Saturday, May 25, 2019
Angela Merkel was under fire at home and abroad on Wednesday night as European Union leaders prepared to meet in Brussels on Thursday for a crunch summit to resolve their differences over the bloc's three-year migrant crisis. The German chancellor will...
Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99. Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano...

Tesla in space

The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy. That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon...
Britain will be unable to leave the customs union before 2023, ministers have been told, leading to fears that the delay will be exploited by Remainers to thwart Brexit. In a briefing to the Cabinet’s Brexit sub-committee earlier this week,...
Is the world economy on the brink of another oil-induced slowdown? Anxiety has recently been gathering in a number of countries as economic growth has slowed in the first quarter. This applies to the US, the Eurozone and the...
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday. The assessment is...
Hong Kong residents huddled indoors Sunday as strong wind sent debris flying ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut, once the world's strongest storm this year before it weakened after slamming into the Philippines. The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) raised...

Ruined by tourism

Their very geographical nature makes islands particularly prone to overcrowding – simply put, there’s not enough room for endless streams of tourists. Here are some of the most worrying examples of islands, many of which were once untouched, falling...
Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called "Guam killer" missile, challenging an earlier CNN report  that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea. A slickly produced short video touting the missiles'...
Opponents of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are lining up in Alaska and in Washington, calling the White House’s efforts to open up the land “ecologically unsound.” Those against oil development in the ANWR coastal plain...

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