German companies doing business with Russia are suffering from the weak ruble, as one in three companies will have to fire employees or cancel its projects, the managing director of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce warned.
Several dozen historical Italian castles are up for sale, their owners unable to pay maintenance costs and high taxes. But Russian buyers are stepping in, searching for properties in "strategic locations."
After almost becoming extinct at the beginning of the 20th century, large carnivores are on their way back in Europe with bears being the most numerous and present in almost two dozen of European countries, a new study has shown.
Russia’s economic crash, driven by the plunging price of oil and tough Western sanctions, is prompting well-off Russian investors to abandon London’s property market. Money from super-wealthy Russian oligarchs, however, continues to flow into Britain.
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms incapable of developing into a human being can be patented. The ruling has been heralded by proponents as "a big step in the right direction" for stem cell research in the European Union.
Obese people can be considered disabled if extra weight hinders their "full and effective participation in professional life," the EU Court of Justice has ruled. The decision could have dramatic consequences for employees across the continent.
A global crisis has never ended, most of the Western states have enormous debts which they are not able to pay off, and the current collapse of the Russian currency is just its continuation, Mitch Feierstein, of Glacier Environmental Fund, told RT.
As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right to live in healthy and clean environment worldwide.