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March 8, 2018

Grid spat slows clocks in Europe

  • A political dispute between Serbia and Kosovo is sapping energy from the local grid, and causing a domino effect across the 25-nation network.
  • BERLIN (AP) — Millions of Europeans who arrived late to work or school Wednesday had a good excuse — an unprecedented lag in the continent's electricity grid that's slowing down some clocks.

    The problem is caused by a political dispute between Serbia and Kosovo that's sapping a small amount of energy from the local grid, causing a domino effect across the 25-nation network spanning the continent from Portugal to Poland and Greece to Germany.


     
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