Sweden Democrats break through in parliamentary election, socialists remain biggest party
Sep10

Sweden Democrats break through in parliamentary election, socialists remain biggest party

The Social Democrats achieved their worst result in a century, while the Sweden Democrats will have their biggest-ever faction in parliament following Sunday’s election, according to results, with 99 percent of the votes tallied. The center-left Social Democrats are in first place with 28.4 percent – 3 less than in 2014, the center-right Moderates follow them in second place with 19.8 – down 4 – and the...

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How much gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?
Jul17

How much gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

Arguably the most coveted prize in sport, the FIFA World Cup trophy could not have been made from anything but gold. But RT wanted to find out just how much gold the trophy contains. After the French national team’s victory in the 2018 final in Russia, RT talked to precious metals experts at BullionStar, who took a closer look at the legendary trophy. Beyond all doubt, the statuette has almost a mythical status among elite football...

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China can substitute US oil with Iranian crude to ‘infuriate Trump’ – analyst
Jun19

China can substitute US oil with Iranian crude to ‘infuriate Trump’ – analyst

Beijing’s retaliatory measures against US tariffs can include penalties on oil coming to China from America. A cut in Chinese purchases of US oil may benefit Iran’s sales. “The Chinese may just replace some of the American oil with Iranian crude,” said John Driscoll, director of consultancy JTD Energy Services, as quoted by Reuters. “China isn’t intimidated by the threat of US sanctions. They haven’t been in the past. So in this...

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Mapping Russia’s new airport construction: From Crimea Wave to Platov International
Jun04

Mapping Russia’s new airport construction: From Crimea Wave to Platov International

Since 2010, Russia has seen a major boost in infrastructure as the country hosted the Sochi Winter Olympics, Formula 1, the APEC Summit and prepares to welcome the World Cup. As a result, a number of cities got brand new airports. However, not only the cities that hosted major events like Sochi and Vladivostok benefited. Over the last decade, new airports opened their gates in Russian cities of Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm,...

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Swedish brewery premiers ‘crystal clear pilsner’ brewed from sewage
May26

Swedish brewery premiers ‘crystal clear pilsner’ brewed from sewage

To the joy of environmentalists, but maybe not so much to ardent beer lovers, a Carlsberg-linked brewery has unveiled ‘Pu:rest,’ the first beer made from sewage water. The water is thoroughly purified, though. The project, inspired by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), saw the New Carnegie Brewery, partly owned by Carlsberg, team up with an innovative sewage treatment plant. Having undergone “a chain of...

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