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U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

Published 13/09/2017

Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Spacecraft with U.S., Russian astronauts arrives at space station

Published 13/09/2017

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. [more…]

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Published 11/09/2017

Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil consuming nation. [more…]

Erdogan says U.S. court charge of Turkish ex-minister is political step

Erdogan says U.S. court charge of Turkish ex-minister is political step

Published 08/09/2017

President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized charges announced by U.S. prosecutors against a Turkish former economy minister for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran as politically motivated and called on Washington to review the move. [more…]

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

Published 03/09/2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. [more…]

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Published 29/07/2017

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the crew of Paolo Nespoli of Italy, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Randy Bresnik of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan July 28, 2017.

A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, giving NASA for the first time four astronauts to boost U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Damascus won`t let `enemies` benefit from de-escalation zones-minister

Damascus won`t let `enemies` benefit from de-escalation zones-minister

Published 23/06/2017

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Damascus June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

The Syrian government will not allow its enemies to benefit from the creation of de-escalation zones in western Syria, the Syrian deputy foreign minister has said, ahead of international talks on the zones scheduled for early July in Kazakhstan.

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Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers on Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after claiming his first major title.

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Public sector investors favor real estate, renewables – survey

Published 12/06/2017

Public sector investors plan to raise exposure to real estate, infrastructure, green bonds and renewables over the coming year, while cutting holdings of low-yielding government bonds, an annual survey showed on Monday.

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Russian, French astronauts return from space station stint

Russian, French astronauts return from space station stint

Published 02/06/2017

The Soyuz MS-03 capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Oleg Novitskiy of Russia and Thomas Pesquet of France descends beneath a parachute just before landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A Russian cosmonaut and a French astronaut returned to Earth on Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after six months at the International Space Station, while their U.S. crewmate remained on the orbiting laboratory for an extended stay, a NASA television broadcast showed.

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