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Egypt plans to dig new Suez Canal costing $4 billion

Egypt said on Tuesday it plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project to expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

The new channel, part of a larger project to expand port and shipping facilities around the canal, aims to raise […]


Russia bans Western food imports in Ukraine sanctions retaliation

Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.

Russian share prices fell after the announcement of Moscow’s one year ban on all meat, fish, dairy, fruit and […]