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Carrier bridge idea floated by lawmaker unlikely to take off
The US government has allocated funds to study the possibility of using old aircraft carriers to build a bridge across the Puget Sound in Washington state. Engineers have criticized the idea as impractical, while the US Navy is not amused.

14.04.2015 00:11

Greece to be effective partner with Russia’s Gazprom - Forbes
The Turkish Stream gas pipeline project makes Greece an important and useful partner for Russia’s Gazprom, despite the country‘s financial problems, Forbes magazine has said.

13.04.2015 07:26

Vietnam and Eurasian Economic Union free trade zone deal in ‘home straight’ – Russian PM
All the key issues over a Vietnamese free trade zone with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) have been agreed. The deal should be sealed by July, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.

06.04.2015 07:35

Bad bridges: Federal data shows US infrastructure crumbling
More than 61,000 bridges throughout the United States are “structurally deficient” and in need of serious repair, a national association of builders has warned, citing government statistics.

01.04.2015 20:52

Gazprom pays $1bn for EU partner shares in South Stream
Russia’s Gazprom has paid $1billion to the consortium of Germany’s Wintershall, Italy’s ENI, and France’s EDF for their stakes in South Stream Transport.

31.03.2015 13:49

Russia to build Jordan’s first $10bn nuclear power plant
Russia has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant. Jordan currently lacks local energy sources and struggles to meet its growing electricity demand.

25.03.2015 08:52

Caught on camera: Janet Napolitano calls anti-tuition-hike student protest ‘crap’
The first rule of broadcasting and politics is that the mic is always hot. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano forgot that rule during a University of California regents meeting, calling a student protest against tuition hikes "crap."

19.03.2015 21:21

Egypt unveils blueprints for new $45bn capital city
Egypt has published official plans for a brand new capital city, located next to Cairo, which it says will be constructed with investment from Gulf states. The new city, which will house five million people, is expected to be built in under seven years.

14.03.2015 16:03

Turning the tide? World’s first lagoon power stations reach British shores
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first batch of tidal lagoon power plants have surfaced in Britain. The power stations could yield 8 percent of the UK’s electricity requirements, experts suggest.

02.03.2015 15:44

Settlement rush: Record Israel construction tenders in occupied territories
Israel was accelerating construction of the new settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories throughout 2014, setting a 10-year record for the number of construction tenders issued. The overall increase in construction starts reached 40 percent.

24.02.2015 05:55

​‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested
Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

18.02.2015 12:50

​Russia to construct $530mn coal port in Far East
In the spring Russia will start constructing the Severniy [Northern – Ed.] port in the Far Eastern Primorye region. Local authorities say it will be able to handle 20 million tons of coal a year aimed at increasing supplies to the Asia-Pacific region.

04.02.2015 07:33