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October 6, 2017 9:58 AM Activists against nuclear weapons awarded Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, endorsing a group that's working to ban atomic weapons at a time when nuclear saber-rattling between the US and North Korea has reached fever pitch. "The organisation is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian 15

September 21, 2017 10:54 AM Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

PARIS: Built in a natural basin filled with the sediment of a former lake, Mexico City has proved particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of earthquakes, seen once again with a 7.1-magnitude tremor on Tuesday (Sep 19) that killed at least 233 people in the capital. The quake was "medium strong" according to Yann Klinger, an expert at the Global 8

July 15, 2017 7:57 PM The only woman to win the 'Nobel Prize of math' has died

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she died. In 2014 Mirzakhani was one of four winners of the Fields 39

June 5, 2017 11:40 PM Russia threatens retaliation as Montenegro becomes 29th NATO member

WASHINGTON: Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO on Monday and was praised by the United States for sticking to its path of joining the Western military alliance in spite of Russian pressure. Even as Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic was in Washington for a State Department ceremony to mark the accession, Russia warned of retaliation against 2

May 12, 2017 6:06 PM Astronauts ace station's 200th spacewalk, shortened by leak

An equipment water leak shortened Friday's spacewalk by two U.S. astronauts at the International Space Station, but they still managed to replace a faulty electronics box. Despite the initial trouble, it was a milestone moment as Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer floated outside on the station's 200th spacewalk. The astronauts wasted no time removing the old electronics 37

March 16, 2017 2:33 PM Daily chartDutch election results

Dutch voters reject Geert Wilders' populist movement IN THE wake of the electoral victories of the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump, right-wing populism in the rich world has appeared unstoppable. In both the Netherlands and France, conservative nationalists have consistently led polls. However, these movements’ momentum seems to have been halted at last. On March 7

March 3, 2017 3:32 AM Russian envoy to US Sergey Kislyak cultivated powerful US networks

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Sergey Kislyak, the longtime Russian ambassador to the United States, hosted a dazzling dinner in his three-storey, beaux-arts mansion four blocks north of the White House to toast Michael McFaul just weeks before he took up his post as the US envoy to Russia. It was, McFaul recalled, an "over-the-top, extraordinary dinner," including 6

January 27, 2017 4:43 AM Scientists create metallic hydrogen, a possible superconductor

CHICAGO: U.S. scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures. The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first confirmation of a theory proposed in 1935 by physicists 43

January 19, 2017 4:08 PM The Daily 202: Will Trump deliver the unifying inaugural address that his aides keep promising?

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump’s advisers and surrogates keep saying that tomorrow will be the day when he finally – finally! – pivots to become presidential. Tom Barrack, a longtime friend and business partner of Trump who is running the Presidential Inaugural Committee, said tomorrow’s big speech will focus on “the issues that unite us” and declared that the divisions 16

January 6, 2017 3:32 PM PressTV-'Grow up Donald, grow up': Biden

Outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden has harshly criticized Donald Trump, saying it is time for the president-elect to “grow up” and act like “an adult.” Biden made the comments in an interview with the PBS News on Thursday after Trump mocked a top-ranking Senate Democrat and disparaged the US intelligence community over their alleged allegations that Russia 7