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SpaceX Ignored US Regulator’s Warnings Before 2020 Starship Launch

SpaceX went through with launching a prototype of its Starship reusable spacecraft last December despite being warned at least twice by the Federal Aviation...
Chinese and Malaysian naval vessels take part in a joint escort exercise during their first joint military drill, coded "Peace and Friendship 2015", in the Malacca Strait, Sept. 19, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Wei) (zw)

US Mulls Forming Permanent Naval Base in Pacific to Counter China

The US Department of Defense is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Pacific as a means to counter China's growing military...
A policeman inspects a construction site as some violators sit on the ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South Africa Reinstates Strict Quarantine as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge 59 Percent

South Africa decided to return to stricter COVID-19 restrictions amid a rise in infection cases and a 59% increase in hospitalizations over the past...
The Covid-19 vaccine from AstrZzeneca pictured here on April 10, 2021, at the vaccination centre in the German city of Greifswald. Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa

AstraZeneca’s Antibody Treatment Fails to Protect Against Coronavirus

AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that the clinical trial of its long-acting antibody cocktail has not provided evidence of effectiveness in protecting people exposed to...

Global Nuclear Warhead Stockpile Appears to Be Growing – SIPRI

The overall number of nuclear warheads in global military stockpiles appears to be increasing this year, a new finding released by the Stockholm International...

NATO Set to Push 2030 Agenda at Upcoming Leaders’ Summit

The leaders of the 30 NATO member states are set to meet at the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Monday for the first...

Bitcoin Up 11 Percent After Musk Says Tesla Will Accept It When Miners Use...

SpaceX/Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will resume bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions when mining is done with more clean energy. "When there’s confirmation...
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Russian court bans organizations of dissident Navalny

A Russian court has banned several organizations of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, classifying them as extremist. The organisations include Navalny's anti-corruption foundation FBK and his...
China to launch space station’s core module around 2020: industry insider

Roscosmos Can Help Hungary, Thailand, Tunisia, Indonesia Send Astronauts to Space Station

Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is negotiating a spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft by representatives of...
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Nigerian Government Tells Social Networks to Register as Businesses

The Nigerian government has said that social networks should register in the African country as commercial enterprises to be able to continue operations after...

South Korea Penalizes Microsoft Among 6 Tech Companies for Data Leak

South Korea's data protection regulator has fined Microsoft and five other tech companies for failing to protect the personal information of their clients, South...
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UEFA Suspends Proceedings Against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus Over Super League

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) suspended on Wednesday the disciplinary proceedings against Spain’s Barcelona and Real Madrid clubs as well as Italy's...

Bitcoin Price Jumps 17 Percent Overnight to US$36,500

The price of bitcoin reached $36,500 as a result of a rapid growth by 17% on Wednesday, according to trading data. Bitcoin has been on...
The landmark venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics - the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is capped, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by He Yong/People’s Daily

Japan Set to Limit Number of Foreign Spectators, Staff at Olympics Amid COVID-19

Japan will limit the number of foreign spectators and staff at the upcoming Olympic Games to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Kyodo news...

Most of Iran’s Oil Output Can be Restored Within a Month After Lifting Sanctions

Most of Iran's oil production can be restored within a month after lifting sanctions, with the full restoration of oil output possible within three...
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Investor Demand for Saudi Aramco’s Inaugural Islamic Bonds Tops US$30 Billion

Aggregate demand of investors for Islamic bonds, called sukuk, issued by Saudi Arabia's state oil and gas company Saudi Aramco exceeds $30 billion, a...
Tianzhou-1 de-orbited and entered the atmosphere again after receiving instructions from the ground following the completion of the space lab mission and follow-up tests on September 22, 2017. (Photo by China Academy of Space Technology)

South Korea to Support Private Companies Developing Solid Fuel Spaceships

The South Korean government will begin supporting the production of solid fuel spaceships by the private sector by 2024 in an effort to enrich...
FILED - Raindrops bead on a Volkswagen logo at a VW dealer in the northern German city of Hanover in the file shot from January 12, 2021. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa

Ex-Volkswagen Chief Charged With Lying to ‘Dieselgate’ Investigators

Berlin prosecutors said on Wednesday that they had charged a former Volkswagen chief executive with lying to a German parliamentary committee probing the carmaker...

Russia Could Launch 1st Lunar Mission in Early 2022

Russia could launch the first Russian spacecraft to the moon after a 45-year hiatus in early 2022, Dmitry Rogozin, the chief of Russian space...
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Bulgarian Fighter Jet Disappears From Radars, Search Operation Underway

A fighter jet of the Bulgarian air force disappeared from radars during a training flight over the country’s territorial waters on Wednesday, and the...

Seventeen Killed as Bus Collides With Truck in Northern India

A high-speed bus has collided with a forklift truck in northern India, leaving 17 people killed and another 20 injured, Hindustan Times reported. The accident...

Ingenuity Helicopter Makes 7th Successful Mars Flight – NASA

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its seventh flight on Mars, the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced. During the previous flight on May...
Photo taken on April 14, 2018 shows a view of the Syrian capital Damascus. The U.S. started military actions against Damascus before daybreak Saturday as loud explosions were heard with "red dots" seen flying from earth to the sky, reported Syrian state TV and Xinhua reporters in Damascus. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani) (yy)

Syrian Air Defenses Repelling Israeli Missile Attack

Syrian air defense systems are repelling an Israeli missile attack from the direction of the Lebanese airspace, Syrian state news agency SANA reported. According to...
A medic introduces the procedure of COVID-19 testing to citizens in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 8, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen steadily over the past fews days amid massive community testing in a 21-day national lockdown. The country reported a total of 1,749 cases as of Tuesday, an increase of over 60 from Monday's announcement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. (Photo by Shiraaz/Xinhua)

South African Health Minister Put on Leave in Corruption Scandal

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday decided to put Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave amid accusations of corruption concerning COVID-19-related contracts. The...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of the US Congress. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Documents Denied to Netanyahu’s Defense in Public Corruption Trial

The prosecution counsel in the corruption trial against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been criticized by the Jerusalem District Court for not passing...

Global Journalism Community Slams Southern Yemen Militancy’s Media Takeover

The International Federation of Journalists demanded on Tuesday that the Southern Transitional Council, which controls much of southern Yemen, cede control of state-run media...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Japan Mulls Vaccinating All Olympics Volunteers to Ensure Tokyo Games Safety

Japan is considering vaccinating some 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers in an effort to ensure the safety of the sporting event, media reported on Tuesday,...
A 15-meter diameter super-large shield tunneling machine that can balance water and mud roll off the production line in east China's Zhejiang province, May 9, 2021. (Photo by Long Wei/People's Daily)

World Bank Improves Forecast for China’s 2021 GDP Growth to 8.5 Percent

The World Bank improved its forecast for China's economy growth in 2021 to 8.5 percent, from 7.9 percent in its January report. The World Bank...

World Bank Improves 2021 Eurozone GDP Growth Forecast to 4.2 Percent

The World Bank improved its forecast for the 2021 eurozone GDP growth to 4.2 percent, from 3.6 percent in its January report. The World Bank...
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World Bank Improves Forecast for 2021 Global Economy Growth to 5.6 Percent

The World Bank upgraded its forecast for the 2021 global economy growth to 5.6 percent, 1.5 percentage points up from its January report. "The global...