Russia to send tourists to near-Earth orbit on

Russia to send tourists to near-Earth orbit on "space yacht"

Russia is developing a "space yacht" that is able to take off from ordinary airfields like an aircraft to send tourists to near-Earth orbit, a chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies told Sputnik news agency. (2 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: February 17

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China hopes that the United States and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official said in Munich, Germany, on February 16. 

World News in Brief: February 16

  Feb 16, 2019 13:54:04
Malaysia kicked start another by-election campaign on February 16 as the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition eyes a rebound from a previous electoral defeat. 

French Ambassador to Italy to return to Rome on Feb.15 -Minister

  Feb 15, 2019 14:30:20
France's ambassador to Italy, Christian Masset , recalled by his country this month in response to a series of critical comments directed at France by Italian politicians, will return to Rome on Friday (February 15), said the French European Affairs Minister. 

A positive sign in “black gold” market

  Feb 15, 2019 11:06:27
NDO – The mining output of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January fell to its lowest level in four years, after the organisation reached an agreement on the reduction of its oil production. There are hopes that the “black gold” market will recover following a long period of slipping with oil prices having dropped sharply by 36% since October 2018. A better balance between supply and demand is expected to bring more stability to the oil market. 

World News in Brief: February 15

  Feb 15, 2019 10:55:07
US House of Representatives on February 14 night passed a legislation on spending and border security to avert another government shutdown, hours after the bill was approved by the Senate. 

Death toll in Indian-controlled Kashmir attack rises to 40

  Feb 15, 2019 10:46:18
The death toll of a suicide attack targeting paramilitary troopers belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir on February 14 has risen to 40, officials said. 

German economy escapes recession by the narrowest of margins

  Feb 14, 2019 15:43:47
The German economy stalled in the final quarter of last year, narrowly escaping recession, as the fallout from global trade disputes and Brexit threatened to derail a decade-long expansion in Europe's economic powerhouse. 

Russia to continue to help Syria in freeing territory: FM

  Feb 14, 2019 14:38:37
Russia will do everything to help the Syrian government and its armed forces liberate the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on February 13. 

World News in Brief: February 14

  Feb 14, 2019 14:38:29
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead government officials on an official visit to Brunei on February 16-17, local daily Vientiane Times reported on February 14. 

Feature: Flower prices surge in Kenya as Valentine's Day fever peaks

  Feb 13, 2019 23:04:42
As Valentine's Day fever peaks in Kenya, hundreds of the East African nation's citizens are making grand plans on how to spend the day on Thursday (February 14). 

Ambassador affirms ASEAN’s efforts to narrow development gap

  Feb 13, 2019 18:25:26
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy noted the efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to narrow development gaps among its members at a session of the Commission for Social Development of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

Efforts accelerated to make Africa a bright spot

  Feb 13, 2019 18:12:13
NDO – The 32nd African Union (AU) Summit recently concluded in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa with a commitment to taking action for the prosperity of the people in the continent. The focus of African leaders in the near future will be put on addressing the issue of migration aiming to reduce the state of exile, which causes social, security and economic challenges in the “dark continent”. 

Humanitarian workers still cannot access Yemen's Red Sea Mills: UN

  Feb 13, 2019 16:38:30
The lack of access to Yemen's Red Sea Mills in the key port of Hodeidah by humanitarian workers is "a tragedy," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN secretary-general, said on February 12. 

World News in Brief: February 13

  Feb 13, 2019 15:40:36
Libyan Coast Guards on February 12 announced to have rescued 132 illegal immigrants a day earlier, including women and children, off the coast of the city of Khoms, some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli.