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In China, home buyers occupy their ‘rotting’, unfinished properties

GUILIN, China, Sept 26 (Reuters) – For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the city’s clean air. Her living conditions, however, are far from those promised: …

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Hurricane Fiona seen intensifying after slamming Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona was churning north on Monday evening after bringing torrential rain and powerful winds to the Dominican Republic and triggering a total power outage in neighboring Puerto Rico, where at least two people died. The Category 2 hurricane will likely become a Category 3 as …

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Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures …

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The EU seeks $140 billion to insulate consumers from the energy crisis

Russia has steadily cut gas supplies to Europe European governments fork out billions to help businesses EU’s von der Leyen says aid so far ‘will not be enough’ BRUSSELS/DUESSELDORF, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive outlined plans on Wednesday to raise more than $140 billion from energy firms to help shield households and …

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Shelling at Ukrainian nuclear plant highlights danger ahead of UN report

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Zaporizhzhia plant cut from grid but operating safely – IAEA Zelensky warns of near nuclear “catastrophe” Kyiv cites battlefield gains, including Kherson province town European markets hit hard by the closure of the Russian gas pipeline KYIV, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The UN nuclear watchdog is …

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EU races to shield industry as Russia gas stoppage shakes markets

European gas price up about 400% on a year ago EU states race to support struggling power firms Disruptions hinder EU efforts to fill storage EU says Moscow weaponized gas, Russia blames sanctions LONDON/OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) – European gas prices surged, stocks slid and the euro sank on Monday after Russia halted gas flows …

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Ukraine’s Zelensky warns of tough winter, reports war gains

Zelensky: Russia plans ‘decisive energy blow on all Europeans’ Russia delayed pipeline re-opening in blow to Europe IAEA says line down at Zaporizhzhia plant but backup working US ambassador to Russia leaves post KYIV, Sept 5 (Reuters) – European leaders sought to ease the impact of high energy prices across the continent after Ukrainian President …

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