Tory President rejects that Nadine Dorries’ affirmation party is ‘lurching to the right’

yesgo Keir Starmer embarks on a tour of regional radio stations this morning. Appearing first on BBC Radio Devon, the Labor leader appeared poised to discourage talk of a landslide victory in the next general election after a series of opinion polls gave his party a commanding lead over the Tories. Asked if Labor will … Read more

Northern Ireland Protocol: Ireland’s Coveney welcomes change in UK ‘ambient music’

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday that London’s “ambient music” about resolving problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol had fundamentally changed. UK and EU officials will hold their first talks in almost eight months this week on the protocol, the part of the Brexit deal that governs the British province’s trade deals. Since … Read more

OPEC+ angers the United States with a major cut in oil production

Saudi Arabia, Russia and other major oil producers agreed on Wednesday to a major production cut to boost crude prices, a move denounced by the United States as a concession to Moscow that will further damage the world economy. The cut in oil production could give a boost to sanctions-hit Russia before the European Union … Read more

Drax: green energy company cuts down forests to burn as wood chips

A major UK energy company that receives billions of pounds in “green” subsidies has been exposed for cutting down old-growth Canadian forests to burn wood pellets to produce electricity. Millions of tonnes of wood pellets – a controversial energy source listed as “renewable” as trees can be replanted – have been replacing coal in Europe … Read more

Top EU official promises ‘stress test’ of pipelines after leaks

BRUSSELS: The head of the European Union’s executive arm promised on Wednesday (October 5) to introduce checks on key EU infrastructure, including energy infrastructure, after the alleged sabotage of natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said last week’s damage to the Nord Stream pipelines linking Russia and … Read more

Ukraine says key eastern town of Lyman ‘cleansed’ of Russian troops

Some of Russia’s elite troops have been defeated in Ukraine, showing that even Putin’s most competent military forces are “increasingly degraded as the war continues.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Lyman, a key city located in one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia annexed, has been retaken. The latest development in Ukraine’s weeks-long … Read more

Ukraine says key eastern town of Lyman ‘cleansed’ of Russian troops

Some of Russia’s elite troops have been defeated in Ukraine, showing that even Putin’s most competent military forces are “increasingly degraded as the war continues.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Lyman, a key city located in one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia annexed, has been retaken. The latest development in Ukraine’s weeks-long … Read more

EU and Israel hold high-level talks for the first time in 10 years | European Union News

The bloc seeks the resumption of a “political process that can lead to a two-state solution”, says the EU’s foreign policy chief. The European Union and Israel have held high-level talks for the first time in 10 years, and the bloc wants to press Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on how to implement a two-state … Read more

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party wins election, but coalition prospects uncertain

Issued on: 03/10/2022 – 02:45 Bulgaria’s GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov appeared headed for a narrow victory in Sunday’s election, the fourth in less than two years, as voters sought predictability from a former leader amid high inflation and war in Ukraine. Gallup International and Alpha Research exit polls showed the centre-right … Read more

Burkina Faso coup plotters accuse France of helping deposed leader plan counterattack

Army officials who seized power in Burkina Faso said in televised comments on Saturday that ousted junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was planning a counteroffensive from a “French base.” Damiba “is believed to have taken refuge in the French base of Kamboinsin to plan a counter-offensive to create problems for our defense and security forces,” … Read more