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Rocketing energy costs are savaging German industry

Rocketing energy costs are savaging German industry

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London CNN Business  —  Germany is bracing itself for a rough winter as soaring energy prices threaten to leave permanent scars on its manufacturing sector, a key engine of its economy. Industrial production fell by 0.8% in August from the month before, according preliminary data released by the country’s statistics office on Friday. Supply chain bottlenecks caused by the coronavirus crisis and the war in Ukraine continue to weigh on producers, the office said. But energy-intensive sectors, which include chemicals, glass and metals producers, fared even worse, slumping by more than 2% from July. Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING Germany, said in a Friday note that an economic c...
French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux, who has fearlessly mined her own biography to explore life in France since the 1940s, won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for work that illuminates murky corners of memory, family and society.Ernaux ’s books probe deeply personal experiences and feelings – love, sex, abortion, shame – within a society split by gender and class divisions. The Swedish Academy said Ernaux, 82, was recognized for “the courage and clinical acuity” of books rooted in her background in a working-class family in the Normandy region of northwest France.Anders Olsson, chairman of the Nobel literature committee, said Ernaux is “an extremely honest writer who is not afraid to confront the hard truths.” “She writes about things that no one else writes about...
The Killing of Russia’s Dugina: Who Did It?

The Killing of Russia’s Dugina: Who Did It?

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LONDON (Reuters) - Darya Dugina, the daughter of a prominent Russian nationalist ideologue, was killed on Aug. 20 when a car bomb ripped through the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving.WHO WAS BEHIND THE KILLING?- U.S. intelligence agencies believe parts of the Ukrainian government approved the attack near Moscow, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials.The United States took no part in the attack, either by providing intelligence or other assistance, the Times quotes officials as saying.- Russia blamed Ukraine for the attack.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Just two days after the murder, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had solved the case, naming a Ukrainian woman it said had trailed Dugina for weeks, rented an apartment in her housin...
Musk’s plan to end Russian war infuriates Ukraine on Twitter

Musk’s plan to end Russian war infuriates Ukraine on Twitter

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Elon Musk has gotten into a Twitter tussle with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after the tech billionaire floated a divisive proposal to end Russia’s invasion.The Tesla CEO, who on Tuesday revived a $44 billion deal to take control of Twitter, argued in a tweet that to reach peace Russia should be allowed to keep the Crimea Peninsula that it seized in 2014. He also said Ukraine should adopt a neutral status, dropping a bid to join NATO following Russia’s partial mobilization of reservists.Musk also crossed red lines for Ukraine and its supporters by suggesting Monday that four regions Russia is moving to annex following Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” denounced by the West as a sham should hold repeat votes organized by the United Nations.Musk noted Crimea was part of Russia...
Cricket 2022: Jonny Bairstow broken leg, injury photos, golf accident, England cricket, news

Cricket 2022: Jonny Bairstow broken leg, injury photos, golf accident, England cricket, news

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England cricketer Jonny Bairstow has uploaded gruesome pictures of his leg after breaking his fibula in three places.The 33-year-old suffered the injury when he slipped while walking to a tee-box on the golf course in a freak accident last month.Catch the T20 World Cup Live on Kayo. Don’t Risk Missing All Your Teams’ Matches. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >Bairstow underwent surgery and was immediately ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup, which gets underway in two weeks, The Sun reports.Now the batsman has taken to Instagram to update fans on the injury, and the pictures are not for the feint hearted.Bairstow’s left foot and ankle has ballooned up from the swelling.Almost his whole foot is bruised, while his toes are entirely a gruesome purple colour.The bruising also exten...
Russian journalist who protested on live television escapes house arrest

Russian journalist who protested on live television escapes house arrest

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CNN  —  Marina Ovsyannikova, a Russian journalist who staged a daring protest live on state-run television, has been declared a fugitive after going on the run, Russian media reported. Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest in August. She had been charged with disseminating false information about the Russian military after participating in a protest in July, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS. Her detention was supposed to last until Sunday. Ovsyannikova’s ex-husband said that she had escaped house arrest with her daughter on Saturday, TASS reported. Her lawyer, Dmitry Zakhvatov, said he could not confirm those allegations. “All I know is that she’s gone,” Zakhvatov ...
Jerzy Urban, spokesman for Polish communist govt, dies at 89

Jerzy Urban, spokesman for Polish communist govt, dies at 89

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jerzy Urban, a spokesman for Poland’s communist-era government in the 1980s who masterminded state propaganda and censorship for a regime in the final years before its collapse, has died. He was 89.His death was announced on Monday by a satirical weekly magazine, Nie (No), which he founded and led in the post-1989 era.Urban earned a reputation for his sarcasm and acid tongue in the early 1980s when he served as the spokesman for the government of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. He served in that role from 1981-89, the year that communist regimes across central and eastern Europe began collapsing.Jaruzelski’s government imposed martial law in an attempt to crush the Solidarity freedom movement of Lech Walesa. After the fall of communism, Urban became a successful and weal...
Who is Captain Tsubasa, a hero to Spanish footballers? | Football

Who is Captain Tsubasa, a hero to Spanish footballers? | Football

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Spanish football fans may speak their regional bias when asked for their favourite players. The Catalans might say Andrés Iniesta or David Villa, and the Madrileños, Iker Casillas or Fernando Torres. The players, however, may tell you that their hero is not a former Spanish player or even a real person. He’s the fictional, 11-year-old Japanese boy named Tsubasa. “Captain Tsubasa” (known as “Oliver y Benji”, “Olive et Tom”, “Supercampeones”, or “Captain Majid” in other parts of the world), is a manga series first published in 1981 by Japanese animator Yōichi Takahashi. The series tells the story of Ozora Tsubasa (Oliver Atom) who dreams of becoming a professional footballer. His journey begins on an elementary school’s football pitch in Japan and takes him to São Paulo – the show is very...