NASA picks Bezos’ Blue Origin to build lunar landers for moonwalkers
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has won a NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon, two years after it lost out to SpaceX, according to AP. Blue Origin received a $3.4 billion contract Friday to lead a team to develop a lunar lander named Blue Moon. It will be used to transport astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2029 ...
Turkish President Erdogan meets presidential candidate
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday met with the presidential candidate of ATA (Ancestral) Alliance, Sinan Ogan, Anadolu Agency reports. The meeting was held in Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul and took about an hour ...
Italy floods leave 13 dead and force 13,000 from their homes
More than 20 rivers have burst their banks in Italy, leaving 13 people dead and forcing thousands from their homes after six months' rainfall fell in a day and a half, according to BBC News ...
Biden, Kishida and world leaders begin G-7 meeting in Hiroshima, Ukraine war high on agenda
World leaders landed Thursday for a Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with Russia’s war in Ukraine expected to be high on the agenda, AP reported ...
Turkish president marks Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday marked the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day, according to Anadolu Agency. “I congratulate you with my sincerest feelings on May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day,” the Turkish President said in his message ...
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cost UK government $200 million
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and lying-in-state last year cost Britain’s government an estimated 162 million pounds (around $200 million), the treasury revealed Thursday, according to AP ...
Türkiye observes Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
Türkiye on Friday is celebrating the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day, a milestone day marking the beginning of the country's War of Independence, according to Anadolu Agency ...
UK introduces sanctions on Russian diamonds, copper, and aluminum
The UK government prohibits the import of Russian copper, aluminum, and nickel, as well as Russian diamonds, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak, according to TASS ...
Biden arrives in Japan for G7 starting with meeting with Japan’s prime minister
President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Thursday for a truncated Asia visit meant to bolster allies amid China’s growing military and economic ambitions, CNN reported. The trip, once planned for eight days, has been shortened by half; two of Biden’s ...
Japan plans to accept 10 to 20 wounded soldiers from Ukraine yearly, sources say
Sources in the Japanese government say it has decided to accept around 10 to 20 wounded soldiers from Ukraine per year as part of programs to support the country, NHK reports. The government made the decision after receiving a request from Ukraine for such support ...
Georgian PM, Turkish President review cooperation
The “successful conduct” of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Türkiye was discussed on Thursday in a phone call between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Agenda.ge ...
Florida Governor DeSantis to enter US presidential race next week
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis will officially enter the 2024 U.S. presidential race next week, according to two sources familiar with the decision, immediately becoming Donald Trump's biggest rival for the Republican nomination and shaking up a contest that largely has been one-sided, according to Reuters ...
Death toll of Italy’s Emilia Romagna floods climbs to eight
The death toll of the wave of torrential rain and flooding that has hit Emilia Romagna has climbed to eight, Governor Stefano Bonaccini said on Wednesday, adding that there are "some missing people" too, ANSA reports ...
Grain deal prolonged by 60 days — Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the grain deal had been extended by 60 days, according to TASS. "I would like to break good news to the world. You know about the Black Sea grain corridor agreement, which was initiated by the ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping holds talks with Kazakh president
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held talks in Xi'an with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, who is in China for the China-Central Asia Summit and a state visit, Xinhua reports ...
Grain deal to be extended with Russia’s participation, Bloomberg
The grain deal will be extended with the participation of Russia, Bloomberg claims in a report published on Wednesday citing Turkish sources, according to TASS. It was noted that the announcement of the deal’s extension is expected before the end of the day ...
Musk warns Tesla shareholders to expect “challenging” year
Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, warned shareholders Tuesday to expect a difficult year because of an unsteady global economy and high interest rates, according to NY times. “This is going to be a challenging 12 months,” Mr. Musk said at Tesla’s annual shareholder ...
Ningbo wows at 'A Date with China' launch
"A Date with China" 2023 international media tour embarked on its visit to East China's Zhejiang province on Monday and a launching ceremony was held at Tianyi Pavilion, or Tianyige, in Ningbo city, according to www.chinadaily.com.cn. The 4-day tour, highlighting civilization exchanges, economic cooperation and mutual benefit ...
Summit set to boost links with Central Asia
The upcoming China-Central Asia Summit, to be chaired by President Xi Jinping, will further elevate ties between China and the five Central Asian countries, bring economic and trade cooperation to a higher level and deliver more tangible benefits to the people, officials and analysts said, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...