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Chinese factories close as drought hurts hydropower

BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping...

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital's heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight...

Sri Lanka's crisis cripples once burgeoning middle class

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Miraj Madushanka never thought he'd need government rations to ensure his family could eat two meals a day, but Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, the worst in its history, has rec...

Turkish opposition chief protests high prices, has power cut

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, who has refused to pay his electricity bills in protest of high household energy prices, said authorities cut off the power supply t...

Sri Lanka's foreign debt default: Why the island nation went under

Sri Lanka, the island nation in the Indian Ocean with a population of nearly 22 million, has plunged into a deep economic crisis. With more than $50 billion (€46 billion) in external debt and a s...

Sri Lankans protest near president's residence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police fired tear gas and a water canon to disperse several hundred people protesting Thursday near the private residence of the country’s president, demanding his ...

Live updates: Ukraine leader says invasion will backfire

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president is telling Russian leaders that their country’s invasion of Ukraine will backfire, by landing t...

Video shows steam billowing from southern Taiwan generator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a power plant shut down in southern Taiwan due to an equipment malfunction Thursday (March 3), video has surfaced showing plumes of steam spewing out of its power ge...

Higher oil prices push Sri Lanka into deeper economic crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s already dire economic crisis has deepened as oil prices hover near $110 a barrel. Vehicles are stranded with empty tanks, power cuts are depriving students of stu...

Taiwan blackout caused by malfunction at Kaohsiung power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) says that the widespread power outages experienced across Taiwan on Thursday morning (March 3) appear to have been caused by an equipme...

Sri Lanka imposes power cuts as cash crisis deepens

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka are imposing rolling power cuts across the island nation as its deepening financial crisis leads to shortages of fuel and handicaps its power grid. ...

Kenya has widespread power cut after tower collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s only electricity distribution company says it's restoring power to parts of the country after a widespread blackout in East Africa’s economic hub after towers collapsed o...

Heavy snowfall wreaks havoc in Serbia and much of Balkans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Heavy snowfall covered Belgrade and much of the Balkans on Sunday, hampering traffic, canceling flights at the Serbian capital’s main airport and disrupting public transportati...

Coal crunch: Asia faces winter of discontent

As winter approaches, the skyrocketing price of oil, gas and coal has left governments across Asia scrambling to contain a huge energy crisis. Suppliers have been unable to keep up with surging electr...

China seeks to quell power crunch fears, as coal prices soar, winter nears

SHENYANG, China, Sept 29 (Reuters) - China on Wednesday demanded railway companies and local authorities raise their game in shipping vital coal supplies to utilities, as regions key to the world'...