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Infrastructure

Outrage as Heathrow Airport expansion wins official backing
Climate activists and politicians have reacted with outrage to a report championing London Heathrow Airport as the ideal site for a new runway. Critics say expanding Britain’s biggest airport will result in greater noise and air pollution.

01.07.2015 07:55

China to build giant dairy farm to supply Russia
China has started to build a joint Chinese-Russian livestock agricultural complex. A hundred thousand cows are planned to be bred in a project costing one billion Yuan.

29.06.2015 14:32

Roll on, 18-wheeler: US gov't proposes new fuel, emissions standards for big rigs
Obama administration officials proposed tougher fuel efficiency and emissions limits for trucks and buses, responsible for almost a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions on US roads. Compliance costs will be offset by better fuel economy, officials said.

19.06.2015 19:05

​Corbyn’s left-wing leadership bid a ‘disaster’ for Labour, say rattled MPs
Labour MPs are lamenting the inclusion of anti-war, anti-austerity MP Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s leadership contest, branding it a “disaster.”

19.06.2015 09:43

Moscow wants ruble settlements with Beijing on Russian high-speed railway – RZD official
Payments with Chinese partners involved in the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway would be better in Russian rubles, according to the Vice President of Russian Railways (RZD) Aleksandr Misharin. The cost of the railway link is estimated at $21.4 billion.

18.06.2015 11:00

2015 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
The 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is underway. Despite sanctions, more than 7,000 guests and 1,000 international companies are represented, among them the heads of BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total. RT will keep you updated.

17.06.2015 14:08

Hong Kong-sized plot of Russian land leased to Chinese agrofirm
Chinese corporation Zoje Resources Investment has leased a large plot of land in Russia’s Transbaikal region for agricultural exploitation. The Chinese corporation is expected to invest estimated $450 million into the project over the next 49 years.

16.06.2015 05:19

'Unexplored territory': Robots to build 3D-printed bridge across Amsterdam canal
There are more than 1,200 bridges cross the canals of Amsterdam, but one may soon stand out more – because it will be 3D-printed and built by robots. The machines will create the bridge mid-air, constructing their own supports along the way.

15.06.2015 11:18

Putin & Erdogan discuss energy projects in Azerbaijan closed-door talks
The leaders of Russia and Turkey have held talks behind closed doors in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They attended the opening ceremony of the first European Games, before discussing energy projects and the Ukrainian conflict.

13.06.2015 10:13

Lawmakers seek to cut federal gas tax, give states control over transportation spending
Even as gas prices have fallen of late, two Republican lawmakers want to make gas even cheaper. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida introduced a bill that would gradually eliminate the gas tax that funds federal transportation projects.

11.06.2015 22:22

​Hungary becomes 1st EU country to join China’s Silk Road project
Hungary has become the first European country to join the Chinese 'Silk Road’ project aimed to strengthen ties between Asia and Europe and develop trade and infrastructure in the region.

07.06.2015 12:37

Teacher suspended for using cell phone jammer in class
A Florida high school teacher has been suspended for doing something most educators only dream of trying: Using a cell phone jammer in his science classroom. While the device was meant to get students to focus, it instead caused a disruption of its own.

03.06.2015 22:32