read more

Large explosions rock a Russian military air base in Crimea

Large explosions rock a Russian military air base in Crimea

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

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains and help the Ukrainian army by identifying key targets. Growing resistance eroded the Kremlin’s control over these areas and threatened its plans to hold … Read more

Oil facility fire threatens Cuba’s fragile electricity system

Oil facility fire threatens Cuba’s fragile electricity system

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis by forcing authorities to shut down a key thermoelectric plant. Around dawn, flames engulfed a third tank that firefighters had tried to cool as they struggled to fight … Read more

As Israeli-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

As Israeli-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – With a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants After nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s only power plant resumed operations on Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions on communities in southern Israel after the Egyptian-brokered truce took effect Sunday night. War-weary … Read more