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Moscow to Beijing in 2 days: China to build $242bn high-speed railway
China is going to build a $242 billion (1.5 trillion yuan) high-speed rail link between Beijing and Moscow. The line will cut the journey time from five to 'two days', say Chinese authorities.

22.01.2015 12:36

Micro-houses for micro-wages: How much room does London have for low-earning workers?
Struggling young workers, priced out of the UK's inflated property market and devoid of resources to rent increasingly expensive shared accommodation, may still have the chance to live in London. Enter the rise of hostel accommodation and microhouses.

29.12.2014 17:13

​'10.0 quake-resistant!': Demolishers desperate, high-riser intact after 2 blasts (VIDEO)
After two attempts to blow up a building in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, authorities were forced to leave the illegal structure teetering at a 20-degree angle for hours. A total of 400 kilos of explosives was used with the third, successful attempt.

27.12.2014 11:21

‘Nicaragua Canal - potential threat to the US and Western powers’
The Nicaragua Canal can become an alternative route through Central America for China and Russia, as well as an alternative route for potential military use right in America’s backyard, international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi told RT.

26.12.2014 08:53

Israel approves over 380 new settlements in occupied Jerusalem
Jerusalem City Council has approved the construction of almost 400 new settlements in two districts of the city and its southern part, including annexed areas situated beyond the Green Line.

24.12.2014 17:58

Nicaragua starts work on $50bn canal between two oceans
The Nicaraguan alternative to the Panama Canal will be a waterway connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and is to be the most ambitious construction project in Latin America.

23.12.2014 07:53

​UK oil industry ‘close to collapse’ as price plunges below $60 per barrel
Britain’s oil industry is in a “crisis” and may be “close to collapse,” a senior oil industry expert has said, as the UK’s biggest oil and gas companies continue to cut staff and investment and the price of crude slumps.

18.12.2014 12:03

Canada pressures US to pass Keystone XL as falling oil prices threaten project
The Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense to build, thanks to falling global oil prices. However, Canada's natural resources minister is in Washington to push hard for the project’s construction.

15.12.2014 21:13

Financial steal: Abu Dhabi investors snap up Scotland Yard
Investors from Abu Dhabi have secured a deal to purchase the iconic Scotland Yard building in St James’s Park. The building, which has housed the Metropolitan Police Service since 1964, sold for a reported £370 million.

10.12.2014 14:03

See no evil, hear no evil? UK building firm linked to Qatari human rights violations
One of Britain’s largest construction firms has been linked to severely sub-standard working conditions for migrants in Qatar. Over 1,000 foreign workers perished in the Gulf state between 2012 and 2013, a government report shows.

09.12.2014 14:00

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations – UN
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.

18.11.2014 14:03

​Giant Russian hydroelectric plant relaunched at full capacity after 2009 catastrophe
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.

12.11.2014 07:10