Europe’s anti-American itch – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — It has turned cold in Europe, the economy is collapsing and the natives are getting restless. There is only one answer: blame America. Pointing across the Atlantic has long been a favored diversionary tactic for Europe’s political elites when things start to … Read more

War in Russia: President Putin’s sick new plan to freeze and starve Ukraine

Freezing Russian troops expose their positions by lighting fires. But Ukraine’s devastated power grid could give Russian President Vladimir Putin the landslide victory he so desperately needs. Millions of cold, hungry people could soon be moving. “The Kremlin clearly hopes that through its bombings it can arm refugees, provoking another exodus to Poland and elsewhere … Read more

Russia rains missiles on Ukraine’s nuclear power plants

A barrage of Russian missiles has forced the shutdown of six nuclear plants at a time when Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has already suffered significant damage, threatening Ukrainians with blackouts and a cold winter. Russia stepped up attacks on Wednesday, targeting and destroying critical facilities, including energy infrastructure that has led to Ukraine’s worst blackout to … Read more

Putin Praises Russia’s ‘Arctic Power’ With New Nuclear Icebreaker | News about nuclear energy

The president vows to develop his country’s nuclear fleet despite the current difficulties in the Russian economy and production. President Vladimir Putin praised Russia’s Arctic might on Tuesday at a flag ceremony and the launch of two nuclear-powered icebreakers that will ensure year-round navigation in the western Arctic. Putin, who presided over the launch ceremony … Read more

Ukrainian officials say ‘about 50’ employees of Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Russian detention

The head of Ukraine’s State Nuclear Energy Agency has warned that about 50 workers at the Moscow-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine have been held in Russian captivity. “More than 150 people from the factory’s staff have been taken prisoner” since the start of the Russian invasion in late February, Petro Kotin told … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s plan to arm the winter by targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure

Vladimir Putin is targeting Ukraine’s energy supply – and as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, leaders are bracing for a brutal fallout. Ukraine is already calling on its people to cut energy consumption to avoid power outages as Russian missiles continue to target the besieged country’s energy infrastructure. Citizens and businesses have been told … Read more

Russia officially claims ownership of nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed that Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is a Russian federal property, absorbing all facilities and workers as the Kremlin advance in the east loses momentum against Ukrainian forces. The nuclear facility, the largest in Europe, was taken by Russian forces in March, with Ukrainian workers conducting day-to-day operations under … Read more

What Progressives Misunderstand About Fighting Climate Change

Since the 1960s, fighting for the environment has often meant fighting against companies. To curb pollution, activists have worked to thwart new oil drilling, coal-fired power plants, natural gas fracking and fuel pipelines. But today, Americans face a climate challenge that cannot be solved by saying no over and over. Decarbonising the economy will require … Read more

Scholz tells Putin to pull out as Germany faces calls to send Ukraine tanks – POLITICO

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his troops completely from Ukraine as the German chancellor at home faces mounting pressure to give more military aid to Kiev. A readout of the German government from the 90-minute appeal said that given the gravity of the military situation and the … Read more

Authorities are giving iodine tablets to residents near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. How dangerous is it there?

Ukrainian officials are so concerned about a possible nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhya power plant — which is currently under Russian control — that they have begun distributing iodine tablets to local residents. It comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the situation at the factory is still “very risky” after it was first shut … Read more