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India conducts crucial test ahead of first manned space mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the first of a series of test flights on Saturday in preparation for the ambitious human spaceflight mission – Gaganyaan – scheduled for 2025. The Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission 1 was scheduled to lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center …

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Swedish embassy torched ahead of new Koran burning stunt

A large crowd of rioters have stormed the Swedish Embassy in Iraq and set the building ablaze, in a protest against an officially sanctioned protest, with possible Koran-burning, planned outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm. Hundreds of people flocked to the diplomatic mission in the early hours of Thursday morning, …

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Taiwan relocates fighter jets ahead of Pelosi visit – media

Taiwan has relocated French-supplied Mirage 2000 fighter jets and other military hardware, according to local media, ahead of a possible visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Eight additional aircraft were moved to the Chihhang Air Base, adding to the two Mirage 2000 fighters already stationed there, the Taiwan-based China …

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New UK nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

The UK government granted development consent to the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk in the East of England on Wednesday, in a move that has drawn fierce opposition from eco-activists. According to the UK authorities, the NPP will produce “reliable, low-carbon electricity to help Britain achieve Net Zero,” …

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EU warned of years of high gas prices ahead

Gas prices in the EU will remain high for several more years, Russia’s vice-premier and former energy minister, Aleksander Novak said on Friday, warning of serious problems across Europe when the autumn-winter period starts. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, he said that the bloc needs to pump another …

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UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years to go ahead

One of Britain’s fastest growing labor unions announced on Saturday that a series of planned strikes on the rail network and London Tube next week will be held. The action is expected to become the biggest walkout on the railway network in 30 years. Following weeks of negotiations between the …

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US fuel prices reach new highs ahead of Memorial Day

US retail gasoline prices have climbed to fresh all-time highs just in time for the traditional start of America’s summer driving season, the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Prices at the pump for regular-grade gasoline rose to $4.60 per gallon on Thursday and held around that level on Friday, according to …

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