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Regional development

Putin urges to fill Russian market with domestic food quickly
Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the new Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachyov with strengthening the sector and solving import substitution goal quickly. Western food imports have been banned following the US and EU anti-Russia sanctions.

22.04.2015 10:28

China to invest $46bn in economic corridor with Pakistan - media
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Pakistan on Monday on his first visit to the country in nearly a decade. He is reportedly going to announce a $46 billion investment in energy and infrastructure.

20.04.2015 07:24

Putin: Russia must use sanctions to achieve new development horizons
Russia’s economy sustained a blow from Western sanctions and remained strong; it should use them to achieve "new development frontiers,” according to President Vladimir Putin.

16.04.2015 15:50

Europe-Asia link megaproject will reshape world economic map, experts tell RT
A new link between Asia and Europe through Russia will create millions of new jobs and slash travel time between the two by three-quarters. It’s expected to change the world economic map and bring Russia-Asia economic ties to a new level.

15.04.2015 09:37

Former White House aide investigated for defrauding foreign investors, promising Green Cards
A former military aide to three different presidential administrations is under federal investigation for allegedly defrauding foreign investors out of nearly $16 million while promising to expedite their acquisition of US Green Cards.

14.04.2015 02:59

Politics, ‘hypocrisy’ cost US global economic leadership: ex-Treasury chief
The US may no longer be in control of the global economy, warned former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, urging Washington to regain dominance by honoring commitments and stopping its own hypocrisy.

06.04.2015 18:26

Russian military begin extensive water pipeline project in Crimea (VIDEO)
Ukraine’s attempts to cut off water supplies to Crimea caused significant droughts last summer, but now Russia is rushing to compensate for the deficit. The first lines of newly installed water pipes are already feeding the peninsula from artesian wells.

04.04.2015 03:23

Fighting austerity: N Ireland braces for strike against budget cuts, largest in years
A public sector strike in Northern Ireland against impending budget cuts and redundancies will be one of the largest in years, trade unions claim.

11.03.2015 14:55

​‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested
Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

18.02.2015 12:50

Catalonia to open up to 50 ‘embassies’ around the world in ‘a few years’
The Catalonian government has announced its desire to open 50 delegations abroad to represent the political, commercial and cultural interests of the region, which has been demanding independence from Spain.

03.02.2015 14:00

London mayor gives go-ahead for ‘cycle superhighways’
London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved the construction of two ambitious cycle routes spanning the capital. The lanes will become Europe's longest substantially-segregated urban cycle ways.

29.01.2015 12:04

UK government accused of sponsoring human rights abuses in Ethiopia
A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.

21.01.2015 09:20