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Egypt needs to import $1.18 billion in fuel to end power cuts

Egypt needs to import $1.18 billion in fuel to end power cuts

EGYPT needs to import around $1.18 billion worth of mazut fuel oil and natural gas to end persistent power cuts exacerbated by consecutive heat waves, its Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said in a televised address. It hopes the shipments will arrive in full around the third week of July, by which point the government aims to stop cutting power during the remaining summer months, he added. It has already started contracting for 300,000 tonnes of mazut worth $180 million to boost its strategic reserves which are expected to arrive early next week. Egypt's government on Monday extended daily power cuts to three…
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Denmark’s Prime Minister Frederiksen assaulted in central Copenhagen, man arrested

Denmark’s Prime Minister Frederiksen assaulted in central Copenhagen, man arrested

DENMARK'S Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen walked away following an assault by a man in central Copenhagen and had no outward signs of harm, a resident told Reuters. "Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was beaten on Friday evening at Kultorvet (square, red.) in Copenhagen by a man who was subsequently arrested. The Prime Minister is shocked by the incident," her office said without giving further detail. Police said on social media platform X they had arrested a man and investigated the incident but declined to give further details. "She seemed a little stressed," Soren Kjergaard, who works as a barista on the…
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Martial confirms departure from Man Utd

Martial confirms departure from Man Utd

MANCHESTER United forward Anthony Martial will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June, the Frenchman said on Monday. The 28-year-old arrived at Old Trafford from AS Monaco in 2015 and has since scored 90 goals in 317 games for the Red Devils. The departure was expected, as he had struggled with injuries in recent seasons and had not been in the squad for months. He was not in the team for the 2-1 FA Cup final victory against Manchester City on Saturday. "It's with great emotion that I write to you today to say goodbye.…
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Al Ahly and Esperance play out goalless draw in first leg of African Champions League final

Al Ahly and Esperance play out goalless draw in first leg of African Champions League final

HOLDERS Al Ahly of Egypt held out for a goalless draw in the first leg of the African Champions League final at Esperance of Tunisia, putting them in an advantageous position for next week’s return in Cairo. Al Ahly is looking to extend their dominance of club football on the continent with a fourth Champions League success in the last five seasons, and a record-extending 12th overall. They had a defensive approach to the away match at the Rades stadium and restricted their hosts to a single early chance that Esperance’s Brazilian import Rodrigo Rodrigues headed wide of goal. It…
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Rebuilding bombed Gaza homes may take 80 years, UN says

Rebuilding bombed Gaza homes may take 80 years, UN says

REBUILDING homes in the Gaza Strip could drag into the next century if the pace follows the trend of previous conflicts, according to a U.N. report released. Nearly seven months of Israeli bombardment have caused billions of dollars in damage, leaving many of the crowded strip's high-rise concrete buildings reduced to heaps, with a U.N. official referring to a "moonscape" of destruction. Palestinian data shows that around 80,000 homes have been destroyed in a conflict triggered by Hamas fighters' deadly attacks on southern Israel on Oct. 7. Israeli strikes have killed tens of thousands of Palestinians. The assessment, released by the U.N. Development…
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Premier League talking points

Premier League talking points

TALKING points from the weekend in the Premier League: LIVELY LIVERPOOL SET UP FOR KLOPP SEND-OFF Liverpool's players showed against Brighton & Hove Albion they are ready and willing to do everything in their power to give coach Juergen Klopp a successful send-off as he enters his final months as manager. Sunday's comeback win featured everything that Klopp holds dear -- suffocating pressure high up the field, quick decisions and little skill from his attacking players turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win for the home side. The win put Liverpool back on top of the table and the…
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