(MENAFN - AFP) The plunge of the ruble hasn't left only Russians shell shocked -- foreign workers from traders to maids are considering bailing out as Moscow turns from an El Dorado into a financial black hole.
The phenomenon is not quantifiable nor is there anything to indicate an exodus of expatriates is under way, but many admit to considering whether it is time to leave ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Saudi Arabia has given a "final warning" to avoid delays on an $8.2 billion high-speed rail project which Spanish and Saudi firms are helping to build.
The Haramain High Speed Rail system is to transport Muslim pilgrims, as well as regular travellers, 450 kilometres (280 miles) between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina via the Red Sea port of Jeddah.
(MENAFN - AFP) Before her husband died, Katia Abreu was a housewife who didn't know a cow from a bull.
Today, she is a powerful rancher and senator who was named Brazil's next agriculture minister, a choice that has infuriated small farmers, environmentalists and indigenous groups who call her the "queen of deforestation."
(MENAFN - AFP) Some 1,000 workers on a project to expand the Panama Canal were on strike Wednesday to demand better safety and treatment, the latest setback for the behind-schedule, over-budget upgrade.
Union leaders said three workers had received electric shocks recently because their managers had forced them to work in the rain.
(MENAFN - AFP) British budget carrier EasyJet said Wednesday that about 40 flights would be cancelled the day after Christmas due to a strike in France by its flight attendants over scheduling and pay.
Though workers from SNPNC-FO and UNAC unions said their strike is to start on Christmas, there are no flights scheduled that day, so the walkout will affect only those flying ...