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Books of The Times: Revelations and Reckonings in a Sex Scandal From Long Before #MeToo


In “Bringing Down the Colonel,” Patricia Miller unearths the 19th-century case of Madeline Pollard, who sued a five-term House representative for breach of promise to marry.

OPEC and Allies, Defying Trump, Agree to Cut Oil Output to Prop Up Prices


The organization and nonmember oil-producing countries, chiefly Russia, reached a deal to reduce worldwide oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day — more than had been expected.

Jon Meacham, Bush’s Biographer, Will Also Deliver a Eulogy


Mr. Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and former President George Bush forged a deeply personal connection that was unusual for most historians and their subjects.

EU electricity rules on cusp of unlocking power of renewables

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon, Sam Morgan

Work on revamping the EU’s electricity market could wrap up on Wednesday (5 December), when negotiators are set to finalise new rules that will help activate energy laws that have already been brokered.

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

By Georgi Gotev

A Turkish court on Tuesday (4 December) rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş against his conviction for “terrorist propaganda”, his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Demirtaş,...

The Race to Dam the Himalayas


Hundreds of big projects are planned for the rivers that plunge from the roof of the world.

Jon Meacham: George H.W. Bush and the Price of Politics


For every compromise he made to political expedience on the campaign trail, in office he ultimately did the right thing.

Trump’s β€˜Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change


Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.

EU’s CaΓ±ete warns gas pipelines risk becoming β€˜stranded assets’

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU Commissioner for climate action and energy, had an unpleasant message for the gas industry when he presented the European Commission’s 2050 vision for a “climate neutral” economy earlier this week.

Trump’s β€˜Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change


Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.

Belgian nuclear plant may breach EU law, says top judge

By Sam Morgan

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate-general has cast doubt on Belgium’s decision to extend the life of one of its ageing nuclear power plants, suggesting environmental impact assessments may not have been carried out properly.

Ahead of Peace Talks for Yemen, Senate Weighs Rebuke to Saudis


Jamal Khashoggi’s killing may now serve as the catalyst for approval of a war powers resolution, which the Senate rejected as recently as in March.

Rohde & Schwarz acquires Pixel Power

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German technology provider Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd., a UK-based company specialising in television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout.

With the takeover of which financial details have not been disclosed Rohde & Schwarz is executing its plan to expand further in broadcast playout. The subsidiary will be renamed ‘Pixel Power Ltd. – A Rohde & Schwarz Company’.

Pixel Power offers graphics, master control and integrated playout systems for broadcasters and playout facilities. These systems enable content to be delivered for linear TV, mobile, online and OTT/VOD.

Pixel Power has developed its own portfolio of software-based IP solutions that are virtualizable for the private or public cloud, whilst offering new OPEX business models as part of the broadcast technology transformation.

The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and has been developing and deploying broadcast solutions for 31 years. Pixel Power’s CEO James Gilbert and CTO Nick Wright will remain with the company in their current positions.

Obama Alumni Return to Washington, This Time as House Freshmen


Nearly a dozen incoming House freshmen served in previous presidential administrations. Seven from the Obama administration are determined to restore Mr. Obama’s legacy.

Greece’s energy future on the line

By Nikos Mantzaris

Lignite has been the driving force of the Greek economy for the last six decades and the government intends to keep it that way, even though this most polluting of fuels is now becoming uncompetitive, writes Nikos Mantzaris.

Spain to nix nuclear and coal power by 2030

By Sam Morgan

Spain will close the last of its nuclear reactors and coal power plants before 2030, according to State Secretary for Energy José Dominguez, who made the announcement shortly after Madrid pledged to work towards a completely renewable electricity system.

A $343.9 Million Powerball Prize After 25 Years of Using the Same Numbers


A self-described humble man wearing dad jeans and dark sunglasses said he would “give back to Manhattan” and buy his mother a house. And keep playing.