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What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

Most Asian countries prioritize keeping the country running over clean energy.
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Women work in fields near the windmill farm in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022. India is investing heavily in renewable energy and has committed to producing 50% of its power from clean energy sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
October 01

What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

Most Asian countries are prioritizing keeping the country running, no matter the energy source
October 01
Women work in fields near the windmill farm in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022. India is investing heavily in renewable energy and has committed to producing 50% of its power from clean energy sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
October 01

Hurricane Orlene strengthens some off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Orlene has strengthened some while heading for an expected Monday landfall on Mexico’s northwestern Pacific coast
October 01
This satellite image taken at 20:20 UTC and provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Orlene on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Orlene grew to hurricane strength Saturday and is heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast. (NOAA via AP)
October 01

7 Americans released from detention in prisoner swap

Five of the people released were oil executives jailed in 2017.
October 01
President Joe Biden speaks about the ongoing federal response efforts for Hurricane Ian from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Sept. 30, 2022.
October 01

Protesters attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso after coup

Protesters in Burkina Faso's capital have attacked the French Embassy after the military junta in charge accused France of sheltering the ousted interim president
October 01
Young men chant slogans against the power of Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, against France and pro-Russia, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday Sept. 30, 2022. Residents say gunfire rang out early in the morning and the state broadcaster has gone off the air, fueling fears that another coup is underway. The developments Friday come just after coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, returned from a trip to the U.N. General Assembly. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
October 01

Notre Dame restoration on track to be completed by 5th anniversary of tragic fire

Notre Dame is currently scheduled to reopen in 2024.
October 01
Dusting, cleaning and removing a layer of varnish on the Conversion of St. Paul de Laurent.
October 01

A fresh look for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s stained-glass windows

The project is being carried out under the project management of the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France.
October 01
The project is being carried out under the project management of the Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France.
October 01

Minister: Greece can defend islands despite Turkey's threats

Greece’s defense minister says his country has the right to take “all defensive measures” to protect its easternmost islands amid threats by neighboring Turkey that dispute Greek sovereignty rights and raise the specter of war
October 01
A Cypriot soldier sits on a truck during a military parade marking the 62nd anniversary of Cyprus' independence from British colonial rule, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Cyprus gained independence from Britain in 1960 but was split along ethnic lines 14 years later when Turkey invaded following a coup aimed at uniting the island with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 01

Latvia's centrists are predicted to win national vote

Latvia has held general election that has been influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine
October 01
FILE - Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, June 23, 2022. Latvians will be voting on Saturday, Oct. 1 in a general election that has been substantially influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, political disintegration among the Baltic country’s sizable ethnic-Russian minority as well as issues around the economy, including high energy costs. Polls show that Karins’ New Unity party, which heads the current four-party center-right minority coalition is likely to emerge as the top vote-getter, with a projected 13% to 20% of the votes cast by the 1.5 million eligible voters. . (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, file)
October 01

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia has pulled troops out from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub
October 01
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to poetess from Donetsk region Bogdana Neshcheret before celebrations marking the incorporation of regions of Ukraine to join Russia in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower on the right, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The signing of the treaties making the four annexed regions part of Russia follows the completion of the Kremlin-orchestrated "referendums." (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 01

Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marines

The Mexican Navy says three marines are dead and two others are injured after a reconnaissance helicopter crashed in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco
October 01
October 01

EU chief: New Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline 'means freedom'

Bulgaria has opened a natural gas link with Greece at a ceremony attended by the leader of the European Union’s executive arm, who emphasized the bloc’s determination to stop relying on Russian energy imports
October 01
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, right, meets with Bulgarian president Rumen Radev, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
October 01

Catalans commemorate 5th anniversary of failed breakaway

Thousands of Catalans have gathered in Barcelona to commemorate the fifth anniversary of an independence referendum that marked the high point of their movement to break away from the rest of Spain
October 01
Protesters hold ''esteladas'' or Catalonia independence flag as they take part in a demonstration to commemorate the fifth anniversary of an independence referendum that marked the high point of their movement to break away from the rest of Spain, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
October 01

Italy's Meloni vows to put national energy interests first

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni is vowing to put Italy's national interests first in tackling soaring energy costs
October 01
Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni delivers her speech during an Italian farmers association's event, at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 01

Fewer Russians cross border to flee despite military call-up

Fewer Russians have crossed into neighbouring countries in recent days, according to local authorities, despite persisting anxiety over the partial mobilization the Kremlin launched less than two weeks ago to bolster its forces fighting in Ukraine
October 01
People walk toward the border crossing between Georgia and Russia at Verkhny Lars, as they leave Chmi, North Ossetia–Alania Republic, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Long lines of vehicles have formed at a border crossing between Russia's North Ossetia region and Georgia after Moscow announced a partial military mobilization. (AP Photo)
October 01

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that an attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city has killed 19 people, including four members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard
October 01
In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, tear gas is fired by security to disperse protestors in front of the Tehran University, Iran. Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets over the last two weeks to protest the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the morality police in the capital of Tehran for allegedly wearing her mandatory Islamic veil too loosely. (AP Photo)
October 01

Czechia's ruling coalition wins election in Senate

A senior government party in the Czech republic linked to conservative Prime Minister Petr Fiala has won an election for a third of the seats in Parliament’s upper house
October 01
October 01

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen after alleged firebomb

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank after a group of youths smashed a hole through the Israeli separation barrier and began throwing objects at police
October 01
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Fayez Damdoum in the West Bank village of Azariyah, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Israel's paramilitary border police said forces shot a protester who attempted to throw a firebomb at them as they came to disperse a demonstration. It said demonstrators threw stones and explosives at them. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the dead youth as 18-year-old Fayez Damdoum. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
October 01

Danes: Nord Stream 2 pipeline seems to have stopped leaking

It's one of two ruptured natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
October 01
In this photo provided by the Armed Forces of Denmark, a view the disturbance in the water above the gas leak, in the Baltic Sea, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Following the suspected sabotage this week of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that carry Russian natural gas to Europe, there were two leaks off Sweden, including a large one above North Stream 1, and a smaller one above North Stream 2. (Rune Dyrholm/Armed Forces of Denmark via AP)
October 01

US delivers proposal for maritime border to Lebanon

The U.S. has delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, as negotiations with Israel progress
October 01
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese president Michel Aoun, left, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Shea delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Saturday, as negotiations with Israel continue to progress. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
October 01

Danish Energy Agency says Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under Baltic Sea appears to have stopped leaking gas

Danish Energy Agency says Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under Baltic Sea appears to have stopped leaking gas
October 01
October 01

Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

Nigerians are celebrating the 62nd anniversary of their independence as presidential candidates wrangle for votes ahead of the country's general elections in February next year
October 01
Supporters of Nigeria Labour Party's Presidential Candidate Peter Obi attend a rally in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Presidential candidates in Nigeria's forthcoming election signed on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 an agreement committing to a peaceful campaign for the West African nation's 2023 presidential election.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
October 01

Women protesters demand more security after Afghan bombing

A group of Afghan women has protested a suicide bombing that killed or wounded dozens of students in a Shiite education center in the capital Kabul, demanding better security from the Taliban-run government
October 01
A 19-year old Hazara Afghan girl sits and cries on the bench she was sitting on, during Friday's suicide bomber attack on a Hazara education center, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Afghanistan's Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite Muslims, have been the target of a brutal campaign of violence for the past several years. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 01

2 found dead, 16 missing after vessel carrying migrants sinks amid Hurricane Ian

The U.S. Coast Guard is still looking for 16 missing migrants.
October 01
U.S. Coast Guard cutters are shown in the Florida Straits where they will be able to respond to offshore search and rescue while avoiding the worst of Hurricane Ian.
October 01

Russia blindfolds, detains Ukraine nuclear plant chief

Ukraine’s nuclear power provider says Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant hours after Moscow illegally annexed a swath of Ukrainian territory
October 01
FILE - This handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Aug. 7, 2022, shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. The shutdown of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant cuts the risk of a radiation disaster that has haunted the world. The last of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia plant’s six nuclear reactors was shut down Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, because Russia’s war in Ukraine had repeatedly cut reliable external power supplies. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
October 01

Turkish minister says deadly gun attack was 'America-based'

A police officer was killed in a gun attack in the country’s south.
October 01
October 01

AP PHOTOS: China marks National Day with flag-raising, toast

Spectators watched a masked, 96-member honor guard raise a Chinese flag on Tiananmen Square as the ruling Communist Party marked its 73rd anniversary in power on Saturday under strict anti-virus controls. The flag-raising at sunrise was one of the few National Day events planned after authorities called on the public to avoid travel during what usually is one of the country’s busiest tourism periods. National Day marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war. The former ruling Nationalist Party left for Taiwan, now a self-ruled democracy. In Hong Kong, Chief Executive John Lee promised to revive the battered economy. He wore a red mask the color of the Chinese flag and was flanked by masked dignitaries at a downtown convention center. In Taiwan, which Beijing claims as part of its territory, members of the pro-mainland Taiwan People's Communist Party raised a Chinese flag in the...
October 01
A participant salutes the Chinese national flag at an event marking mainland China's National Day organized by the Taiwan People Communist Party in Tainan in southern Taiwan on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022. In Taiwan, which Beijing claims as part of its territory, a group of activists who call themselves the Taiwan People Communist Party raised the Chinese flag in the southern city of Tainan during the National Day of mainland China and chanted, "Long live the Motherland." (AP photo/I-Hwa Cheng)
October 01

Sweden: Right-wing party get 4 chairmanships in parliament

A right-wing populist party that received the second-most votes in Sweden’s general election last month has landed the chairmanships of four parliamentary committees
October 01
FILE - Supporters of the Sweden Democrats react on the results of the exit polls at the party's election watch at the Elite Hotel Marina Tower in Nacka, near Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. A right-wing populist party that received the second-most votes in Sweden’s general election last month landed the chairmanships of four parliamentary committees Saturday Oct. 1, 2022, and with it, the ability to wield more influence in mainstream Swedish politics. The positions to be held by lawmakers from the Sweden Democrats include chairing the Riksdag's justice, foreign affair, business affairs and labor market committees. (Stefan Jerrevång/TT News Agency via AP, File)
October 01

Russia says it has withdrawn its troops from the city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive gains more ground

Russia says it has withdrawn its troops from the city of Lyman as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive gains more ground
October 01
October 01

UK train strikes and energy hikes add to a week of turmoil

Trains in Britain have all but ground to a halt coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets
October 01
A woman walks on the beach on the south Bank of river Thames in London, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 01

Indonesian police say 4 dead, 1 missing in Papua attack

Indonesian security forces have recovered the bodies of four construction workers who were killed in a separatist attack in the restive province of West Papua
October 01
October 01

Lawmakers in breakaway Somaliland extend president’s term

The House of Elders in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland has extended the term of office of President Muse Bihi Abdi by two years
October 01
October 01

Ukrainian official says 20 people killed when shelling strikes evacuation convoy in country’s northeast

Ukrainian official says 20 people killed when shelling strikes evacuation convoy in country’s northeast
October 01
October 01

Western push on China, Russia at UN rights body faces test

Western countries are leading a simultaneous push at the U.N.’s top human rights body to scrutinize human rights in two of the world’s most influential countries: China and Russia
October 01
FILE - China's ambassador in Geneva ambassador Chen Xu makes a media statement criticising the U.S. for attacking China's candidate to head a United Nations agency that tracks intellectual property in the digital age, in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 26, 2020. Like rarely before, Western countries are leading a push among the 47 member nations of the U.N.’s top human rights body to single out and scrutinize human rights in China — over allegations of abuses in western Xinjiang — and Russia, where a domestic crackdown on dissent over the Ukraine war has stifled independent media and activist groups. (AP Photo/File)
October 01

Western push on China, Russia at UN rights body faces test

Western countries are leading a simultaneous push at the U.N.’s top human rights body to scrutinize human rights in two of the world’s most influential countries: China and Russia
October 01
FILE - China's ambassador in Geneva ambassador Chen Xu makes a media statement criticising the U.S. for attacking China's candidate to head a United Nations agency that tracks intellectual property in the digital age, in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 26, 2020. Like rarely before, Western countries are leading a push among the 47 member nations of the U.N.’s top human rights body to single out and scrutinize human rights in China — over allegations of abuses in western Xinjiang — and Russia, where a domestic crackdown on dissent over the Ukraine war has stifled independent media and activist groups. (AP Photo/File)
October 01

North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals
October 01
FILE - A TV screen shows a file image of a North Korean missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. South Korea says late Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, that North Korea has fired another missile toward its eastern waters, in the third round of launches this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
October 01

Myanmar accuses rebels in east of shooting passenger plane

A passenger plan has been shot in Myanmar as it was preparing to land, injuring one on board
October 01
In this photo provided by the Military True News Information Team, medical aids treat an injured passenger of an airplane at a hospital in Loikaw, the capital of the eastern state of Kayah, also known as Karenni, Myanmar, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Myanmar’s military government accused rebel forces in the eastern state of Kayah of firing at a passenger plane as it was preparing to land Friday, wounding a passenger who was hit by a bullet that penetrated the fuselage. Rebel groups denied the allegation. (Military True News Information Team via AP)
October 01

Cubans protest in Havana for 2nd night over lack of power

Groups of Cubans have protested in the streets of Havana for a second night, decrying delays in fully restoring electricity three days after Hurricane Ian knocked out power across the island
October 01
People protest asking for the restoration of electrical service after four days of blackout due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian in Bacuranao, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 30

Indonesian police kill militant suspected in farmers' deaths

Indonesian police say they have killed a militant believed to be responsible for the killings of Christian farmers on an Indonesian island
September 30
FILE - Central Sulawesi Regional Police spokesperson Col. Didik Supranoto holds a wanted poster with pictures of militant suspects, among them Al Ikhwarisman, also known as Jaid, top left, a key member of the East Indonesia Mujahideen network, during a news conference in Palu, Indonesia, on Jan. 4, 2022. Indonesia's elite counterterrorism police have killed Jaid who was believed responsible for the killings of Christian farmers on Sulawesi island and was the last remaining member of an organization that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, in a shootout late Thursday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Mohammad Taufan, File)
September 30

Hack puts Latin American security agencies on edge

A massive trove of emails from Mexico’s Defense Department is among electronic communications taken by hackers from military and police security institutions in several Latin American countries
September 30
FILE - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, Defense Secretary Luis Crescencio Sandoval, left, and Navy Secretary Vidal Francisco Soberon walk through the Zocalo during the Independence Day military parade in Mexico City, Sept. 16, 2022. A massive trove of emails from Mexico’s Defense Department is among electronic communications taken by a group of hackers from military and police agencies across several Latin American countries, Obrador confirmed Friday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
September 30

Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout

The widespread power outage in Cuba caused by Hurricane Ian prompted several hundred people to protest in Havana
September 30
People protest asking for the restoration of the electrical service that collapsed last Tuesday due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian in Bacuranao, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 30

Japan PM condemns Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in telephone call with Ukraine's president, has condemned Russia’s new annexation of parts of Ukraine as illegal and a violation of the country’s sovereignty
September 30
FILE - Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida speaks at the NYSE, Sept. 22, 2022, in New York. Kishida, in telephone call, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, condemned Russia’s new annexation of parts of Ukraine as illegal and a violation of the country's sovereignty. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
September 30

US judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

A United States federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers that argued their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico
September 30
September 30

Tropical Storm Orlene strengthening in Pacific off Mexico

Tropical Storm Orlene has strengthened in the eastern Pacific and forecasters expect it to become a hurricane while heading for a projected landfall on Mexico’s northwestern coast Monday
September 30
September 30

Army officers appear on Burkina Faso TV, declare new coup

More than a dozen soldiers have appeared on Burkina Faso's state broadcaster to declare they have overthrown the country's coup leader
September 30
Young men chant slogans against the power of Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, against France and pro-Russia, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday Sept. 30, 2022. Residents say gunfire rang out early in the morning and the state broadcaster has gone off the air, fueling fears that another coup is underway. The developments Friday come just after coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, returned from a trip to the U.N. General Assembly. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
September 30

Japanese defense ministry says North Korea fired suspected ballistic missiles

Japanese defense ministry says North Korea fired suspected ballistic missiles
September 30
September 30

Swedes don't know if pipeline ruptures damaged power cable

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russia-built gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany
September 30
FILE - A large disturbance in the sea can be observed off the coast of the Danish island of Bornholm Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 following a series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany have triggered concerns about possible sabotage. The suspected sabotage this week of two gas pipelines that tied Russia and Europe together is driving home how vital yet weakly protected undersea infrastructure is vulnerable to attack, with potentially catastrophic repercussions for the global economy. (Danish Defence Command via AP, File)
September 30

Hurricane Ian maps: The latest projections and possible paths

Ian has downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.
September 30
Hurricane Ian over the South Carolina coast, Sept. 30, 2022.
September 30

Analysis: Russia's war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment

There are moments in history that appear as critical to the world as they are terrifying
September 30
FILE - Russian military vehicles move on a highway in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces near Mariupol, Ukraine, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov, File)
September 30

Soldiers seize control of state broadcaster in Burkina Faso, announce coup leader-turned-president has been overthrown

Soldiers seize control of state broadcaster in Burkina Faso, announce coup leader-turned-president has been overthrown
September 30