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U.S. official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

Jun 16, 2017

U.S. official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

It took months of “quiet diplomacy,” a change in U.S. presidents and an American diplomat’s extraordinary, secret visit to Pyongyang to bring Otto Warmbier home. U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun was a household name to almost no one before Warmbier’s return to Ohio on ...

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

/ Jun 15, 2017

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported. A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-ton telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11 ...