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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

​Dump ‘n’ ride: Poo-powered, eco-friendly bus hits UK streets
Britain’s first poo-powered bus has done the business - making its maiden journey through the west of England. The bus service, which will run between Bristol and Bath, is completely powered by treated sewage and food waste.

20.11.2014 13:51

'Bomber Beeching': Undo vandalism & get Britain back on track
When the 50th anniversary of Britain’s ‘Beeching Report’ passed recently, magazines TV and radio all marked the occasion with retrospectives on the man who took a hatchet to half the 4,000-odd stations and 6,000 miles of Britain’s railways.

14.11.2014 12:40

Russia-China APEC deals reflect ‘natural synergy’
Russia’s colossal economic shift toward Asia in energy, finance, and infrastructure deepened at this year’s APEC summit in Beijing with 17 major bi-lateral business deals with China. The strategic alliance could crowd out other global players.

11.11.2014 11:57