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Clashes in Tripoli as would-be prime minister attempts to claim power

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Fighting broke out in Tripoli after one of the two rival Libyan prime ministers entered the capital to claim the role only to flee hours later when he realised he had misjudged the scale of military opposition. Fathi ...

John Oliver on the power of US utility companies: ‘The only game in town’

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En la semana pasada esta noche, John Oliver tore into the utility companies that have near-monopolistic control over the US power grid, which set high prices and are prone to scandal. “Just Google your utility company right now...

Sri Lankan president ‘Gota’ clings on to power despite violent protests and new PM

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They have called it “Gota Go Village”. Aquí, on what was once an empty stretch of lawn outside the office of the Sri Lankan prime minister, on Colombo’s seafront Galle Face promenade, a thriving community has sprung u...

UK’s biggest power distributor to pay £15m for failing vulnerable customers

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The UK’s biggest electricity distribution business has agreed to pay £14.9m after its support for vulnerable customers during power cuts was deemed “totally unacceptable”. The energy regulator said National Grid’s Wes...

Australia’s wholesale power prices double in a year as coal-fired power plants falter

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Wholesale power prices in Australia’s main electricity market continued to rise in the first three months of 2022, more than doubling the cost a year earlier, with the increase blamed mostly on more costly fossil fuel...

Scottish Power chief has a bright idea to ease cost of living crisis

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When the cabinet is reportedly debating the merits of extending MOT tests to two years as a way to tackle the cost of living crisis, one can conclude that the well of big ideas in government has run dry. Or perhaps mi...

The march of time: unionism braced for an election that could put Sinn Féin in power

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Drums, flutes and the tramp of marching feet resounded across Northern Ireland last week in the latest round of protests against the protocol which imposes checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea as part of the Brexit ...

Florida Republicans pass congressional map severely limiting Black voter power

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Florida Republicans approved a new congressional map that severely curtails Black voting power in the state on Thursday, taking a final vote as Black lawmakers staged a sit-in on the floor of the legislature. The new ...

Will Trump’s ‘reckless’ endorsements be a referendum on his political power?

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He has long held that the true measure of a man is his TV ratings. So perhaps it came as no surprise when Donald Trump endorsed a celebrity doctor for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania. “They liked him for a long time,...

‘Can I get out now please?": Could Wim Hof help me unleash my body’s inner power?

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“Take a deep breath in,” bellows the Iceman, Wim Hof. “And let it go. Fully in … and letting go. Get into your rhythm, fully in, letting go …” Lying on his sofa, I do what he says: a big breath in, then release, 20 mes ...

‘Economy wins wars’: Ukraine creatives hope to harness consumer power

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Creatives in Ukraine are trying to harness consumer power in an attempt to keep the country’s economy going amid the Russian invasion. Before the war began in February, Ukraine was known as a hotbed of creativity in f...

US power outages from severe weather have doubled in 20 años

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Power outages from severe weather have doubled over the past two decades across the US, as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple broad segments of the nation’s aging electrical grid, de acuerdo a...

‘Cornered tiger’ Imran Khan makes last-ditch bid to cling to political power

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Standing before tens of thousands of supporters, waving flags bearing his party’s red and green logo, Imran Khan railed against the “foreign conspiracy” to dislodge his government. Supporters had travelled from across...

Power shifts: New Zealand reconsiders Pacific role as China’s influence grows

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In a ceremony in Fiji on Tuesday, New Zealand’s foreign affairs minister, Nanaia Mahuta, unveiled a 14-foot carving, which she called a symbol of “Pacific regionalism”. It was a small but symbolic moment during the f...

Jane Campion wins best director Oscar for The Power of the Dog

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Jane Campion has won the Oscar for best director at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. Campion becomes the third woman to win the award, after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kath...

Nuclear power is back in the game, but remains a distant prospect for UK

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Compared to some of his pet projects – the bridge across the Irish Sea or a floating airport in the Thames – Boris Johnson’s plan to get 25% of UK electricity from nuclear power plants by 2050 isn’t all that fanciful....

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