News ID: 104917
Publish Date : 20 July 2022 - 21:57
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Wednesday gave the green light to a new nuclear power station that’s expected to generate enough low-carbon electricity to power 6 million homes. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said development consent was granted for the building of the plant, called Sizewell C, on eastern England’s Suffolk coast. French energy company EDF, which will partly fund the project, has said the plant will generate electricity for at least 60 years and will employ 900 people. The plant will reportedly cost 20 billion pounds ($24 billion).
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man drove his vehicle into a family as they walked near Glacier National Park then got out and began shooting at them with a shotgun, killing one man and mortally wounding a toddler before one of the victims managed to kill the assailant after he ran out of ammunition, authorities said Tuesday. Killed in the attack on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana were David Siau, 39, of Syracuse, New York, and Siau’s 18-month-old daughter, McKenzie. The assailant, Derick Amos Madden, 37, had been in a prior relationship with the woman who killed him and had mental health issues, according to the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office.
LONDON (AP)— Britain’s Conservative Party has chosen Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss as the two finalists in an election to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The pair came first and second in a vote of Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday. Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt came third and was eliminated. The race pits Sunak, a former Treasury chief who steered Britain’s economy through the pandemic, against Truss, who has led the U.K.’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as foreign secretary.
LONDON (The Independent) - Almost half of 16-25-year-olds in UK have gone to bed hungry in the last year, according to research laying bare the “devastating” impact of food insecurity on young people. A lack of food is having a long-term impact on young people’s health and future prospects as they bear the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis, the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint warned. The charity commissioned Opinium to poll 2,000 16 to 25-year-olds over the UK between March and April. It found 49% of respondents had gone to bed hungry in the past 12 months, while 54% have struggled to buy food. Almost a quarter (23%) had been forced to miss work or education due to a lack of food. Some 31% said bills were the main reason for them skipping meals, followed closely by the cost of rent (30%), and feeding their children (29%).
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of Tunisia’s main opposition party was freed after being questioned by the country’s counterterrorism unit Tuesday on suspicion of money laundering and terrorism financing through an association charity. Rached Ghannouchi, 81, the leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party was allowed to return home after over nine hours of hearings. Critics feared that it would lead to his arrest and outside the hearing in the capital, Tunis, Ghannouchi’s supporters decried the proceedings as a sham orchestrated by authorities.


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