ESA discusses future missions to the moon
17 December 2022 | 3:15 pm
France, Germany, and Italy – the three biggest contributors to the European Space Agency – have announced they want to build their own European made rocket launcher systems. The costs are a main talking point as ESA officials gather in Paris for talks.
28 Aug 2020
The EU has suspended its training missions in Mali following last week's military coup in the West African country. Germany says some of the soldiers behind the armed takeover were trained in Europe.
19 Sep 2020
As the Global Center on Adaptation extends its footprint to Africa, Chairman of the Board and the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon joined CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss how the GCA plans to operate in Africa.
27 Oct 2020
New studies have found that water might be distributed across the lunar surface in more places and larger quantities than previously suspected. It could be useful for astronauts seeking refreshments or fuel in the future.
28 Oct 2020
There may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment on the lunar surface.
28 Nov 2020
China has launched an unmanned spacecraft that aims to retrieve rock and soil samples from the moon. It is the first such mission in several decades and comes as Beijing continues to step up its space program.
19 Jan 2021
Moon Jae-in called on the US president-elect to continue talks with North Korea. Talks between Trump and Kim Jong Un stalled earlier over sanctions and limited progress on the North's nuclear program.
2 May 2021
Never since the 1960s has humanity been so fixated on the heavens. The countdown to Friday's launch of SpaceX's Dragon Crew from Cape Canaveral in Florida is just one small step on the road to returning to the Moon, manned trips to Mars and much more. We ask about this mission and the first Frenchman to return to space, Thomas Pesquet.
28 May 2021
Stargazers in Sydney cast their eyes skyward to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens align to bring an extra-spectacular lunar eclipse. The first total lunar eclipse in two years will happen at the same time as the Moon is closest to Earth, in what astronomers say is a once-in-a-decade show.
5 Jun 2021
NASA is launching two new missions to Venus at the end of the decade to find out why the planet became "an inferno-like world." The missions will take place from 2028 to 2030.
4 Jun 2021
In Africa, foreign military interventions are in the spotlight for failing to end conflicts at the continent's hotspots. Both internal and external political interests are contributing factors.
6 Aug 2021
English footballer Jack Grealish reacts after Manchester City announced they would sign him for a six-year deal for a fee reported to be £100 million ($139 million).
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday that the abuse that has been directed at his player Vinicius Jr is a problem for the whole of Spanish football, not for the 22-year-old Brazilian.
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While on a trip to Mali, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced more military support for the Malian military junta. Moscow says it will assist Mali in its bid to defeat an Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.
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In his 20th season at 38 years old, 'The King' is the new career scoring king of the NBA with 38,390 points. LeBron James has done it. James became the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday (7 February), passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career total of 38,387 points.
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Social media posts and articles link Microsoft founder Bill Gates to widespread egg scarcity in the United States, citing his funding in plant-based egg industries and major investment in US farmland and agriculture. Vedika Bahl cracks the code in this episode of Truth or Fake.
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The bomb was discovered not far from the tracks. Trains were disrupted to the Swiss city of Basel and it is unclear when service will resume.
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Talking Europe hosts Mark Gitenstein, the US ambassador to the EU and a close confidant of President Joe Biden since the 1970s. Gitenstein took up his position in Brussels a year ago, and it proved to be a baptism of fire, with the war in Ukraine starting just a few weeks into his job.