Legendary Soviet Union hockey coach Tikhonov dies
The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness, according to Russian media. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks ...
Volkswagen will invest 86 billion euros chasing Toyota for global car sales lead

Volkswagen will invest 86 billion euros chasing Toyota for global car sales lead

23.11.2014 [14:37]
Volkswagen Group will keep pouring money into new vehicles, technology and factories as it chases Toyota for the lead as world's largest automaker. VW plans to invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) over the next five years, the company said Friday ...
Football stars join fight to stop the spread of Ebola

Football stars join fight to stop the spread of Ebola

23.11.2014 [11:24]
The likes of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as well as other footballing stars such as, Neymar, Didier Drogba and Philipp Lahm have joined together to back a campaign aimed at stopping the spread of the killer virus Ebola. The "11 against Ebola" campaign has been launched by FIFA and ...

Tel Aviv dubbed ‘world’s smartest city’

21.11.2014 [19:17]
The city of Tel Aviv won the World Smart Cities Award on Wednesday, trumping over 250 other cities bidding for the title, according to The Times of Israel online newspaper ...
New remains found at Boeing crash site in Ukraine

New remains found at Boeing crash site in Ukraine

21.11.2014 [17:27]
New remains have been discovered at the site of a recent Boeing crash in Ukraine, the Dutch government reported Thursday. The remains will be sent to the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov, where a preliminary forensic examination is held and then ...
Colombia's FARC to release captured general

Colombia's FARC to release captured general

20.11.2014 [20:03]
The armed rebel group FARC and the Colombian government have announced that they have agreed on conditions for releasing a captured general and four other people. ...
Arrests over killing of Honduras beauty queen Alvarado

Arrests over killing of Honduras beauty queen Alvarado

20.11.2014 [16:21]
Police in Honduras have arrested two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week, according to BBC News. ...

Expert: Oil price could fall to $50 per barrel

19.11.2014 [22:01]
If oil prices fall to $60 per barrel, the recent increase in shale oil production in the United States will be suspended, Adam Sieminski, Head of Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, said at a conference in Houston (Texas) on Tuesday, Russian news ...

FSA hit back at ISIS in east Syria province

19.11.2014 [20:16]
Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) expelled fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from parts of the eastern city of Al Bukamal near the border with Iraq, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel Saturday. ...
Japan to hold snap elections

Japan to hold snap elections

19.11.2014 [14:53]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for snap parliamentary elections for next month, following news that the country had slipped into a recession. Abe also announced an 18-month delay in a controversial sales tax hike during a press conference Tuesday ...
Toyota to begin selling hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai for first time

Toyota to begin selling hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai for first time

18.11.2014 [21:41]
There will only be a few hundred, and they won’t be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world’s largest carmaker announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on 15 December, 2014, and in the US ...
Australia and China sign historic free trade agreement

Australia and China sign historic free trade agreement

18.11.2014 [14:27]
China will open its doors to billions of dollars of Australian goods and services under a historic free-trade agreement. South Australia’s food and agriculture sector will receive a major boost from the sale of dairy, meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables and ...
Italy Wins junior Eurovision

Italy Wins junior Eurovision

17.11.2014 [20:15]
It's been a heart-pounding evening, full of joy, energy, and music. Sixteen talented acts took the stage, but only one could take home the winner's trophy. After the votes from sixteen nations and an international Kids' Jury were revealed, the winner is Vincenzo Cantiello from Italy with the song ...
The US Congress approves the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

The US Congress approves the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

15.11.2014 [15:37]
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The legislation will now be put to a vote in the Senate next week, where its prospects are unclear. The 875-mile (1,408km) pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the ...

Azerbaijan, Montenegro: good opportunity to expand relations

15.11.2014 [14:23]
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Montenegro Eldar Hasanov discussed current state of relations, development prospects and expansion of cooperation in variety of fields as he met the Mayor of Podgorica Slavoljub Stijepovic. The sides expressed satisfaction with the highly developed bilateral relations between the two countries. They hailed successful cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, ...

G20 Summit Kicks Off in Brisbane as World Leaders Set to Wrangle on West-Russia Tensions

15.11.2014 [13:36]
The two-day G20 summit has kicked off in Australia's Brisbane as world leaders are gearing up to discuss tensions between the Western world and Russia. Though the key focus of the conference, in which leaders of the US, Britain, China, Russia, and India are set to participate, will be to boost growth, talks are likely to be ...
‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

14.11.2014 [20:07]
Lying on top of his bicycle with three rocket engines attached to its shining frame, a French daredevil has broken the world record, covering a quarter mile in less than seven seconds, beating a Ferrari F430, and hitting a top velocity of 333 km/h. ...

Mexico says missing students likely burned to ashes by gang

14.11.2014 [17:24]
Forty-three missing students abducted by corrupt police in southwest Mexico six weeks ago were apparently incinerated by drug gang henchmen and their remains tipped in a garbage dump and a river, the government said on Friday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo said three detainees, caught a week ago, admitted setting ...
World leaders gather in Australia to attend G20 summit

World leaders gather in Australia to attend G20 summit

14.11.2014 [14:37]
World leaders are arriving in Australia for this weekend's G20 summit in the Queensland city of Brisbane. The two-day summit, attended by the US, Chinese and Russian leaders among others, will focus on promoting growth. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said leaders would discuss job creation, identifying ...