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German chancellor tries to reassure sceptical MPs ahead of Bundestag vote by saying IMF will take part in €86bn bailout<p>Angela Merkel has said that she expects the International Monetary Fund to take part in a new €86bn (£60bn) bailout for Greece, as the German chancellor prepares to face Bundestag …

Europe

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration

El Niño: Why now is the time to act

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year we have seen a succession of unusual weather events across Asia: Deadly heat waves in India and Pakistan, widespread drought in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and planned water rationing in Thailand.<p>Climate scientists have confirmed that these are all likely results of an …

Russia warns of Ukraine offensive amid deadly shelling

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, has warned of a possible Ukraine offensive against pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine, following an upsurge in fighting that has left nine people, including at least seven civilians, dead.<p>"We are worried by the developments in recent days, which …

Space age Tower of Babel: Canadian company patents 20km lift to heavens

A towering structure rising 20 kilometers into the air with its top in the sky may sound like something out of an Old Testament passage or science …

Missing Indonesian Trigana Air Plane Found Crashed In Papua District

The wreckage of an Indonesian plane has been found in the Papua district of Oktabe, officials have said.<p>The Trigana Air plane, carrying 54 people, …

This isn't the only jaw-dropping light show astronauts just photographed from space

Astronauts have captured two jaw-dropping Earth-based light shows from their lofty perch in space.<p>One of them is incredibly beautiful, the other …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

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Democrats

Residents demand compensation in Tianjin blasts

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About a hundred people whose residences were damaged in the massive Tianjin blasts gathered Monday for a protest to demand …

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The Promise Of 5G

Hossein Moiin Contributor<p>Hossein Moiin is executive vice president and CTO of Nokia Networks.<p>The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, …

Europe, it’s time we built our own Silicon Valley

Back in 2013, I was one of nine entrepreneurs who contributed to the European Startup Manifesto. With Dutch politician Neelie Kroes at the helm, Niklas Zennström (Skype, Kazaa), Daniel Ek (Spotify), myself, and six others tried to boil down the solution to Europe’s startup problems into a simple, …

Europe

Alaska’s quest to power remote villages — and how it could spread clean energy worldwide

NENANA, Alaska — This village of 600, an hour’s drive beyond Alaska’s northernmost city of Fairbanks, has long depended on the Tanana River. Along the banks, huge fish wheels use the river’s flow to catch salmon. On a July day, a barge was loaded up with supplies, perhaps to transport to even more …