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Qatari royals to build £200mn London mega-mansion
The Qatari royal family is planning to convert three of London’s most prestigious addresses into a single mega-mansion valued at over £200 million.

09.12.2014 11:38

Teetotal Muslims ‘to blame’ for pub closures – Tory peer
A former brewery boss and Tory peer has blamed the closure of “many” British pubs on the rise of non-drinking Muslims communities. Lord Hodgson also said cut-price alcohol in supermarkets was a problem for the industry.

05.12.2014 11:55

New Scottish nationalist paper hits newsstands
A brand new daily paper claiming to “fly a vibrant flag for Scottish independence” has launched in Scotland. The National has been pioneered in the wake of September’s independence referendum which saw 45 percent vote in favor of separation.

24.11.2014 14:10

​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

Apple rumored to open Cambridge tech hub
Global tech giant Apple is rumored to be opening an office in Cambridge, England, in the coming weeks. Apple’s residency in the world-famous academic town would consolidate Cambridge’s position as the UK’s tech capital.

11.11.2014 14:39

Billionaires in the world double since global crisis - Oxfam
The number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled to 1,646 since the financial crisis of 2009, with inequality reaching new extremes, according to a new Oxfam report on inequality.

30.10.2014 08:20

Cameron in plea to Scottish voters ahead of independence referendum
David Cameron will enter the fray in the Scottish independence campaign, vouching for the Union as “an economy of opportunity” as business leaders publicly take sides three weeks ahead of the 18th September in-or-out referendum.

28.08.2014 13:18

Russia launches largest oil drilling platform in the country's Far East
Russia's Rosneft and America's ExxonMobil have launched a unique drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia's Far East. The world's most powerful rig can drill within the radius of at least 7 kilometers.

27.06.2014 12:17

Richest Australian worth as much as the country's poorest 2.27 mn
​Australia’s richest 1 percent own as much as the bottom 60 percent, says an Oxfam study. The organisation concludes that in a world where the richest 66 people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, extreme inequality poses a growing threat.

16.06.2014 06:31

​Key Russia-China deals
Russia has secured more than 40 business contracts with China during President Putin’s visit to Shanghai. Top is the $400 billion gas contract, there are also deals in finance, investment, aircraft, and automobiles. Here is RT’s list of key agreements.

21.05.2014 14:39

​Russia’s ‘civilized’ offshore? Moscow allocates $1.5 bn for Crimea
$1.5 billion (55.4 bln rubles) has been allocated by Moscow to the Russian republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to balance its budget in 2014. But what is on Moscow’s mind regarding the peninsula?

11.05.2014 10:43

Arctic Resources: The fight for the coldest place on Earth heats up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.

15.04.2014 04:59