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3 days agoWill new EU car policy push EV adoption? -- It looks like the EU is witnessing a big victory for e-mobility as member countries have agreed in principle that new cars can no longer have combustion engines after 2035. But there are a number of risks involved.
4 days agoHeat pumps instead of oil and gas? -- As the price for oil and gas explodes in Europe, heat pumps could be a meaningful alternative. In Germany, lavish state subsidies are making the idea even more attractive for single-family homes.
4 days agoIs India violating the EU oil embargo? -- Importing Russian crude at low prices and exporting the processed product at steep prices to the EU and US — India's refinery trade raises many questions. DW's fact check has a few answers.
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5 days agoG7 disappoints on energy and food crises -- The Group of Seven summit has ended with only modest solutions to the global energy and food crises. The struggles of poorer nations were sidelined by Russia's disastrous war in Ukraine.
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7 days agoHow can Germany realistically replace gas? -- Without Russian natural gas, Germany will be facing an energy crisis. Coal, nuclear, fracking or renewable energy — what are the most realistic and climate-friendly options?
11 days agoHow Poland is speeding up its Russian gas exit -- To compensate for lost Russian imports, Poland is quadrupling its gas import capacity with a pipeline from Norway and an LNG terminal. It could soon be able to help out Berlin, scrambling to replace its own Russian gas.
11 days agoGermany revives coal in gas war with Russia -- Germany has struggled to fill its gas storage sites since Russia began throttling its supply. Among the possible solutions are an increased use of coal for power production, and industry incentives to reduce consumption.
13 days agoUS workers pushing unions to the mainstream -- After decades in a rut, the US labor movement appears to be reinvigorated. At the Labor Notes conference in Chicago, labor leaders wanted to ensure it's a true upsurge and not just a blip, as Teddy Ostrow reports.
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14 days agoBitcoin crash dampens outlook for investors -- After crashing below the crucial $20,000 level, bitcoin remains on the edge with an uncertain outlook. But why are the cryptocurrency and its peers crashing?
14 days agoDutch farmers protest new environmental rules -- Farmers in the Netherlands reacted angrily to a proposal by lawmakers, including a plan to shut down some cattle farms to tackle harmful nitrogen emissions.
5 hours agoSilvina Batakis appointed economy minister -- Silvina Batakis comes in at a time when the Argentine economy is in full-blown crisis mode, with inflation above 60%, a high fiscal deficit and fears rising about debt defaults.
13 hours agoGermany: Consumers urged to save gas -- Russia could be planning to stop gas deliveries to Germany, and consumers must be prepared, a top energy official says. That preparation should start now, he warned.
17 hours agoECOWAS lifts Mali economic sanctions -- The sanctions have badly hit Mali, with its economy already under severe strain from military coups and a decade-long jihadist insurgency.
17 hours agoEurozone inflation soars to record in June -- Inflation in the 19 countries using the euro currency has climbed to a record 8.6%. Surging energy prices amid the Ukraine war have pushed it up.
3 days agoIndia bans some plastics to tackle waste crisis -- New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.
3 days agoFrance bans veggie 'steaks' and 'sausages' -- Plant-based meat alternatives will have to come up with new terminology in France. The country adopted a measure banning plant-based products from using the same names as food from dead animals.
3 days agoGoogle accused of privacy violations in EU -- Google uses unclear language and deceptive designs that trick users into agreeing to give up their data, EU watchdogs have said. The tech company has two other pending antitrust suits in the EU.
4 days agoLegal blow to Biden's emissions plan -- The US Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government's key environmental agency cannot set wide-ranging limits on greenhouse gasses. President Joe Biden's administration called the ruling "devastating."
4 days agoEU to end combustion engine cars after 2035 -- After over 16 hours of negotiations, the EU's environment ministers struck a deal on proposed laws to combat climate change. From 2035 onward, only new cars and vans with zero CO2 emissions will be permitted.
5 days agoEU seeks ban on some tobacco products -- The European Commission wants to crack down on the use of novel tobacco products as part of a plan to fight cancer. However, the ban would not cover all vaping products.
5 days agoN. Ireland — Johnson gets out the chainsaw -- The British prime minister is ripping the Northern Ireland Protocol out of Brexit. This breach is an act of political insanity and is further proof of Boris Johnson's utter irresponsibility, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
18 days agoHong Kong fishing boats mark anniversary -- The anniversary marks the halfway point of the One Country, Two System. But Hong Kong's independence from British colonial rule has been all but plain sailing for many in the city over the past 3 years.
4 days agoWhy is Africa dependent on imported grain? -- Despite having vast amounts of arable land, nutritious indigenous crops and a booming agricultural sector, Africa still imports most of its grain.
4 days agoWhat stops switch to climate-friendly diet? -- The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want — often at the cost of the environment. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?
3 days agoJokowi visits Ukraine and Russia amid food crisis -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said he will try to convince the Ukrainian and Russian leaders to end the war, which has stoked inflation as well as caused food and energy shortages in many developing countries.
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5 days agoUkraine war: Germans fear the end of prosperity -- The war in Ukraine and inflation have Germans concerned about their standard of living. Those who have the least are likely to suffer the most.
7 days agoWhat would a 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine entail? -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild war-scarred Ukraine. What does he mean by that?
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2 months agoJames Webb Space Telescope: Just a huge thermal camera -- Astronomers have long used infrared technology — the same as in thermal imaging — to see deep space. Our biggest space telescope takes it to another level.
6 days agoBhutan fights back against water crisis -- Bhutan is increasingly struggling with the consequences of climate change as droughts and floods destroy local crops. How can the country tackle its water challenges?
11 days agoNovel battery, cancer vaccine among European inventor award winners -- The 2022 winners of one of Europe's most prestigious innovation awards have been revealed. Some of the highlights included upgraded batteries and cancer vaccines.
12 days agoPandemic forces Colombia's artisans to rethink -- Tourism is one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic. In Colombia, most holiday destinations were shut down. Without foreign buyers, local craftspeople were left with a lot of time on their hands. So many began to innovate.
18 days agoTesla CEO Elon Musk calls Berlin, Texas factories 'gigantic money furnaces' -- The South African-born entrepreneur said low output and supply chain issues are making the new factories an expensive endeavor. The Berlin factory in particular has been met with union and environmental challenges.
11 days agoIs India's auto industry ready to go electric? -- India has big ambitions to slash crude oil imports and push for an electric vehicle future, but high costs and a lack of infrastructure could hamper the country's green narrative.
1 month agoUkraine war: German auto industry alarmed over lack of raw materials -- Critical raw materials from Russia and Ukraine could become increasingly scarce as a result of the conflict. Car industry experts called on the EU to seek new markets and boost the domestic extraction of key metals.
2 months agoVW guns for Tesla with homegrown software developers -- German car giant Volkswagen is investing billions to boost its software prowess, where it lags Tesla. The strategy involves hiring the best minds, but software talent is hard to come by. VW believes it has a solution.
4 months agoEU says Croatia ready to join eurozone in 2023 -- The European Commission says Croatia has met all the conditions to adopt the euro common currency starting in 2023. The planned switch will come less than a decade after the Balkan country joined the EU.
1 month agoDW Business - America -- Eurozone inflation hits 8.1% in May - US workers seek new jobs after 'Great Resignation' - Hungary caps prices to fight inflation
1 month agoEurozone inflation 'a shock for growth outlook' -- Eurozone shares have slumped after data showed inflation rose to a record high, spurring bets of bigger interest rate hikes in the area. Berenberg Bank Chief Economist Holger Schmieding expects growth to suffer, too.
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