Sanctions against Russia are counterproductive and stability should be restored to provide more investment to the country, repeated Total CEO Christophe de Margerie in his last speech in Moscow before he died in a plane crash.
When an aircraft taking off with a lot of fuel on board and maximum speed hits something metal on its way, sparks alongside heat and pressure are inevitable, and this is catastrophic for any plane, Head of Aviation at CQ University Ron Bishop told RT.
The death of Christophe de Margerie may have a temporary effect on the energy company’s share price, compared to those caused by Exxon Valdez oil spill and BP’s Gulf spill, John Griffing, Republican blogger in Texas, told RT.
Wind speeds of up to 100mph are battering parts of the UK, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches British shores. Gusts and heavy rain have uprooted trees and caused flight cancellations, rail delays and road gridlocks.
Russian prosecutors claim the driver of the snowplow which crashed with Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s jet was drunk. His lawyer, however, says he was completely sober, due to a heart condition preventing him from drinking.
A set of unfortunate circumstances may have caused the fatal airline accident that claimed the life of Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie, including technical problems and human error, Mark Weiss, a former American Airlines pilot, told RT.
A breathtaking video filmed by an Icelandic helicopter pilot has documented the continuous eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in northeast Iceland. Enormous fiery bubbles of lava and steam can be seen bursting from the ridges in the ground.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry rejected a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency that anti-Kiev militia shot down flight MH17 with a BUK missile captured from a Ukrainian base. The report also accused Kiev of falsifying intelligence.
More than 2,150 flights operated by leading German air carrier Lufthansa have been affected by a 35-hour strike that began on Monday, just hours after a weekend of devastating rail strikes across the country.
The German BND is not an independent intelligent service but more like a CIA branch, Manuel Ochsenreiter, Editor-in-Chief of Zuerst magazine, told RT. Its so-called evidence on the MH17 tragedy is questionable and contradicting, he added.
German BND’s “evidence” that E. Ukrainian rebels are behind the MH17 crash is an attempt to muddle the waters and to throw more propagandistic mud at the Russian door rather than to find the truth, foreign affairs expert Srdja Trifkovic told RT.