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Turkey targets 'weakest link' Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Nicosia - Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a regional alliance buffering Ankara's ambitions, analysts told AFP.

Cyprus brands Turkey 'pirate state' in gas drilling row

Apo - Cyprus accused on Sunday Turkey of turning into a "pirate state", attacking Ankara's exploratory oil and gas drilling off its coastal waters a day after the EU issued its own warning.

Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Apo - A Japanese nuclear reactor near a fault line must remain shut because of the risk of its being struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, a high court ordered on Friday.

Q&A: COP25: Where do we go from here? Special

As evident with the COP25 environment conference, the public and industry need to bring government, research institutes and private industry together to collaborate and quickly find solutions to climate issues. Expert Shuli Goodman explains more.

New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach

Paris - New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP.

Putin says Nord Stream 2 to be completed by early 2021

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he hopes work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be finished by early next year.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel sign EastMed pipeline deal

Athens - Greece, Cyprus and Israel on Thursday signed an agreement for a huge pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe despite Turkey's hostility to the deal.

Five reasons COP25 climate talks failed

Paris - The climate summit in Madrid earlier this month did not collapse -- but by almost any measure it certainly failed.

Trump approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday signed off on US sanctions against companies building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany that Congress fears will give the Kremlin dangerous leverage over European allies.

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

Geneva - The UN set itself a daunting challenge this week aimed at improving the lives of displaced people, reining in climate change and even preventing conflict: to bring electric power to all refugee camps by 2030.

US Congress approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

Washington - The US Senate voted Tuesday to slap sanctions on companies working on Russia's Nord Stream pipeline, sending a bill to President Donald Trump that is sure to antagonize European nations counting on the project's natural gas.

GM and LG team up for a new generation of batteries Special

In a major re-positioning in the industry, General Motors and LG Chem have announced plans to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. This will be through a new company, jointly owned by the two players.

Ukraine sees 'fair' US support on first visit

Washington - Ukraine's deputy prime minister voiced confidence Friday that the United States would be "fair" and maintain support, as Washington is engulfed by charges that President Donald Trump abused his power with Kiev.

Germany slams planned US sanctions on Russian pipeline

Berlin - Germany on Thursday criticised a vote by US lawmakers on a bill that would sanction contractors working on a Russian pipeline to Germany, saying Washington should mind its own business.

Saudi Aramco shares rocket on debut after record IPO

Apo - Saudi Aramco's shares soared on their debut on the domestic stock exchange Wednesday, becoming the world's biggest listed company worth $1.88 trillion after a record-breaking IPO.Aramco had priced the initial public offering at 32 riyals ($8.

Marathon OPEC meeting breaks up without agreement

Vienna - A meeting of the OPEC group of major oil-exporting countries broke up late Thursday without agreement on cutting production to head off pressure on prices from abundant reserves and slowing global economic growth.

Cyprus petitions ICC over Turkey's offshore drilling

Nicosia - Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to protect its offshore gas reserves from meddling by Turkey, President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday.

At 50, Europe's oldest nuclear plant not ready to retire

Beznau - Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously long by environmentalists who are demanding that it be shut down immediately.

Anger, hope and pleas for action at UN climate meet

Madrid - Confronted with a climate crisis threatening civilisation itself, humanity must choose between hope and surrender, UN chief Antonio Guterres told the opening plenary of a UN climate conference Monday.

One Billion NIS waste-powered electric facility in Jerusalem

A new waste treatment plant has is being proposed in Jerusalem. Once opened the facility will enable the municipality to convert waste into electricity. The plant is expected to be designed, constructed and opened within the next six years.

Q&A: How energy companies are responding to climate change Special

Climate campaigners want the government to declare a climate and ecological emergency. How successful have protests like Extinction Rebellion been and will governments and energy companies give ground? Dr. Shuli Goodman weighs in.

China says developed countries lack 'political will' on climate goals

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday accused developed countries including the US of doing too little to curb global warming, ahead of a UN summit discussing controversial issues including climate compensation.

Putin attacks 'strange' European plans to reduce gas usage

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday rubbished European calls to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, saying that such ideas could lead to humans living in caves again.

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday.

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday.

China adds coal power despite climate pledge: report

Bejing - China plans to add new coal power plants equivalent to all of the EU's current generating capacity, putting the world's biggest emitter out of sync with its commitments to combat climate change, researchers said Wednesday.

Gas, food running short in Bolivia amid protests

La Paz - Bolivian taxi driver Carlos Lara has spent three nights sleeping in his car at a service station, hoping that gas supplies held up by supporters of ex-president Evo Morales will make it through.

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion. Aramco said it would sell 1.

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion.Aramco said it would sell 1.

France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry

Paris - France's parliament on Friday voted down a proposed tax break on palm oil -- which would have hugely benefited energy giant Total -- after lawmakers and environmental activists complained the legislation had been rushed through the day before without p...
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