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Global wine production falls to 60-year low as harsh weather hits European vintage

By ethan / May 2, 2018

Wine output across the globe plunged to the lowest level in more than half a century after poor weather across Europe significantly impacted production, reports international wine organization OIV. According to the Paris-based agency, total wine output reached 250 million hectoliters in 2017, which is 8.6 percent less than global winemakers produced the previous year. […]


Bitcoin falls after SEC warning that trading platforms could be ‘unlawful’

By ethan / March 7, 2018

The price of bitcoin has fallen to a one-and-a-half-week low on Bitstamp, following a warning from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that some cryptocurrency trading platforms are “potentially unlawful.” In a statement posted on its website, the SEC said that if a platform offers to trade digital assets and operates as an “exchange”, […]


‘Crisis mode’: Flint kids’ reading level falls 75% since lead contamination

By ethan / February 7, 2018

Reading skills in Flint, Michigan are plummeting as the city continues to feel the effects of lead poisoning four years after the water crisis began. Reading proficiency among third graders in Flint has dropped from 41.8 percent in 2013 to 10.7 percent in 2017. Flint switched its water supply in April 2014, which sparked the […]


Falls and failures: Remarkable sports bloopers of 2017

By ethan / January 4, 2018

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 21:47 While the world’s best athletes were lauded for their achievements in the past year, some of their rivals attracted attention for the wrong reasons, by being involved in comical situations which will long be remembered by fans. RT Sport recalls some of the most hilarious and bizarre moments of […]


Niagara Falls ‘freezes’ as big chill grips Eastern US (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By ethan / December 30, 2017

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 19:07 North America is currently experiencing a particularly severe and protracted cold snap resulting in major car accidents, a state of emergency, sharks freezing to death and even now Niagara Falls is experiencing the Arctic blast. The waters of the majestic falls themselves has yet to succumb to the polar […]


Britain falls out of world's top 5 economies

By ethan / November 23, 2017

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 10:05 UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond admitted Britain is no longer one the five leading global economies as he delivered a gloomy budget statement in parliament on Wednesday. “Britain is the world’s sixth largest economy,” Hammond said in his budget speech to parliament. The latest numbers, published by the International […]


Mexican tourism falls dramatically due to rising drug cartel violence

By ethan / October 31, 2017

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 13:11 Guests in Mexican hotels have canceled 35,000 booked nights in the coming year, as hotel occupancy tumbled 10 percent this year. The reason is an outbreak of violence near tourist hot spots. While the Mexican peso is weak, which is usually a sign for more bookings, American tourists still […]


Smartphone use among young Brits falls for 1st time, figures show

By ethan / October 30, 2017

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 08:47 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 08:56 Young Britons are turning their backs on the buzz of technology, it seems. New research shows that the time spent looking at screens has declined for the first time since records began. On average, tech users aged 16-25 still open an app every […]


Book tour karma? Clinton compares ‘Russian meddling’ to 9/11, falls & breaks toe

By ethan / October 17, 2017

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton received backlash after comparing Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The next day, she broke her toe and missed several interviews, but did not blame Russia. Speaking at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival Sunday night, Clinton likened Russia’s alleged meddling in the […]

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