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Welders wanted: France steps up recruitment drive as nuclear crisis deepens

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – French power giant EDF ( EDF.PA ) is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its aging nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe’s energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that in France such skilled workers …

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Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas are already below freezing Zelenskiy says half Ukraine’s power capacity crippled by Russia Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine: Russia bombing Kherson from across the river KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainians braced for a winter with little or …

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‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’ after blasts Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelensky says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelensky says LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power …

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EXCLUSIVE US blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns

Nov 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 shipments of solar energy components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at US ports since June under a new law banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about slave labor, according to federal customs officials and industry sources. The level of seizures, which has …

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Show us the money: Developing world at COP27 seeks financing details

Finance Day at COP27 puts focus on banks, investors, insurers Emerging markets demand more help to pay for transition UN experts flag dozens of climate projects worth $120 billion SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Finance took center stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects …

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EXCLUSIVE Russia seeks sanctions exemptions for state bank in Ukraine grain deal talks-sources

Russia wants the UN to help ease grain, fertilizer exports Requests include sanctions-hit Rosselkhozbank – sources The plan would let Rosselkhozbank process payments for grain Request is a key part of talks on rolling over grain deal Nov 4 (Reuters) – Russia wants the West to ease restrictions on state agriculture lender Rosselkhozbank to facilitate …

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Mexico’s succession puts a scientist on the path to becoming the first woman president

Sheinbaum favored by Lopez Obrador, aides say She would be Mexico’s first female president Women rising rapidly in Mexican politics Sheinbaum has made progress on crime in Mexico City MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The most historic legacy of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-leaning resource nationalist who casts his administration as a …

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Russia hits Ukrainian homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Missile smashes into Mykolaiv apartment block Ukrainian forces on offensive in Kherson region Kherson is the gateway to Russian-annexed Crimea Western nations reject Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ accusation MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment block, and said the war was trending …

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What are Vladimir Putin’s options after Russian military setback in Ukraine?

Putin is under pressure from Russian nationalists They want mass mobilization, harsher tactics Few quick fix options for Russian leader however Many of them carry domestic, geopolitical risks Putin has so far been silent on the military setback LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to publicly comment on a lightning …

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Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking the power grid in revenge for offensive

KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russian forces of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to a rapid weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops that drove Russia to abandon its main bastion in the Kharkiv region. Ukrainian officials said the targets of the retaliatory attacks included water facilities and a thermal power station in Kharkiv, …

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