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Putin launches giant gem mine in Russia’s Far North

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A new diamond deposit has opened in Russia’s northeastern region of Yakutia. The project is run by Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond mining company. “Russia is a country of enormous natural wealth, and diamonds of Yakutia are another national treasure of which we are proud. The launch of the new field is another step towards Read More

Putin launches giant gem deposit in Russia’s Far North

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A new diamond deposit has opened in Russia’s northeastern region of Yakutia. The project is run by Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond mining company. “Russia is a country of enormous natural wealth, and diamonds of Yakutia are another national treasure of which we are proud. The launch of the new field is another step towards Read More

Uber goes to court to defend business model over UK worker rights

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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber heads to a British court on Tuesday to defend its business model of treating drivers as self-employed, entitling them to few rights in law, in the latest stage of a long-running battle at the taxi app. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is displayed on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, Read More

'City of Surveillance': Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare

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A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest. Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – Read More

Enraged Lega Nord MEP ‘stamps’ top EU official’s budget papers with ‘Made in Italy’ shoe

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A Lega Nord MEP furiously stamped a top EU official’s papers with his own shoe he proudly said was made in Italy. The stunt, he said, was directed at Brussels’ rejection of Italy’s debt-laden budget. Angelo Ciocca, a Lega Nord member of the European Parliament, was caught on camera while approaching Pierre Moscovici, the EU Read More

Godzilla, Tardis & Einstein: NASA redraws constellations to map gamma-ray sky (IMAGE, VIDEOS)

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It’s probably the only time Albert Einstein, Godzilla and the Incredible Hulk will ever share an accolade, but the iconic figures are now part of constellations of extremely high-energy light sources grouped by NASA. : Epic trip to hot planet: First Euro-Japanese space mission to unravel Mercury’s mysteries The US space agency has mapped gamma ray sources from Read More

YOUR MONEY – Comic heroes teach kids about finance

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As any parent knows, getting children to focus can be challenging – even more so when it involves topics like monetary systems. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie But comics are kid-friendly, and the New York Federal Reserve is using Read More

Russell Crowe calls for NZ PM Ardern to also lead Oz, Twitter cheers, but Kiwis don't want to share

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Gladiator star Russell Crowe has dived into the online political fighting pit by suggesting New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lead an unorthodox union with its neighbors Australia 4,000 kilometers away. The Oscar winning actor posted the unusual suggestion to his 2.7 million followers on Twitter, acknowledging such a merger would probably prove “controversial” but Read More

Try this on for size: Spain mulls charging shoppers for fitting clothes in-store

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The government of a Spanish region is proposing that customers be charged to use changing rooms to try on clothes in an unorthodox bid to tackle online bargain-hunters. María del Pilar del Olmo, Castilla y Leon’s economy and treasure minister, announced the proposal during a retail industry conference in Madrid on Tuesday. The minister for Read More