Sisi hints Egyptian civil servants may not get wage increase this year

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Monday that Egypt's civil servants may not get a wage increase this year as the government needs money to build new classrooms in overcrowded schools. Egypt has already increased fuel, electricity and transport prices this year to help meet the terms of

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. The scientists, from the University of Bergen in Norway, are sending robots 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) down into the