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As recently as 2013, Russia controlled about half of the global commercial launch industry with its fleet of rockets, including the Proton boosters. ... What seems most remarkable about Rogozin's comment is that, for the first time publicly, the world's most storied launch provider appears to be ceding ...
Tiger Global, the investment firm that poured money into Facebook, Warby Parker and Flipkart, is now betting on cannabis alongside rapper Snoop Dogg. Green Bits, a developer of compliance software for marijuana businesses, said Wednesday that New York-based Tiger Global led a $17 ...

PlatinumGames is taking its brand of intense action games to touchscreen devices with a new title, World of Demons, developed in cooperation with mobile company DeNA. The goal, according to the game's creators, is to bring the hack-and-slash style of games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry ...
Four and a half months in the Hamptons may sound like a vacation, but for Matt Lauerit's been more like penance. The former Today anchor, toppled from his mighty perch at NBC News after 20 years in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, hasn't been heard from since his parting apology. In ...
Despite the recent pair of fatal crashes involving self-driving cars, there's wide agreement that autonomous vehicles will sharply reduce the number of people who die in motor vehicle accidents. In the U.S. alone, traffic accidents claim more than 30,000 lives a year; experts say that by the middle of ...
"Coral reefs provide tens of billions of dollars to economies and protect shorelines and infrastructures around the world." Failure to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels spells doom for the Great Barrier Reef, the researchers said. "Unless humans ...
Sitting grandly on the banks of Switzerland's Lake Geneva is the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a free trade factory. Here the world's nations meet to hammer out trade deals and reduce tariffs - taxes charged on imported goods. But the system, which has been working in ...
Facebook is introducing new privacy controls to each of its 2 billion users as part of compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. Facebook will ask every user, regardless of where they live, to review their privacy choices, from the ... European
CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place on about 1 April, unnamed officials said. Mr Trump had earlier alluded to ... European
... of a series of unfortunate events. He remarked seven years of nuclear war and natural disasters would ensure. The numerologist added the apocalyptic period would mark “the end of the world as we now know it”. Mr Meade insists a planetary alignment taking place on April 23 will cause the world to end. European
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Each day Statham and his team spot boats illegally fishing inside the protected Coral Triangle area, atop some of the best dive sites in the world. “It is not just fishing with lines and little boats, it is net fishing, anchoring on dive sites, obvious carcasses lying around, shark finning. And it is happening on a ... European
Barbara Bush, the former first lady and matriarch of the powerful political family, died Tuesday at age 92. She described herself to "CBS This Morning" in 2016 that she is "the mother of wonderful children" and the "wife to the world's greatest man." Jean Becker, the chief of staff to Mr. Bush, gave up an ... European
The Commonwealth heads of government meeting is a good place to start. Twenty-eight years ago, the same meeting produced the Langkawi declaration on the environment, among the first collective statements to cite greenhouse gas emissions as one of the chief problems facing the world. I am confident ... European
... outage tracker showed a spike in twitter outage reports worldwide. In January 2016, a Twitter outage lasted about six hours. Moments like those remind us all how dependent we've become on social media as a source of news and a place to broadcast our thoughts to the world. European

If we are to avoid more tragedies like that of Yaser Murtaja, the world's press needs to put the Netanyahu administration on notice -- stop smearing journalists as terrorists and stop firing live ammunition as a first response to disperse crowds of civilians, who will inevitably be accompanied by reporters. European
Perhaps as a result of the drift of leadership in this area from the State Department to the Pentagon and the CIA, the U.S. has developed a delusion that it can make a difference in the world with missile strikes and arms shipments alone, despite a growing body (or as it were, body count) of evidence to the ... European
WASHINGTON — The global economy is looking stronger than it has in years, but as world leaders gather here this week for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund, they will be particularly attuned to possible economic disruptions stemming from decisions being made just a few blocks ... European
In world with an ever-increasing demand for electricity and a deteriorating environment, Chinese scientists are leading the charge to develop what some see as the holy grail of energy. The BBC's Stephen McDonell was given rare access to their facility in Anhui province. Imagine limitless energy with ... European
The pace is relaxed and locals are warm. Plus, the food is delicious (you'll often see local fisherman cooking fresh-caught fish). Coupled with the fact that Vietnam is among the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world and it's borderline inconceivable that more people don't visit, let alone know about, Doc Let. European
Henri Landwirth, who survived Nazi death camps to create the whimsical wonderland of Give Kids The World for critically ill children, died late Monday at age 91. A self-made millionaire in Florida's early hospitality industry, Landwirth's philanthropy has touched more than 160,000 children and their families, ... European
A plurality of experts say digital life will continue to expand people's boundaries and opportunities in the coming decade and that the world to come will produce more help than harm in people's lives. Still, nearly a third think that digital life will be mostly harmful to people's health, mental fitness and ... European
Around the world, at least 39 face transplantations have been performed, she said. "The fact that Dr. Lantieri was able to perform a second face transplantation on this recipient is the first case of its kind for the face transplant field," Siemionow said of Hamon's case. "Some patients have to have a second ... European
That was the simple message from the International Monetary Fund to policymakers as it boosted its forecasts for the global economy for both 2018 and 2019 ... trade imbalances, could foster a shift toward inward-looking policies, disrupting trade and investment,” the IMF says in its World Economic Outlook. European
Almost exactly three years ago, Patrick Pichette surprised industry observers when he left his powerful job as the CFO of Google to, well, enjoy his life. As he described the decision at the time, he wanted to “enjoy a perfectly fine midlife crisis full of bliss and beauty.” Now, Pichette is back in a role that should ... European
You'd be forgiven for thinking Fortnite and PUBG were the only games in existence at the moment, given the amount of noise surrounding them. But an upcoming gaming event, launched from actual space, shows that long-established games are still making their mark. Today, in one of the wildest ... European
Artificial intelligence is being used for a dizzying array of tasks, but one of the most successful is also one of the scariest: automated surveillance. Case in point is Chinese startup SenseTime, which makes AI-powered surveillance software for the country's police, and which this week received a new round ... European
The International Monetary Fund's managing director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday warned that the system governing global trade is at risk of being torn apart. But Elliott said the bank has not been hit by the escalating trade tensions between the two largest economies in the world. If the situation ... European
Even before Trump arrived in the Oval Office and began aiming his incendiary tweets at the rest of the world, the horrors of the Syrian war were destined to turn into a global crisis, stoked by the intervention of outside powers: Russia and Iran by pursuing a bad policy – defending Bashar al-Assad to the ... European
Given the tiny size of the Russian economy — around 2 percent of global G.D.P. — and its limited trade with the United States, there was little expectation of economic retaliation. Any Russian response was likely to come in places like Syria or Ukraine, analysts said, where the Kremlin might ratchet up ... European
Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study. ... Potsdam group's analysis makes sense, adding that as the world emits more greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels, we can expect it to slow further. European
Although there is enough food in the world to go around, one-third of the 4bn tonnes produced each year is wasted, costing the global economy nearly $750bn (£530bn) annually. A recent study found that no African country is likely to reach the UN target of ending childhood malnutrition by 2030, and that ... European
... and various rebel groups. Because of this, Loktak Lake receives few outside visitors despite its beauty. However, the environment and culture of the world's only floating national park are as intoxicating as one of its sunsets, lingering on the mind long after disappearing from sight. (Credit: Ben McKechnie) ... European
China remains the “world's top executioner” amid a decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on capital punishment. According to the report, released on Thursday, China implemented “more death sentences than the rest of the world combined”. Amnesty believes ... European
Meanwhile, housing has been financialized and turned into an investment vehicle, which has caused an oversupply of luxury housing and a lack of affordable housing in many cities across the world. The global housing crisis is defined by a chronic shortage of housing for the least advantaged, and in many ... European
China has seized on renewable energy as a national goal, surging to become the largest market in the world. That influx of intermittent wind andsolargeneration on a grid with transmission and distribution constraints creates an ideal landscape for storage to make itself useful. China has the supply chain to ... European
More than 50,000 customers of the flight website gave their feedback about which airports from around the world are the best and the worst. According to the eDreams website, the airports were ranked on security efficiency, cleanliness and general service, as well as the availability of restaurants, shopping ... European
A theme park in Philadelphia has become the first in the world to receive an autism accreditation. Sesame Place, which is based on the popular chidren's TV show Sesame Street, was granted the award after its staff completed training on autism sensitivity and awareness. The park will include quiet rooms ... European
For more than three decades, Sir Martin Sorrell has run WPP – the world's biggest advertising group, which he built out of a small, Kent-based maker of wire baskets – with an iron grip. Sorrell embarked on global domination at the age of 40, walking out on his job as finance chief at the ad agency Saatchi ... European
Moreover, the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report found the gap between women and men widening in health, education, politics and the workplace for the first time since the forum's research started in 2006. AFP presents a series of photos depicting women performing roles or ... European
Three years after “You & I Alone,” he has returned to write, produce, and release Daphne & Celeste's second-ever LP, the fun, ambitious, and sometimes downright bizarre Daphne & Celeste Save the World. Tundra hasn't lost any of the innovative flair and technical prowess that made his previous records ... European
Goldman Sachs recommends companies with large domestic sales exposure during periods of rising global trade tensions. "Below the surface of the market, trade conflict would benefit the performance of the most domestic-facing U.S. stocks relative to the most foreign-facing firms," the firm's chief global ... European
The China-U.S. relationship carries the biggest potential for causing global economic damage, Slater wrote, noting that Trump administration officials have become “somewhat fixated” with the $340 billion bilateral trade deficit the U.S. runs with China. President Donald Trump has called for the gap to be ... European
Indeed, others have pointed to the hazards of overusing the word “and” and the importance of using the word “but” to make communications sound conversational or to appeal to regional crowds. In an attempt to improve the writing style of communications from his institution, the chief economist of the World ... European
The global reaction was swift and fierce, with condemnation coming from European and other foreign leaders, members of Congress and even captains of U.S. industry. Canada, which exports more steel and aluminum to the U.S. than any other country, threatened to retaliate even as it was in the middle of ... European
The global box office haul rose 5% last year to $40.6 billion, and an increased portion of revenue came from overseas markets, whose receipts rose 7% to $29.5 billion, according to the report from the Motion Picture ... "The Chinese film market is going to be the largest market in the world in short order. European
Dream job alert for dairy lovers: Noosa, the company that brought the world blackberry-serrano and pear and cardamom yogurt, is looking for a few yogurt superfans to travel the world looking for the next great flavor. Noosa just launched its hunt for five new Flavor Finders, aka yogurt lovers who will trek ... European
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity across the world has hit a seventeen-year-record high in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report by research firm Mergermarket. In the first three months of 2018, there were 3,774 deals globally, totaling $890.7 billion, it said Wednesday. This was the strongest ... European



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