A massive August spike in natural gas prices stunned all but the wealthiest in Europe, forcing the bloc to look for a cap to contain volatile prices that are fueling inflation. “It's already minus 10 (Celsius) in Poland,” said the nation's energy minister, Anna Moskwa. “The differences are really still major,” said Dutch Energy Minister Rob Jetten. As a result of trade disruptions tied to Russia's war in Ukraine, EU nations have reduced the overall share of Russian natural gas imports to the EU from 40% before the invasion to around 7%. The EU has relied on increased imports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, including from the United States, to help address the fall in Russian supplies.
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KYIV, Ukraine — (AP) — Germany’s president arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday for his first visit to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion, as Western countries mulled a massive plan for Ukrainian rebuilding when the war eventually ends. The German president, whose position is largely ceremonial, made it to Ukraine on his third try. Authorities in Russia’s Kursk and Belgorod regions that border Ukraine have repeatedly reported Ukrainian shelling that damaged infrastructure and residential buildings. Although Russia and Iran deny that the Iranian-built drones have been used, the distinctive triangle-shaped Shahed-136s have rained down on civilians in Kyiv and elsewhere. ____Follow AP’s coverage of the war in Ukraine: https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraineCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.1 month ago WFTV
SAO PAULO — (AP) — Soon after casting his vote for in Brazil’s presidential election in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro was hoisting a silver trophy into the air alongside newly crowned soccer champions. Jair Bolsonaro!”Bolsonaro also had lunch with some of Flamengo’s players, before returning to Brasil's capital to watch election results. It was the latest display of Bolsonaro basking in soccer teams' reflected glory, and a highly visible election-day pit stop, amid an uphill battle against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to secure a second term. Neymar, an evangelical Christian who said he shares the president's conservative values, is easily Bolsonaro's most prominent supporter from Brazil’s hallowed soccer universe. Flamengo delayed its celebratory parade due to the election, in light of a request from the nation’s electoral authority.1 month ago WFTV