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Slumping Russian ruble threatens German economy – top exec
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.

21.12.2014 11:18

​Buying bonanza: Russians hunt for Italian castles in 'strategic locations'
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."

20.12.2014 12:06

Thousands of wolves, bears and lynx striding Europe alongside humans
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.

19.12.2014 17:59

Russians abandon London real estate as recession looms over Moscow
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.

19.12.2014 09:20

Gazprom, BASF abandon multibillion dollar energy asset swap
Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom and Germany’s chemical giant BASF have scrapped a multibillion dollar asset swap deal amid the growing political tension between Russia and the West.

19.12.2014 10:04

US prisoner executions drop but are more painful, brutal
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.

19.12.2014 03:21

Anti-Moroccan chant lands anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders in court
Dutch authorities are going to prosecute far-right anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders over his controversial remarks made in March at his party rally which they said incite racial hatred.

18.12.2014 16:53

EU top court clears path for stem cell patenting
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.

18.12.2014 13:42

Obesity can be viewed as disability – EU court
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.

18.12.2014 12:09

‘Ruble drop- continuation of global credit crisis’
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.

18.12.2014 15:02

US media in propaganda war with global anti-fracking activism
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.

18.12.2014 14:02

What Putin is not telling us
Even facing what under any circumstances is a perfect storm; President Putin delivered an extremely measured performance at his annual press conference and Q&A marathon.

18.12.2014 14:38