China fires up its ‘artificial sun’

Follow RT on A new round of nuclear fusion experiments for an advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), or “Chinese artificial sun,” kicked off at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science this month, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday. According to the institute’s vice director, Song Yuntao, the experiment is aimed at…

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World’s first SMS sells for over $150,000

Follow RT on The world’s first text message from three decades ago has been sold as a “non-fungible token” (NFT) for over €130,000 ($146,852) at an auction in Paris, with the proceeds benefiting the United Nations Refugee Agency. The “Merry Christmas” SMS was sent on December 3, 1992 by Vodafone…

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Japanese forced to downsize on french fries

Follow RT on Japan’s branch of the globe’s largest fast food chain McDonald’s has run short on french fries amid delays in potato shipments. It has been forced to cut portions of its number-one dish. Read more Global supply chain problems may mean no gifts this Christmas “McDonald’s Japan will…

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Europe faces full-blown energy crisis

Follow RT on Amid a shortage of natural gas, lowered wind power output, outages at nuclear energy facilities and cold weather with winter just starting, power prices in Europe soared this week – and the worst may yet to come. European prices for natural gas exceeded $2,150 per 1,000 cubic…

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Berlin forces EU satellite operator to take RT’s German TV broadcast off air

Follow RT on European satellite operator Eutelsat has removed the 24-hour German-language RT DE channel from its platform under pressure from Berlin. RT has called the move illegal. German media regulator MABB (Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg) has forced European service Eutelsat to remove the broadcast of RT’s new Moscow-based German-language channel RT…

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Ryanair flight Russian asks for pardon

Follow RT on By Jonny Tickle Sofia Sapega, the Russian partner of the detained political activist Roman Protasevich, has applied for clemency from the Belarusian president, after being charged with inciting social hatred, her stepfather has revealed. Speaking to radio station Echo of Moscow, Sergey Dudich said that Sapega had…

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Russia gets nuclear boost in the Pacific

Follow RT on The Russian Navy has added two brand new nuclear-propelled vessels. The ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg and the cruise missile submarine Novosibirsk have become part of the Pacific Fleet. Both entered military service on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard, the nation’s primary builder of…

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Lukashenko ‘fan shop’ opens in Minsk

Follow RT on By Layla Guest A pop-up shop selling merchandise bearing quotes by embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has opened its doors in Minsk. The somewhat unlikely concept follows mass protests in 2020 after a disputed election. The launch of the boutique was captured on video last weekend by…

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