Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima, early Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. (Kyodo News via […]

Republican lawmaker ends re-election bid as daughter alleges childhood abuse | US news

The Minnesota state representative Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported the announcement came hours after the St Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker “does not want […]

The Future of Popular Geopolitics: Mega-Shark Cinematic Diplomacy

In the short period since Donald Trump was elected commander-in-chief of the United States of America, the call for, and attempt to facilitate, closer U.S.-China co-operation that characterised the Obama administration has been placed under strain. Beijing and Washington are currently embroiled in a tit-for-tat tariff war, and contrary to the sentiment expressed in a […]

How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

September 21, 2018  05:54 PM For three hours every month, they set up shop right next to the flower stand. There are only four people, a table and an umbrella from which a blue T-shirt hangs. It’s emblazoned with the party’s logo and the words, “Nobody’s perfect, but Brandenburgers come pretty damn close.” Here, […]

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category […]

Iran says U.S. offer to reach a treaty is a mocking call for peace: twitter

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that United States cannot seek to negotiate a new treaty with Tehran while it has violated its treaty obligations by withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to anchor Charlie Rose, at an event held […]

The Dangers of a No Deal Brexit

September 18, 2018  04:18 PM It’s the early morning hours of March 30, 2019, and the disaster is only slowly beginning to unfold. British radio stations report on the first traffic jams at the ferry docks of Dover and Folkstone. Flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and other airports to Continent have been canceled. All of […]

EU leaders to tackle Brexit, migration failures at summit

Protesters against a far-right demontration gather at the train station of Koethen, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Far-right organizations including the anti-Islam group PEGIDA say they want to protest the death a week ago of a 22-year-old German who died after a dispute with two migrants. (dpa via AP) (Associated Press) BRUSSELS — EU leaders […]