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Spain Has Permits to Build Giant Telescope Blocked in Hawaii

Spain Has Permits to Build Giant Telescope Blocked in Hawaii

The director of a Spanish research center says a giant telescope, costing $1.4 billion, is one step nearer to being...

British Voters Unimpressed as Johnson, Corbyn Clash in TV Debate

British Voters Unimpressed as Johnson, Corbyn Clash in TV Debate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit in the first televised debate Tuesday,...

Son of Former German President Stabbed to Death in Berlin

Son of Former German President Stabbed to Death in Berlin

The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at...

Spaniards Convicted of Rape Also Sentenced for Videoing it

Spaniards Convicted of Rape Also Sentenced for Videoing it

Two Spaniards who were among a group of five convicted earlier this year of raping a woman each were Wednesday...

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU Presidency Comes at Critical Time

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU Presidency Comes at Critical Time

Croatia’s first-ever presidency in the European Union will come at come at a “critical period” for the 28-nation bloc, outgoing...

No Clear Champ as Johnson, Corbyn Spar in UK Election Debate

No Clear Champ as Johnson, Corbyn Spar in UK Election Debate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the...

Estonian President Sees Life in ‘Brain-Dead’ NATO

Estonian President Sees Life in ‘Brain-Dead’ NATO

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid defended NATO on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron branded it “brain dead,” saying Estonia felt...

Poland Sees Bigger State Role in Economy, More Court Reforms

Poland Sees Bigger State Role in Economy, More Court Reforms

Poland’s prime minister set out plans on Tuesday to strengthen the state’s role in the economy and deepen an overhaul...

Flood-Hit Venice’s Dwindling Population Faces Mounting Woes

Flood-Hit Venice’s Dwindling Population Faces Mounting Woes

One of only four oar makers for Venice’s famed gondoliers, Paolo Brandolisio wades through his ground-floor workshop for the third...

US Military Aims to Telepathically Control Drones in Four Years

US Military Aims to Telepathically Control Drones in Four Years

DARPA, the main research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, is funding researchers to develop wearable devices...

Google’s Do-Good Arm Tries to Make Up For Everything Else

Google’s Do-Good Arm Tries to Make Up For Everything Else

Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s...

Ghana’s Innovation and Startup Culture Thriving

Ghana’s Innovation and Startup Culture Thriving

Ghana is regarded as a West African hub of invention, with growing numbers of young people looking at local solutions...