What are the best bars in the world? New York, London, Singapore

Connaught Bar in London is the best pub in the world – again. That’s according to “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, an annual ranking by William Reed Business Media, a UK-based company that also publishes a list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. After a poor online party in 2020, this year’s results were announced … Read more

Germany’s new leadership could up NATO spend and see US missiles stay

Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launch system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow Training Center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s new coalition government has yet to take full power, but experts are studying its new pledges … Read more

IEA chief criticizes artificial tightness in energy markets

Oil pumping cranes are photographed at the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Reuters The head of the world’s leading energy authority said some countries had failed to take a beneficial stance to calm high oil and gas prices, criticizing the “artificial tightening” of energy markets. “[A] The factor that I … Read more

The fight to dismantle the little-known Energy Charter Treaty

Electricity transmission towers beside a gas-fired power plant, operated by Uniper SE, in Irsching, Germany, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Michaela Handrick Riehl | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON – The Energy Charter Treaty is not widely known, yet it is feared that the impact of this international agreement will be enough on its own … Read more

U.S., other nations will tap strategic petroleum reserves as gas prices hover around 7-year high

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the administration will tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of a global effort by energy-consuming nations to cool rapidly rising fuel prices in 2021. The coordinated release between the United States, India, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom is the first of its kind. … Read more

Most popular U.S. tourist destinations for European travelers

When the US announced plans to lift its 18-month travel ban in September, Europeans – especially the British – wasted no time in making plans. In the 24 hours following the September 20 announcement, flights from London to New York City were searched 1.4 million times, according to global travel technology company Travelport, making it … Read more

COP26 negotiators scramble to turn promises into action on the final day of climate talks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference on the 11th day of the COP26 Climate Change Conference at the SEC on November 10, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Jeff J. Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images GLASCOW, Scotland – On the final scheduled day of COP26 climate talks, negotiators from nearly … Read more

After threats to rip up the Brexit deal, UK and EU hold crunch talks

The European Union (EU) flies alongside the British Union flag, also known as the Union Jack in London. Jason Eldin | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images LONDON – The United Kingdom and the European Union are set to enter new negotiations on Friday in an effort to avert a looming trade war. The UK … Read more

Meet the youth activists fighting for climate action at COP26

Police and demonstrators protest against Extinction Rebellion, during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. Photo date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Jane Barlow – Pictures PA | PA photos | Getty Images Glasgow, Scotland – Young activists on the front lines of the climate crisis attended the COP26 summit to push for an end to inaction, urging … Read more

What you need to know as climate talks enter closing week

A child waves a salt flag as pollution leaks from a chimney on Glasgow Green as climate protesters gather for the International Day of Action for Climate Justice march on November 6, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images Glasgow, Scotland – The COP26 climate summit entered the second … Read more