Indian villagers cling to coal in the absence of other jobs

Communities in coal-producing areas still believe their future hinges on the carbon-heavy fuel, despite the losses they blame on mining

Russian activists blast Google and Apple for removing voting app

Russian authorities have accused the companies of meddling in the elections by offering the opposition apps

More Brits opt for online and mobile phone shopping

Survey shows about 70% of Britons say buying online and on mobile phones are their preferred shopping methods since the pandemic

Greek mussel farmers count cost as heatwave destroys harvest

Official warns the Thermaic Gulf is in danger of having no mussel farmers in coming years

US workers benefit as starting wages rise on tight labour market

Data shows many service-sector industries have crossed above a $15 starting wage amid the recovery from the Covid recession

Covert Covid outbreak in Alpine party town is under scrutiny

Group spearheading the legal action alleges the government’s failings made the resort an early ‘superspreader’ of the virus

EU airport slot rules upset Asian regulators

Asian carriers oppose EU plans to force airlines to start using take-off and landing slots frozen during the pandemic

Fed chief Jerome Powell orders ethics review after share trading revelations

Fed presidents Robert Kaplan and Eric Rosengren to dump stocks by September 30 after reports on their trading

Indonesia court rules president negligent over air pollution

Ruling obliges President Joko Widodo to establish national air quality standards to protect human health

WATCH: Zimbabwe finance minister Mthuli Ncube courts investors

The government plans to raise $200m in a debut domestic dollar bond sale

Lured by job promises to be enslaved in Cambodia

SA tourist among people trapped by Covid-19 and then held captive by Chinese gangs to run online scams

Pandemic’s existential reckoning drives Americans back to golf estates

Since March 2020, 64% of those seeking club membership and a home chose property inside a golf community

How mental health is fast becoming a casualty of climate change

Therapists are encouraging people to find an environmental identity to ease their sense of powerlessness

UK green bonds fail to meet Dutch ethical investor’s standards

Triodos Investment Management is concerned about the proceeds of the debt being used for carbon capture and blue hydrogen

Zimbabwe bars unvaccinated public servants from work

Largest labour union federation threatens court action against employers

UK faces winter blackouts after fire knocks out cable

Damaged cable cuts power supply from France by half, leaving Britain with almost no spare capacity

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