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Russia’s biggest billionaire has bought shares in big Chinese internet retailer Alibaba, after selling his stakes in US tech giants Apple and Facebook. The deal comes as the West imposes sanctions on Russia, that could spread from politics to...
(Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne will announce a pre-election budget on Wednesday that is likely to offer some tax relief to voters but will stick closely to his tough decade-long plan to fix the public finances. Britain goes to the...
BY PAVEL POLITYUK AND RICHARD BALMFORTH   (Reuters) - Ukraine signed a $10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. Chevron (CVX.N) on Tuesday, another step in a drive for more energy independence fromRussia. The deal to develop its western Olesska field followed a similar...
The government of China plans to spend more than $162 billion in 2014 on redeveloping over 4.75m households in shantytowns thus boosting urbanization. The move is aimed at promoting economic growth. The program includes transport communications expansion, construction of new...
The boss of HS2 today proposed a speeding up of the building of the northern, phase two, section of the £50 billion project. HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins also called for a larger development at Euston - the project's...
A team of IT-specialists from Media Development Investment Fund has developed a project of a new network access to the Internet, which will be completely free of charge and will cover the entire planet.  It will essentially beam wifi to everyone on...
The Environmental Protection Agency in the US is again allowing BP to bid for US government contracts. The company had been barred following a guilty verdict in a case surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010. The move will...
By Paul Hosford  It took irish people looking to emigrate to Canada just ten minutes to book nearly 4,000 Canadian working holiday visas yesterday. 3,850 of the IEC visas, which allow travel and work for up to two years, opened for registration...
Workers who helped to clean up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tepco on Friday, protesting that they were forced to work for low pay in dangerous conditions. Among a group of about 100 demonstrators,...
United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top four technology firms for the $163 billion in US government debt the companies own and shelter in tax-free offshore accounts. United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top...

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