Sunday, October 21, 2018

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia’s desperate quake survivors

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water,...

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into...

Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, U.N. says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that oversupply increases...

Explainer: What is liquefaction?

(Reuters) - Liquefied soil caused numerous buildings to collapse in the Indonesian city of Palu after Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake, which has killed more than 800 people. Here’s a brief explanation of...

Macedonia referendum: Name change vote fails to reach threshold

Macedonia's vote on changing its name to North Macedonia looks to have fallen far short of the turnout required. Preliminary results show that just over a third of Macedonians voted in the...

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

It will likely be the most critical and controversial report on climate change in recent years. Leading scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to see if global temperatures can be...

Iran launches missile strikes in Syria in response to deadly attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they have fired missiles at militants in eastern Syria in response to a deadly attack on a military parade last month. A statement said "many terrorists were killed...

Third Russian agent who carried out Skripal reconnaissance mission identified – the Telegraph

(Reuters) - A third Russian military intelligence officer who carried out a reconnaissance mission before the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been identified by counter terrorism police and...

Italy’s president asked economy minister not to resign – reports

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian president called the Economy Minister on Thursday to ask him not to resign after the government targeted a budget deficit of 2.4 percent for the next...

U.S. pressure could work only if Iran deal survives – France

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France’s president said on Wednesday that the United States’ sanctions policy on Iran could force Tehran to negotiate, but only if European powers are able to ensure...

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