London's proposed Olympic Park site was host to an experimental nuclear reactor built by Queen Mary College in 1980. The fact was unknown to the London 2012 bid team until last week.
Decommissioned in 1982, the college insists there are 'absolutely no ongoing health implications from the reactor'.
Billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club Roman Abramovich plans to build a new 50,000 seat stadium in Moscow. Dubbed 'Russia's version of Wembley', it has yet to be approved by Moscow City Hall.
The European Commission is to push up the cost of four wheel drive vehicles in a drive to cut car pollution. The Commission will abolish a loophole which means the largest 4x4s need not meet the same environmental standards as other cars. Environmental groups said the measures were too little too late.
A consortium of Saudi Arabian businessmen is pushing for a 50% stake in the £4.5bn Stratford City project, home to part of London's Olympic Park.
Australian property group Multiplex and the Reuben brothers own the stake and are refusing to disclose the identities of the interested parties.
A motorway that has so far cost Japanese tax payers £45bn is to be the subject of a public inquiry into alleged government and corporate corruption.
The prosecutor's office is investigating accusations of bid rigging between the Japanese Highways Corporation, government and private companies such as Mitsubishi Heavy and Nippon Steel. It is estimated that the notoriously complicated 480km TomeiMeishin Expressway No2 will not be finished until 2043, by which time it will have cost taxpayers £200bn.