NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway dark world

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has sent a signal back to the Earth that it has successfully made it through a risky flyby past the most distant planetary object ever studied, the American space agency said on Tuesday. NASA rang in the New Year with a landmark flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic…

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In the Stock Market, It’s a Dog-Eat-Dow World

In the last three months of the year, stock prices have gone to the dogs. The Dogs of the Dow, that is. Worries about the Federal Reserve’s path of interest-rates increases, simmering trade tensions with China and stalling economic growth around the world have tested the durability of the nearly 10-year bull-market run in U.S.…

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Amnesty chief Q&A: Women’s resilience is what world needs today

From campaigns to liberalise abortion laws in Ireland, Argentina and Poland, to the #MeToo movement and the controversy over the confirmation of Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the United States, women’s rights issues made headlines around the world in 2018.  But, despite the increasing visibility, gender equality remains elusive for the majority of the world’s women. As…

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Checking Trump: What do the midterms mean for the world?

Americans cast their votes in the country’s midterm elections on November 6.  As predicted, President Donald Trump’s Republican party held on to the Senate, but the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. What does a split legislature mean for the administration’s foreign policy agenda? And what should the rest of the world take…

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Axios World

Another U.S. neighbor is moving closer to legal weed after a ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court last week that establishes a precedent for courts across the country, Axios’ Diego Rodriguez writes. Why it matters: Fernando Belaunzarán, a former Mexican congressman and drug legalization activist, told Axios that the court’s ruling that three plaintiffs must be…

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Axios World

A tiny tropical nation hopes to set an example for the world on two crucial challenges: reversing authoritarianism and standing up to China. Why it matters: Democracy appears to be returning to the Maldives six years after the country’s first, short-lived democratic government was toppled. In an election last month that was widely expected to…

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