Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.
Russia’s Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant, one of the world’s most powerful, has resumed operations at planned capacity after completion of repairs and will provide stable energy supplies across Siberia for at least the next 40 years.
China’s Solar Systems may become the largest investor in the Russian solar power industry. The company plans to construct a plant for the production of solar panels in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic next year.
As smartphones have revolutionized personal communication, German industry is looking to smart factories to improve the country’s industrial output. Leading the charge is conglomerate Siemens, and a facility in the small town of Amberg.
While construction of a building might take years and be boring to watch, the demolitions are a spectacular sight. Building implosions have proven to be so popular, they often get turned into a show or go viral on the internet.
Manhattan’s One Percenters will now have one more type of real estate investment that the have-nots of the world could never hope to afford: $1 million parking spaces. The spots for sale cost more per square-foot than the luxury building’s apartments do.
The Australian government is pondering a new plan for disposal of waste from expanding the country’s port of Abbot Point, which would see the dredged mud and sand reused on land instead of being dumped by the Great Barrier Reef, as was initially planned.
Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters in Istanbul, where hundreds rallied to vent anger over the deaths of 10 construction employees. The workers were killed Saturday when their elevator crashed down from the 32nd floor.
Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing waterway, as part of a multi-billion dollar project to invest in port and shipping infrastructure. This will be a vital source of hard currency to the Arab country.
New York City is moving forward with a proposal that calls for a new high-rise apartment complex to feature separate doors for wealthy tenants and those living in the building’s affordable housing unit.