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Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery

Marine veteran John Canley, now 80 and a retired sergeant major, received the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during the Vietnam War 50 years ago. Source: Fox News - National Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for...

Europe

Fly to the moon in virtual reality

The moon has been receiving a lot of attention lately. From Elon Musk's SpaceX trip around the moon -- which recently signed on its first billionaire passenger -- to NASA's renewed plans for moon exploration, it seems we're in a new lunar space race. Source: CNN...

Merkel's Bavarian allies lose majority in crushing vote

The ruling Christian Social Union lost its majority in the Bavarian state parliament Sunday in an election that is likely to rattle German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile "grand coalition" government. Source: CNN Europe Merkel's Bavarian allies lose majority...

MEPs back EU ban on single-use plastics from 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed Wednesday in the EU Parliament's environment committee. Source: European Business News MEPs back EU ban on single-use plastics from...

EU Council agrees on new emissions targets for cars and vans

EU environment ministers reached agreement Wednesday on a proposed regulation to set stricter CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Source: European Business News EU Council agrees on new emissions targets for cars and...

EU urged to step up climate action after UN report

Environmental groups urged the EU to take urgent action over climate change Monday, following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Source: European Business News EU urged to step up climate...

Brussels okays Slovakia state aid to Jaguar Land Rover

The EU Commission gave its approval Thursday to Slovakia's EUR 125 million investment aid to Jaguar Land Rover, saying it is in line with EU State aid rules, and will not unduly distort competition. Source: European Business News Brussels okays Slovakia state aid to...

Asia

'Genocide never happened in this country'

As our convoy of white jeeps rattle along the dirt roads through a vast landscape of fertile farmland, it's hard to see any physical evidence of the 392 villages that were burned down in Myanmar's Rakhine State, other than the odd patch of blackened, decaying trees....

Japan's long-held global life expectancy reign is ending

Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds. Source: CNN Asia Japan's long-held global life expectancy reign is...

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying...

Iran says Trump cannot bring oil prices down by 'bullying'

LONDON: US President Donald Trump cannot bring oil prices down by "bullying" other nations, Iran's oil minister said on Tuesday, adding that the market was suffering from short supply. US sanctions on Iranian oil exports are due to kick in on Nov 4. The...

Court awards damages to South Korea president for 'communist' slur

A former government official who called South Korean President Moon Jae-in a pro-North "communist" was ordered to pay 10 million won ($8,890) in damages, a court in Seoul ordered Tuesday. Source: Channel News Asia Court awards damages to South Korea president for...

Najib Razak questioned again by anti-graft agency over 1MDB

PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak was questioned for about six hours by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday (Oct 16), in relation to scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Najib had arrived at the...

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