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Russia takes the lead in Arctic cold war
Russia has all but approved an $8 billion plan to build the first-ever city with an artificial climate, as the country steps up to conquer the planet’s frozen wastes with its vast resources, and says the Moon and Mars will be next.

25.10.2011 12:31

American hero denied aid for helping tornado victims
May 22 began as just another work day for Mark Lindquist. A social worker in Joplin, Missouri, Lindquist was making his rounds at client group homes, about to check up on three adult men with Down syndrome. Then came the tornado.

24.10.2011 18:26

Pay-out for student struck by icicle reaches €80,000
An Estonian student who was badly injured by a falling icicle in St. Petersburg is to receive further compensation.

18.10.2011 18:24

Fires leave 12 dead in Siberia
House-fires have caused devastation in two towns in central Russia. Nine people lost their lives in a blaze in the Krasnoyarsk region, while another fire left three dead in the Siberian town of Chita.

17.10.2011 09:29

‘Tymoshenko’s sentence signals death of democracy’
The jail sentence for a former Ukrainian prime minister, EU’s visa hassle for Russians, and predications of the season’s first snow were on the minds of Moscow-based expats this week.

14.10.2011 17:28

Norwegian wok: Thai community thrives on ice-cold Spitsbergen
Norwegian composure coupled with a dash of Thai hot temper are proving an ideal recipe for multi-ethnic co-existence in Spitsbergen – in stark contrast to the melting pot policies which have turned sour in other parts of the world.

14.10.2011 10:02

First snow to cover Moscow by weekend
Weathermen say the first snowfalls will hit Moscow as early as the weekend.

13.10.2011 16:47

Suspected arsonists behind Siberian fires arrested
Police in the Russian city of Bratsk are investigating 11 criminal cases opened in connection with fires that have blanketed the city with thick smoke.

01.10.2011 17:40

Autumn snowfall catches Russians off guard
Wintry weather has caught a number of large cities off guard in Russia's Far East and southern Siberia.

28.09.2011 17:46

Rahm Emanuel can't recall Solyndra deal
While a federal investigation looks into how a loan of $500 million from the government couldn’t save the Solyndra solar panel plant, one member of Obama’s administration is asking some bigger questions — like “Solyndra who?”

19.09.2011 19:09

Rainiest days in years hit Russian capital
The previous two days were the rainiest September 10- 11 in Moscow since records began.

12.09.2011 17:50

New tropical storms hit US
Following an East Coast earthquake and the appearance of Hurricane Irene, the United States is being subjected to yet more catastrophic conditions as storms continue to encroach across the country.

08.09.2011 21:06