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Grim winter looms as wartime Ukraine braces for infrastructure attacks

Ukraine Kharkiv Saltivka apartment block

Kharkiv, Ukraine Reuters In an abandoned tower block damaged by Russian shelling in Ukraine’s second city, Olga Kobzar plans to tough out winter for as long as she can without electricity, water and central heating by lighting the gas stove in her kitchen for warmth.  The 70-year-old, who lives alone in a devastated district of […]

As heating bills spike, how can Europe protect its poor?

Gas cooker

Thomson Reuters Foundation Millions of Europeans face fuel poverty this winter as gas prices hit unprecedented highs, forcing governments to offer a raft of reforms, rules and sweeteners to cushion the blow. The spectre of soaring heating bills – after a pandemic that has already savaged incomes – has led some countries to come up […]