Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander
SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade.
Judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss charges that she recruited girls
Epstein non-prosecution deal ruled not to protect Maxwell Judge agrees Maxwell can be prosecuted separately for perjury A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenaged girls from 1994 to 1997 for her then boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, to sexually abuse. A US judge in Manhattan denied claims that a non-prosecution agreement Epstein reached with federal prosecutors over a dozen years ago protects Maxwell from prosecution. Continue reading...
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Pregnant British Women to Get Covid Vaccines
Early in the pandemic, Britain had recommended against vaccines for pregnant women, citing a lack of research on side effects.
Britain debates Prince Philip's legacy: Servant of queen and country? Or symbol of White male privilege?
Raul Castro, long a sidekick, finally the face of his nation
For most of his life, Raul Castro played second-string to his brother Fidel — first as a guerrilla commander, later as a senior figure in their socialist government
Raul Castro says will resign as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending era of formal leadership by Castro brothers
Foreign minister says Moscow will ask 10 U.S. diplomats to leave Russia in a quid pro quo response to U.S. sanctions
US mass shootings ‘a national embarrassment’: Biden
After another mass shooting in the US, the president calls on Congress to ban military-style 'assault' weapons.
US removes Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list
The US Treasury Department said Friday that no country currently meets the US criteria as a manipulator.
Raul Castro resigning from post as leader of nation's Communist Party
Cuban dictator Raul Castro said on Friday that he was resigning, opening the way to Cubans not being ruled by a Castro for the first time in six decades.
UK home secretary Priti Patel orders extradition of Nirav Modi to India
UK News: LONDON: UK home secretary Priti Patel has ordered the extradition to India of Punjab National Bank scam accused billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi.
The dilemma in pausing J&J vaccine over risk of blood clots: Will it save lives or cost them?
A CDC advisory panel is grappling with the best way to "do no harm" regarding Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and its risk of blood clots.
'Turning his back': Biden keeps Trump cap on refugee admissions, stunning supporters
Biden signs emergency determination that officials say will speed refugee admissions to the U.S. but leaves Trump's cap of 15,000 refugees in place.
Washington Sees Russian Response Measures as 'Escalatory,' Reserves Right to Retaliate
Moscow took retaliatory measures in response to sanctions Washington slapped against it over accusations of alleged election meddling and Russia's purported part in the SolarWinds cyber hack. Moscow has repeatedly dismissed these allegations as lacking any proof and harmful for bilateral relations.