Goldman doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational tech for the future

A nuclear power plant photographed in Germany, on August 4, 2022. Discussions about nuclear’s role in Europe’s biggest economy have been thrown into sharp relief following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February. Lennart Preiss | Getty Images News | Getty Images Nuclear has a role to play in the years ahead but it should … Read more

Eiffel Tower Fast Facts | CNN

CNN — Here’s some background information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Almost seven million people visit the Eiffel Tower annually. About 300 million visitors have been to the tower since its opening. Designer Gustave Eiffel had a small apartment cloistered away in the upper reaches of the tower. In 2016, a second (temporary) apartment … Read more

Europe plans to force countries to ration gas as Russia weaponizes energy

London CNN Business — The European Union has unveiled its emergency gas rationing plan — a day before it fears Russia could drastically cut the flow of natural gas to the continent. The “Save Gas for a Safe Winter” plan announced Wednesday sets a target for the 27 member states to reduce their gas demand … Read more

Biden gives Saudis the gesture they wanted. But he returns to Washington with little in hand

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia CNN  —  It was always going to be awkward – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s greeting with US President Joe Biden. Much speculated about, … Read more

UK issues “Red Extreme” heat warning, braces for temperature surge  

An office worker carries a large fan in central London on July 12, 2022. On Friday, the Met Office issued a Red Extreme heat warning for parts of the country. Yui Mok | PA Images | Getty Images The UK on Friday issued a “Red Extreme” heat warning, with authorities saying temperatures could potentially hit … Read more

US troops in Germany banned from alcohol after scooter incidents

CNN — A US Army brigade in Germany has been confined to its base during evenings and temporarily banned from consuming alcohol, a spokesman for the Army said Thursday, after five troops were charged with driving scooters under the influence in Nuremberg over the July 4 holiday weekend. All five soldiers were together on the … Read more

Volkswagen CEO says EV outlook is very good

The CEO of German automotive giant Volkswagen sought to assuage concerns about electric vehicle sales and semiconductor supplies on Thursday, predicting delivery times for EVs will get shorter as the year progresses. “The outlook is very good, we have [a] very good order intake in Asia,” Herbert Diess told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach on Thursday. Supply … Read more

Former Nazi camp guard sentenced to 5 years for Holocaust atrocities

berlin CNN — A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years in prison by a German court for aiding and abetting the murder of 3,518 people during the Holocaust. The man had been charged in 2021 with “knowingly and willfully” aiding and abetting the killing of prisoners at the Sachsenhausen … Read more

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans to set up a joint … Read more

WHO emergency committee meets on monkeypox

GENEVA: A World Health Organization committee of experts will meet on Thursday the monkeypox outbreak for the first time and decide whether it is a global health emergency. The one-day meeting, being held in private, was due to start at 1000 GMTwith a statement on the outcome likely to be issued on Friday. A surge … Read more