Lights off, ovens off: Europe is preparing for a winter energy crisis

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – As Europe approaches winter in times of energy crisisin offices it gets cooler. Statues and historic buildings darken. Bakers who can’t afford to heat ovens talk about abandonment, while fruit and vegetable growers face greenhouses idle. In poorer Eastern Europe, people source their firewood, while in richer Germany, waiting for an … Read more

Italians vote in elections that could bring the extreme right to power

ROME (AP) – Italians voted on Sunday in an election that could sharply shift the country’s politics to the right at a critical time for Europe, when the war in Ukraine was fueling sky-high energy bills and testing the West’s determination to unite against Russian aggression. The polls opened at 7am (0500GMT). The counting of … Read more