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‘Extension of anti-Russian sanctions would hit Greece quite hard’
As the Greek economy is in crisis and the country is trying to attract money from any source to survive, prolongation of the sanctions against Russia would only worsen the situation, former Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos told RT.

22.05.2015 10:56

Viva la revolución: Cuban social justice will survive American reconciliation
Cuba's detractors have long been guilty of dismissing the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, while some of its supporters have lapsed into romanticizing the hardship its people have endured as a consequence of its isolation.

20.05.2015 13:48

TSA to gun owners: Don’t pack heat on planes, keep it in your checked bags
The Transportation Security Administration is trying very hard not to lose its patience with American gun owners. TSA has seen an increasing number of firearms confiscated at airport checkpoints and is warning people not to try to bring guns on planes.

12.05.2015 22:50

Chinese boss pays for 6,400 employees to go on luxury French vacation
A Chinese billionaire paid for a massive four-day corporate trip to France, covering the costs for over half of his 12,000 employees, to celebrate the firm’s 20-year anniversary. The gesture cost the tycoon about $15 million.

11.05.2015 00:58

5-star resort opens for ISIS supporters in Iraq
It may look like any other top resort in Iraq, but the Ninawa International Hotel in Mosul has one major difference. It is the first 5-star hotel for Islamic State jihadists. It includes a swimming pool and tennis court… but no bar.

06.05.2015 08:18

Airbnb opens its doors in Cuba to licensed US travelers
Americans licensed to travel to Cuba thanks to an opening of US-Cuban relations can now use Airbnb to book their lodging on the island, the company announced. US tourists are not able to get licenses yet, while international visitors can’t use the site.

02.04.2015 22:44

Fair pay, ma’am! Queen’s staff prepare to take industrial action over low pay
For the first time in history, the Queen could face industrial action among disgruntled palace staff. Workers at one of the royal family’s most iconic residences, Windsor Castle, are preparing to ballot in a dispute over pay.

30.03.2015 11:06

Enjoy your stay, sir? UK hotels have ‘worst service’ in Europe, report finds
British hotels have been rated among the worst in Europe when it comes to service and politeness of staff, a new report has found.

20.03.2015 13:35

Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer
Russian online payment system Yandex.Money is to start processing payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at increasing cross-border trade between the two countries.

19.03.2015 08:11

1.2 million liters of beer ‘underreported’ in Oktoberfest
Beer consumption at the famous Oktoberfest festival in Germany was underreported by 1.2 million liters last year, a recent report reveals. Wrong figures appear to have been provided for years.

17.03.2015 13:43

100+ Maryland businesses call for fracking moratorium
More than 100 businesses in western Maryland have come out in support of a bill that would establish a moratorium on oil and gas exploration via hydraulic fracturing, citing concerns over pollution, health and tourism consequences.

13.03.2015 01:54

174 million Chinese tourists to spend record $264bn by 2019
Outbound tourism from China is to swamp the world by 2019 with a wave of 174 million Chinese with $264 billion to spend on overseas shopping, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

11.03.2015 14:09