On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."
It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future — a smart city built from the Internet up — offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology.
Of the thousands of people who blocked central London to demand action on climate change at the Extinction Rebellion protests last month, it was 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg who stood out as the movement’s figurehead.
Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.
The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms to go green.
A report released recently might have you changing what you drink with your dinner.
By Sadeq Dehqan & Farzam Vanaki
The draft Irish government plan on responding to a warming world that potentially poses an existential threat to humanity sets out its ambition succinctly: “To make Ireland a leader in responding to climate disruption”.
Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggested.
Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests.
Austrian parliament has approved a law to ban Muslim girls from wearing headscarf in primary schools.
Algerians protest outside the main post office in Algiers for the 13th consecutive Friday, demanding reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime.
Over the last month the US-China trade war has boosted the risk of a US recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40 percent.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated $1.5 million to the Palestinians in a move to alleviate the suffering of people in the besieged Gaza Strip.
US President Donald Trump has proposed overhauling the country’s immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans.
Four US senators have sent a letter to President Donald Trump to express growing concerns on Capitol Hill that his administration is “inflating threats and bending intelligence” to justify a potential armed confrontation with Iran.
US President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to avoid a military confrontation with Iran, the New York Times and Reuters have reported.
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA told prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais that a dam is at risk of rupturing at its Gongo Soco mine, about 40 miles from where its Brumadinho dam collapsed, killing more than 230 people.
With economists warning of yet another US recession on the horizon, China's top newspaper says an escalating US trade war will never bring the Asian power to its knees, but will make it stronger.
A Palestinian human rights organization says it has documented the arrest of 100 Palestinians, including four women, by Israeli forces during the first ten days of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alireza Kazemi-Abadi, submitted his credentials to OPCW Director General Fernando Arias in The Hague on Thursday.
Many cultural events will be held throughout the world to mark International Museum Day, which falls on May 18.
As the French came to terms with the damage inflicted on Notre Dame Cathedral by a recent fire, architects and graphic designers have been sharing their ideas for the reconstruction of the iconic cathedral.
Iran rejects Saudi claim on Yemen drone attack
A number of Iranian literati and Khayyam scholars as well as his aficionados will gather at the University of Neyshabur in his hometown today to discuss works by the great Persian poet and mathematician.
Pakistani prime minister’s advisor on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production said Iran and Pakistan were working on a barter trade deal mechanism to enhance bilateral trade.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed new Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) deputy commander and deputy commander for coordination.
Some $10 billion in foreign currency facilities will be made available from the resources of Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) in the year to March 2020 for investment in domestic projects, said the fund’s vice president.
The first phase of the Iran, Azerbaijan e-TIR project is to officially start on May 22, when all the transit operations between two countries become fully electronic.
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said Iran has developed an indigenous firewall securing its sensitive industrial facilities against Stuxnet, a cyber weapon widely believed to be made by the US and Israel and used in the past to target the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
Part of an ancient skull belonging a Homo sapiens (modern humans), discovered in an archaeological site in western Iran, was unveiled in Lorestan Province on Friday.
Stephen Curry scored 37 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit before holding off Portland on the final possession for a 114-111 win Thursday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is leaving after five seasons in which the Italian side dominated Serie A, the Italian club said on Friday.
Ivankovic: Third one ‘toughest of all’
Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes.
The Louvre Museum in Paris paid tribute to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei, who has died at age 102.
Pelosi: Responsibility in Constitution is for Congress to declare war
As tensions rising between Iran and the US, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi accused Washington of using “fake intelligence.”
The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday, after US President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a potentially devastating blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent’s chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispute that began after Crimea’s reunification with the country.
South Korea decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test.
Turkey’s government aims to pass an economic legislation package ahead of next month’s renewed Istanbul mayoral election, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday, including the transfer of the central bank’s legal reserves to the Treasury.
British runner Jo Pavey revealed Nike stopped her sponsorship money immediately when she told the American multinational sportswear company she was pregnant.
Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of pedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on livestreaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children's charities warned.
A French doctor already under investigation for poisoning seven patients has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern France, one of his lawyers said.
A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in US history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy.
For many at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in the US, January 1 this year didn't mean a New Year's celebration.
The first big batch of SpaceX Internet satellites will have to wait at least another week to get aloft.
Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft’s cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop image sensors.
A new ‘flying taxi’ was unveiled by German startup Lilium, which claims the vertical takeoff craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years.
Hospital waste is being sent from Scotland to Wales for disposal, following the collapse of scandal hit firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).
Children may need to be vaccinated against measles before starting school to prevent the spread of the disease in the UK, experts have warned.
A revolutionary new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes — and that this change may be reversible.
Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe.
BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act.
Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the US West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in the heated-up Arctic waters off Alaska.
Air pollution in major regions of northern China increased during the first four months of 2019, the country’s environment ministry said on Friday, raising fears that regions have eased curbs on industry to halt the smog amid concerns about a slowing economy.
US President Donald Trump is angry with his National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who are pushing the United States into a military confrontation with Iran, a report has revealed.
Human Rights Watch has called on Bahraini officials to “immediately” suspend death sentences given to two political dissidents convicted on terrorism-related charges.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rules out any prospect of negotiation with the United States, calling the Washington regime a “bully” trying to force all others into acting illegally.
Tehran's mission to the UN has rejected as a mere "propaganda war" America's decision to pull its diplomats out of Iraq amid claims of heightened "threats" from Iran, emphasizing that the Islamic Republic poses threat to no one — neither in Iraq nor elsewhere in the world.
A new study has shown that alcohol drinkers in the United Kingdom get drunk more than any other nationality in the world.
Eight people, including six Kashmiri fighters, an Indian soldier and a local civilian, have been killed during a gunbattle between militants and government forces in the Indian-administered Kashmir.
British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who took the position two weeks ago, has used her maiden speech to plead for more military funding by citing Russia and China as threats, following what has become a trend in the UK’s foreign policy of recent months.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed alarm at the leakage of radioactive material from a concrete dome built to contain waste from atomic bomb tests by the United States amd France during the Cold War.
Syria has censured Israel’s land theft and repressive measures against Syrians in the occupied side of the Golan Heights as a flagrant violation of international law, saying that Damascus reserves the right to re-establish control over the occupied land.
A political analyst from New York believes that the United Kingdom is only serving the military interests o the United States by spending more money on American weaponry.