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Urgently finding energy supplies

In a short message to the German people, Chancellor Olaf Scholz affirmed that Germany will overcome the energy crisis. The German government has made urgent plans and actions to find an alternative source of Russian gas while launching support packages for the people.
A US flag was hung at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., USA, on September 11, 2022, during a memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Photo: Reuters)

Persistent anxiety for the US

Twenty-one years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US, and the world is still witnessing global security threats. With counterterrorism operations increasing in both scope and scale, the US and its allies are working to prevent the dangerous rise of terrorism. However, the fear of terrorism is still constant and persistent.
The gas pipeline of the Nord Stream 2 project in Lubmin (Germany). (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Challenge for EU’s climate goals

The increasingly serious energy crisis in the European Union (EU) has not only caused consequences for economic and social stability in member countries but also threatens to cast a shadow over the prospects for realising the bloc's climate goals.
Oil prices were mixed a day after the world's major oil producers announced moderate production cuts. (Photo: Reuters)

Oil prices turn to volatility again

Oil prices were mixed a day after the world's major oil producers announced moderate production cuts. Oil-exporting countries declared their readiness to protect oil prices, while importers tried to restrain and impose a ceiling on the price of black gold.
US’s biggest climate commitment

US’s biggest climate commitment

The US government will soon spend more than 500 billion USD on clean energy and climate technology, under three recently enacted laws. With climate change at the centre of foreign policy and national security, US President Joe Biden signed into law a large spending bill for climate change and health care.

Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany. (Photo: Reuters/VNA)

Germany seeks solutions to cope with rising commodity and energy prices

Rising inflation, together with the expected increase in gas and electricity bills, will have a major impact on the socio-economic life of Germany. German leaders are trying to find solutions to cope with rising commodity and energy prices, considering this as one of the current top priorities to prevent these factors from hindering growth and to lay a foundation for economic growth.

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World tourism gradually revives

Passenger traffic at Thai airports is nearing pre-pandemic levels. The port of Dover, Britain’s main gateway to Europe, is congested during the peak tourist season. The abundance of international visitors is also bringing record foreign currency revenue to Mexico. The tourism industry has gradually revived throughout the world, contributing to creating strong momentum for economic recovery.

A solar power plant in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Solar power reigns

In the context that the world is suffering a "headache" due to the energy crisis and commitments to combat climate change, solar power is being prioritised by many countries for investment and development at a cost that is no longer too high. This clean energy source will be the future of global energy.

People cool off as the temperature rises in Seville, Spain on June 13, 2022. (Source: AFP/VNA)

Europe under pressure from rising energy prices

Continuous heat waves and dry weather have severely affected the production of nuclear energy, hydroelectricity and wind power throughout Europe. In addition to the disturbance of life due to drought, people are also “dizzy” under the pressure of rising energy prices.

 Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai, China (Photo: Reuters)

The goal of “greening” from economies

Promoting sustainable development goals is a global trend and no economy in the world wants to be left out. A series of ambitious strategies have been actively carried out by countries, marking substantial progress in the development process towards green transformation.

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EU activates emergency gas plan

According to the official announcement of the European Union (EU), the EU's plan on cutting gas consumption across the bloc by 15% in response to the energy crisis took effect on August 9. This is a necessary action of the EU in the context that countries in the bloc are under pressure to save fuel for the coming winter.

A demonstrator holds a placard while taking part in the 'March for Our Lives', one of a series of nationwide protests against gun violence, in Washington, D.C., the US. (Photo: Reuters)

Efforts to tackle gun violence

At least two mass shootings occurred in the US within three days. As one of the most serious and difficult-to-solve problems in the US, gun violence has been considered a “pandemic” spreading unending pain and obsession to the people.

Monkeypox can create lesions on the skin. (Photo: Getty Images/VNA)

The world is in danger of pandemics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for global efforts to prevent monkeypox from becoming a pandemic like COVID-19. The worrying developments of monkeypox and the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic are signalling challenges that cannot be taken lightly, requiring raised awareness and prompt response from the international community.

People shop at a supermarket in London, Britain December 24, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS)

UK faces difficulties in dealing with “inflation storm”

The Bank of England (BoE) has just said it will raise interest rates by 50 basis points in the next few days after increasing interest rates by 0.25 percentage points in mid-June. This move showed that the UK is ready to "quench" high inflation, however, the BoE will find it difficult to prevent the damage caused by inflation in the long run.

Harvesting a wheat in a field in Izmail, Odessa region (Ukraine). (Photo: THX/VNA)

Unleashing the flow of Ukrainian grain

Ukraine announced the resumption of grain exports at the Black Sea ports of Odessa, Chernomorsk and Pivdennyi under a new agreement reached with Russia. The image of ships loaded with wheat, corn, etc. ready to set out to sea brings hope for a cool down in the food crisis that has recently been heating up.

France is on red alert for a record heat wave since 2003. (Photo: MINH DUY)

The US and Europe reeling in the heat

Both Europe and the US have experienced a peak heat wave, with high temperatures, leading to wildfires in many places. The record hot weather during summer once again reminds the world of urgent and drastic action needed against climate change.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey on July 22, 2022. (Source: Reuters)

Way to ease global food crisis

Under the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey, Russia and Ukraine have signed a deal to resume the export of grain from Ukraine through the Black Sea. The agreement is expected to contribute to alleviating the global food crisis.

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