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Pope Francis and Argentina’s President Milei hit it off

Pope Francis and Argentina’s President Javier Milei—who last year called the pope an “imbecile” and “representative of evil” while on the campaign trail—had “a very good and very friendly” hour-long conversation in the private library of the Vatican’s apostolic palace on the morning of Feb. 12. It was their first in-depth conversation together, and augurs […]
Middle East

Turkey sets renewable energy goal of Turkey 7,500 MW goal for industrial renewables 2024

A beach in Turkey Turkey has declared a significant advancement in its renewable energy sector, allocating 7,500 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity for industrial use this year. Turkey is emphasising the role of renewables in reducing foreign oil and gas dependence and lowering the current account deficit, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar.
Asia

Orix in $2bn deal to take over Osaka’s largest shipowner

Japanese financial services company Orix Corporation has bought Osaka’s largest shipowner, Santoku Senpaku, in a deal valued at $2bn. The deal, expected to go through by the end of next month, will see 67 ships, predominantly bulk carriers plus some car carriers and container vessels, change hands. Santoku Senpaku was established in 1972 by Masashi […]
Australia

CBD regeneration: Don’t mention crime

By ERWIN CHLANDA Public safety was mentioned frequently during the public consultation about “regenerating” the Alice Springs town centre but the resulting report provides little of value. In the Town Council’s latest Mall initiative the final presentation, now up for public comment, does not contain the words CPTED, vandalism, anti-social nor crime. CPTED stands for […]