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UK slaps one-off tax on oil and gas giants to ease the pain of soaring household energy bills

The decision to impose a windfall tax on energy companies marks yet another U-turn for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government. → Read More

Monkeypox is a dangerous disease threat — but has one key difference from Covid, epidemic coalition says

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, part of the same family as smallpox, though typically less severe. → Read More

UK investigation into Covid lockdown parties finds 'serious failure' at the heart of government

The report comes after even more revelations in recent days of further alcohol-fueled social events held in Downing Street during Covid lockdowns. → Read More

Aviation giant KLM to face legal action in first major challenge to airline industry 'greenwashing'

The greenwashing case against KLM has effectively put the global aviation sector on notice. → Read More

Volkswagen chief says German car giant will overtake Tesla on electric vehicle sales by 2025

Volkswagen's CEO said alleviating supply chain issues would likely help create some momentum for the German auto giant in the coming months. → Read More

Henry Kissinger says Taiwan cannot be at the core of negotiations between the U.S. and China

Veteran U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger says Washington and Beijing must seek to avoid putting Taiwan at the center of their tense diplomatic relationship. → Read More

OPEC is on the wrong side of history in sticking with Russia, Ukraine's Naftogaz CEO says

The CEO of Ukrainian state energy giant Naftogaz says OPEC is on the wrong side of history in choosing to stick with Russia to stabilize energy markets. → Read More

How Davos became the anti-establishment’s punching bag

The event has been sharply criticized in recent years for being out of touch, ineffective and irrelevant. → Read More

‘Who is talking about climate change now?’ What the Ukraine war means for global heating

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the Kremlin's assault on Ukraine will likely have major implications for global heating targets. → Read More

An energy transition loophole is allowing Big Oil to offload high-polluting assets to private buyers

Some of the world's largest corporate emitters are increasingly selling off dirty assets in a bid to look greener on paper. → Read More

UK confirms plans to change post-Brexit trade rules, risks retaliation from Europe

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed on Tuesday that the government intends to introduce legislation to make changes to the Northern Ireland protocol. → Read More

10-year Treasury yield climbs as investors await economic data, clues on monetary policy

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note climbed on Tuesday as investors awaited fresh economic data and further clues on the path of monetary policy. → Read More

The UK is threatening to scrap Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit rules — stoking fears of a trade war

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday will travel to Belfast in a bid to deescalate tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol. → Read More

Big Oil braces for shareholder revolt over climate plans in proxy voting season

Oil and gas majors on both sides of the Atlantic are scheduled to hold their annual general meetings in the coming weeks. → Read More

‘It’s a 50-50 call’: The Earth is close to crossing a key temperature threshold within 5 years

As recently as 2015, climate scientists had said there was zero chance of surpassing 1.5 degrees Celsius in the following five years. → Read More

ECB member pushes for quick move to raise rates, says Russia-Ukraine war could derail recovery

The European Central Bank should move quickly to raise interest rates in order to tackle soaring inflation, according to Finland's central bank chief. → Read More

Bank of England hikes interest rates to 13-year high in bid to fight spiraling inflation

The Bank of England on Thursday raised interest rates to their highest level in 13 years in a bid to tackle soaring inflation. → Read More

OPEC+ seen likely to agree to another modest production increase after EU outlines Russian oil ban

Oil producer group OPEC+ on Thursday is seen as likely to rubber-stamp another small production increase for June. → Read More

Oil giant Shell reports soaring first-quarter profits, raises dividend

Shell's bumper earnings echo profits seen across the oil and gas industry, even as many energy majors incur costly write-downs from exiting Russia. → Read More

Dave Chappelle attacked on stage by an audience member in Los Angeles, police say

U.S. stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle on Tuesday was attacked by an audience member during a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. → Read More