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Florida prisons chief asks for $30mn to reform ‘abuse culture’ after 346 inmate deaths
Florida’s new Department of Corrections head is asking the state for nearly $30 million to institute badly needed reforms as federal and state offices investigate Florida prisons, which began after multiple reports of torture and inmate deaths surfaced.

21.01.2015 19:41

Verdict due in Colombian farmers’ £18mn High Court lawsuit against BP
A British High Court will decide whether UK oil firm BP should pay £18 million to Colombian farmers, following allegations that a faulty pipeline caused environmental devastation in central Colombia and resulted in economic losses for regional farmers.

15.01.2015 15:29

​Poorest Britons see energy costs nearly double, but only 10% price hike for richest
Britons poorest citizens have seen their energy bills nearly double since 2010 when the Tory-led coalition took power, according to new figures from the House of Commons Library.

14.01.2015 14:49

Cuban reset is ‘gambit by Obama administration’
Obama and Castro are master chess players, but Fidel has never lost a game in his life: the US is betting the government will be overthrown while the Castros are sure they will consolidate their position, Daniel Bruno, Buenos Aires based expert told, RT.

19.12.2014 09:32

Qatar hires ‘$8 fake fans’ to fill empty stadiums
Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. Sometimes they even were asked to dress like Qataris in white robes and head-scarves.

17.12.2014 19:35

McDonald's in Japan forced to serve small fries as US ports dispute hits supplies
Japan is facing a McDonald’s French-fry shortage and can only afford to serve its customers small portions, because of a protracted union standoff at US West Coast ports. Rerouting shipments isn’t helping, Japan’s McDonald’s officials say.

16.12.2014 07:30

No passengers, no planes: ‘Ghost’ airports of Europe
Across crisis-stricken Europe ‘ghost’ airports have freshly painted tarmac, shiny new doors and all the nuts and bolts in place - but no passengers and no airplanes, giving them an eerie aura.

15.12.2014 12:24

EU will have to transport Russian gas from Turkey on its own – Gazprom chief
With the end of the South Stream project, Russia will have to adapt to a new market where it will not provide gas delivery to end users, Aleksey Miller, the head of Gazprom said in an interview confirming South Stream will not be resumed.

06.12.2014 11:39

Detroit restoring power following massive outage
Power is slowly returning to Detroit, Michigan, after a massive power outage on Tuesday morning left much of the Motor City in the dark.

02.12.2014 16:37

Boris Johnson craves his own drone for personal deliveries
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants a personal drone to deliver his online shopping. Delivery drones flying across the capital’s skies would offer a solution to congestion on London’s streets, he said.

28.11.2014 11:48

Grenoble bans street ads, to replace billboards with trees
The French city of Grenoble will become the first in Europe to remove all commercial advertising from its streets, with the city’s Green mayor promising to replace the signs and billboards with trees and community noticeboards.

24.11.2014 14:12

​Radioactive leak as fire strikes Scottish nuclear plant
A fire at a Scottish nuclear power plant has caused the release of radioactive particles “via an unauthorized route.” Site officials insist the leak poses no threat to the public.

21.11.2014 11:44