Events in Florida and Washington, DC Tuesday (16/7) conference is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic mission to the moon. Aerospace Apollo - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins - drove from Kennedy Space Center in Florida 50 years ago to ride the towering Saturn Lima rocket to begin their journey to the moon. The Museum of Aerospace and Space in Washington DC, part of the Smithsonian, opened today by opening an exhibition featuring space clothing bought by Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. American Vice President Mike Pence led the event, along with...

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North Korea accepted a proposal to hold talks with South Korea on Jan. 9 aimed at reducing tensions ahead of the Winter Olympics next month. The agenda would include North Koreas offer to send a delegation to the Games as well as overall inter-Korean relations, South Koreas Unification Ministry spokesman, Baik Tae Hyun, told reporters Friday. Preparations for what would be the first...

Turkey dismissed Thursday a U.S. court conviction of a Turkish banker in connection with a billion-dollar plot to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. The court in New York City convicted Mehmet Hakan Atilla on five counts of conspiracy, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, plus one count of bank fraud. The 47-year-old Turkish national was acquitted on a charge of money...

Auto sales in the United States fell by 2 percent in 2017, the first decline in seven years. Ford Motor reported Wednesday that its new vehicle sales fell 1 percent, as did those of General Motors. Fiat Chrysler reported a decline of 8 percent compared with 2016. Volkswagen said its sales in the U.S. rose by 5 percent. But even with the decline, the industry sold 17.2 million cars, making 2017...

Trump Vows New Support for Iranian People

Thursday, 4 January 2018 11:47 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump promised new support for the Iranian people Wednesday, even as Iran's state media reported that tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators staged rallies across the country after days of anti-government protests. "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government," Trump said in a Twitter comment. "You will see great support...

France's national electricity provider says a violent windstorm has left some 200,000 households without electricity across the country, including 30,000 in the Paris region. The windstorm, Eleanor, battered northern France Wednesday with winds reaching over 140 kilometers per hour. Photos of destroyed cars, collapsed scaffolding and uprooted trees have appeared across social media. Some 2,000...

Pro-government demonstrators staged rallies across Iran Wednesday, after days of protests against the government and economic problems. Iranian state television showed video of crowds waving Iranian flags and chanting in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei has blamed other governments for driving the anti-government protests that began last week and have left at least 21...

UN Security Council Welcomes 6 New Members

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:34 WIB

The U.N. Security Council has welcomed six new non-permanent members - Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, and Poland. The six new countries, voted on by the 193-member General assembly for two-year terms, will have a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security during their time on the U.N.s most powerful body. œPeace and security are...

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US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President...
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Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be...
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FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau...

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