Russian base jumper dies in Nepal’s Everest region

A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday. Valery Rozov, 52, an acclaimed daredevil, was pursuing a “seven summits” quest — base jumping from the highest mountains on all seven continents. He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 6,812-metre […]

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Russia named as likely source of Europe radioactivity spike

Russia named as likely source of Europe radioactivity spike

Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection said last week that elevated levels of Ruthenium were reported in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France since Sept. 29, but posed no threat to public health.

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At least 3 dead as nine-storey building collapses in Russia

At least 3 dead as nine-storey building collapses in Russia

Moscow, Russia — At least three people were killed and three others injured when a corner section of a nine-storey residential building collapsed in the provincial city of Izhevsk, Russian authorities said Thursday.

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EU denounces ‘shocking’ Paradise Papers revelations

The European Union (EU) condemned on Monday the “shocking” revelations on the way top companies and dignitaries, including Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, avoid taxes using offshore wealth hubs.

EU finance ministers meeting for regular talks in Brussels are expected to discuss tax avoidance on Tuesday after a trove of leaked documents exposed the great lengths to which the global elite will go to avert paying a fair tax.

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