Hermann Kelly slams financial burden of EU Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info In a major blow for Emmanuel Macron , British banks made more profit than French rivals for the first time since 2015, despite Brussels officials desperately trying to shift more jobs out of London and onto the continent since Brexit . The buoyant banking sector was fourth only behind the global financial powerhouses of China, the US and Canada. UK banks generated £46billion in pre-tax profits last year as big lenders were significantly boosted by a strong recovery from the economy after the Covid pandemic, as well as a private equity deal-making boom and a soaring housing market. … [Read more...] about Oh dear, Brussels! City defies Brexit gloomsters to outgun EU and French rivals
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Kyiv rejects Russia's announcement that it destroyed two US-made HIMARS in eastern Ukraine Germany to replenish weapons' stock for countries supplying Ukraine New requirements for Ukrainian conscripts scrapped after Zelenskyy's criticism Lavrov to meet some G20 foreign ministers despite G7 threats The article was last updated at 17:43 UTC/GMT Scholz says Germany must speed up energy transition due to war Germany must implement the transition to green energy faster because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said. Speaking at an event hosted by the Renewable Energy Association Scholz said Russia was using oil and gas exports as a political weapon. "Energy policy is not just a question of price. Energy policy is also security policy," according to the German leader. "That's why we now have to turbo charge the expansion of renewable energy," he said. Russia to create youth movement reminiscent of Soviet-era Russian lawmakers approved … [Read more...] about Germany’s Scholz: Ukraine war calls for faster energy transition — live updates
On a chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not only because he’s 6 foot 3. Roberts pulls a plastic-wrapped package from his pocket, tears it open, and slides out a long, slender tube and a swab that looks like an overgrown Q-tip. After checking again for anyone watching, he trots down the stairs, dragging the swab along the handrail, and slips the swab into the tube and the tube into his pocket. Then he strolls away. Listen to the audio version of this article: Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone. After a block, Roberts veers off busy Euston Road and down side streets toward his lab at University College London. He’s not up to anything nefarious—quite the opposite—but with closed-circuit TVs everywhere and London on high alert for terrorist threats, … [Read more...] about Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo passed away on Tuesday at 63 years old. “OPEC extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, loved ones and his home country, Nigeria,” the oil alliance said in a statement . “It is a day in which words are not enough, but it is also important to express our deep gratitude for the over 40 years of selfless service that HE Barkindo gave to OPEC. His dedication and leadership will inspire OPEC for many years and decades to come.” Barkindo assumed the helm of OPEC in 2016 after working as the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. He played a key role in producing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, according to OPEC . With member nations such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Kuwait, and Iraq, OPEC officials set oil production targets in a bid to control worldwide energy supply. The alliance accounts … [Read more...] about OPEC Leader Dies As World Grapples With Oil Crisis | The Daily Wire
The most famous story about modern presidential campaigning now has a quaint old-world tone. It’s about the showdown between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in the first debate of their 1960 campaign, which was also the very first nationally televised general-election debate in the United States. The story is that Kennedy looked great, which is true, and Nixon looked terrible, which is also true—and that this visual difference had an unexpected electoral effect. As Theodore H. White described it in his hugely influential book The Making of the President 1960 , which has set the model for campaign coverage ever since, “sample surveys” after the debate found that people who had only heard Kennedy and Nixon talking, over the radio, thought that the debate had been a tie. But those who saw the two men on television were much more likely to think that Kennedy—handsome, tanned, non-sweaty, poised—had won. Historians who have followed up on this story haven’t found data to back … [Read more...] about When Donald Meets Hillary: Who Will Win the Debates?