Construction and engineering

December 25, 2019 - 7:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian officials opened a criminal probe Wednesday after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border. Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the...
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December 24, 2019 - 2:23 am
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state park that borders Kentucky and Virginia wants to build the longest pedestrian swinging bridge in North America. The 725-foot bridge would cross the Russell Fork river and connect the Virginia and Kentucky sides of the park, news outlets report. A Virginia Coalfield...
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People watch a giant TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin, inside, riding a train across a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula in Taman, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo)
December 23, 2019 - 8:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is...
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December 23, 2019 - 6:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for Monday's opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is intended...
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Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz embraces Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the closing session at the National Assembly of Popular Power in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Diaz-Canel named the former Tourism Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
December 21, 2019 - 4:25 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday named Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country's first prime minister since 1976 — a nomination quickly confirmed by the country's parliament. Marrero, 56, has been tourism minister for 16 years, presiding over a rise in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday it is suspending the work after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation threatening sanctions. Trump on Friday signed the bill passed earlier this week by the Senate that provides for...
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December 21, 2019 - 7:24 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia and Ukraine have agreed to continue sending gas through Ukraine to Europe for five years. The decision that was announced Saturday removes worries that Europe could be denied a substantial amount of the Russian gas that it relies on for heating and industry. Russia...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 6:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday it is suspending that work after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation threatening sanctions. Trump on Friday signed the bill passed earlier this week by the Senate that provides for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 4:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday that it is suspending those activities after the approval of U.S. legislation threatening sanctions. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation passed earlier this week by the Senate...
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December 20, 2019 - 10:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Friday he was “under no illusions” that proposed U.S. sanctions against companies involved in building a Russian gas pipeline to Europe might be stopped at the last minute. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a Senate bill later...
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