Thu, 28 Sep 2023

Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 28

28 Sep 2022, 11:18 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- A football player was killed and three others were injured after gunmen ambushed them outside a high school in Philadelphia, the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. local time outside Roxborough High School, reportedly after a football scrimmage ended. (US-Philadelphia-Shooting)

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UNITED NATIONS -- A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called for efforts to open the door for a political settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.

The recent developments in Ukraine show that peace must be pursued and upheld by all. Bloc confrontation, political isolation, sanctions, and pressurization will only lead to a dead end, said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations. (UN-Ukraine-China)

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COPENHAGEN -- The government of Denmark considers the Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks "deliberate actions," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said here on Tuesday.

"It is the clear assessment by authorities that these are deliberate actions. It was not an accident," Frederiksen told journalists. (Denmark-Nordstream)

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ATHENS -- Greece proposes the establishment of an 80-billion-euro (76.7 billion U.S. dollars) fund by European Union (EU) to collectively deal with the impact of the spike in natural gas prices amid the energy crisis, the Greek Environment and Energy Ministry said here on Tuesday.

Ahead of the emergency Council meeting of the energy ministers of the EU member states scheduled for this Friday in Brussels, Greece's Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas has sent a letter to Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, and the EU's Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson outlining the proposal, according to a press statement. (Greece-Energy)

WARSAW -- The Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline was officially inaugurated on Tuesday by Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as well as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who symbolically opened a valve at the Goleniow gas compressor station in northwestern Poland.

Duda said the Baltic Pipe project had been Poland's dream for decades and that the investment would diversify the country's gas supplies, strengthen its sovereignty and end its dependence on Russian gas. (Poland-Baltic Pipe)

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