Airbus plans to cut thousands of jobs throughout Europe
20 February 2020 | 10:06 am
The planemaker's Germany-based subsidiary, Defence and Space, has said it's undergoing "restructuring" after major financial losses. The group will cut a total of 2,362 jobs.
10 Jul 2021
Chinese astronauts make first space walk at new station
6 Jul 2021
Ethiopian soldiers captured by the Tigray Defence Force walk towards Mekele Rehabilitation Centre, in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region. According to the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF), more than 7,000 captive Ethiopian soldiers have walked from Abdi Eshir, about 75 km southwest of Mekele, for four days. The rebels marched into the city this week after local officials and federal government troops pulled out, and the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has since declared a unilateral ceasefire.
11 Jul 2021
The 70-year-old British billionaire reached space nine days before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' planned flight. But Bezos' company said Branson was simply not flying high enough.
14 Jul 2021
A new German military space command center has been officially inaugurated, with the goal of protecting satellites and monitoring threats in outer space. The focus is on asteroids and space junk rather than aliens.
1 Aug 2021
Senegalese living in some of Senegal's most arid regions are building circular, drought-resistant gardens known as Tolou Keurs with hopes of improving food security and, as part of Africa's Great Green Wall project, impeding the Sahara desert's steady advance.
7 Aug 2021
China has opened the doors on what it bills as the world's largest planetarium, a new Shanghai facility that showcases the nation's recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States.
3 Aug 2021
Australian defence force personnel assist police in several home isolation checks, with officers enforcing stay-at-home orders during Sydney's lockdown. Authorities have been struggling to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant in Sydney, and to ensure that residents follow containment rules as efforts to boost vaccination rates continue.
15 Aug 2021
The European Space Agency will have two spacecraft fly by Venus this week. One probe was developed with NASA while the other is a joint project with scientists from Japan.
26 Sep 2021
It’s naturally part of every human space exploration but remains taboo. Here’s what we do and don’t know about cosmic sex.
5 Oct 2021
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will prepare for his defence against an International Criminal Court probe into his deadly drug war after he retires from politics.
14 Oct 2021
Star Trek actor William Shatner and his crewmates -- Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers, and Glen de Vries -- train ahead of their trip to the edge of space.
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Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly opened with a warning from the UN Secretary General that we are in a "suicidal war against nature". The European Union’s leaders have made it clear that they want the bloc to be a champion for climate.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
7 hours ago
There's been no let-up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019, which have seen unprecedented footage of public burnings of the hijab. Despite disruptions to the internet, popular unrest has flared for a sixth day across the country over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
7 hours ago
It's an issue that's seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers' rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films.
8 hours ago
President Xi Jinping wants to establish the People's Republic of China as the leading world power of tomorrow. Never before has China been so successful and pursued such ambitious goals.
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Canada and Germany have signed a deal promising green hydrogen by 2025. A lot needs to happen in that time to realize that goal. Hydrogen has the potential to replace gas and oil in transport and industry, but it is still expensive and dirty.