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December 7, 2018 7:58 PM China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e- 10

December 7, 2018 5:23 PM U.S.-China trade war distracting from talks with Canada on steel tariffs, says Morneau

U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs of 25 per cent and 10 per cent on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, from Canada in May, prompting retaliatory tariffs by Canada on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. goods. Meanwhile, American tariffs against China have triggered a tit-for-tat trade war affecting hundreds of billions of dollars in goods over the past year. Despite 9

December 5, 2018 5:36 PM No president was ‘more courageous, more principled and more honourable’ than George H.W. Bush, Mulroney says in eulogy

WASHINGTON—No American president was “more courageous, more principled and more honourable than George Herbert Walker Bush,” former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney said in an eulogy at Wednesday’s state funeral. “Let me tell you that, when George Bush was president of the United States of America, every single head of government in the world knew that they were dealing 19

December 3, 2018 2:41 PM Oil remains India’s bugbear as rupee, bonds buck trade cheer

“The Indian rupee stands to benefit less from this as India is not as reliant on exports, and the bounce in oil prices could also weigh on the currency,” said Khoon Goh, head of research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. in Singapore. The rupee declined 0.7 per cent to 70.04 at 12:10 p.m. in Mumbai, while the yield on 10-year bonds rose two basis 10

December 3, 2018 1:31 PM Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes, says South Korea president

Moon said he and Trump agreed during their meeting that Kim’s trip to Seoul would play a “very positive role” in U.S.-North Korea nuclear diplomacy. Moon said it’s still unclear whether Kim will visit Seoul by the end of this year, and that it’s up to the North Korean leader. Moon, who has facilitated a series of high-level talks between the United States 14

December 2, 2018 6:11 PM Pope lights candle to promote peace in Syria

Lifting the candle to the window, Francis prayed that “These flames, and many flames of hope, disperse the darkness of war.” “Let’s pray and help the Christians to remain in Syria and the Middle East as witnesses of mercy, of forgiveness and of reconciliation. May the flames of hope also reach those who are enduring conflict and war in these days in other 12

November 30, 2018 3:53 PM U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

JOHANNESBURG—Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department 11

November 29, 2018 1:58 PM Trump’s keeping it quick, taking in-and-out trip to G20 in Argentina

Three current and former White House officials said Trump has at times expressed frustration about travel overseas, and they have curtailed trips to his liking. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. White House aides said Trump prefers to play the role of host rather 16

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 19

November 23, 2018 6:54 PM Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

Humanity’s nearly 60-year history of trying to get to Mars includes attempts to fly past the red planet for picture-taking without stopping, as well as the vastly more complicated efforts to put spacecraft into orbit around the red planet and to actually land. NASA’s Mariner 4 performed the first successfully flyby of the red planet in 1965, sending 25