World Sep 18, 2019

Russia to give cosmonauts guns to fend off animals on landing

Russia is testing a gun that returning cosmonauts could use to fend off wild animals when landing in remote areas, the head of the Russian space agency said Wednesday. Cosmonauts have been unarmed for more than a decade but Roscosmos agency head Dmitry Rogozin said ...

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

National Sep 17, 2019

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

The government plans to build a central database to strengthen the monitoring of remote islands that define Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, according to sources. The database will list basic information on the remote islands together with image data from satellites, aerial photography ...

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

World Sep 16, 2019

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a cease-fire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over ...

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant arrives at Siberian port

World Sep 14, 2019

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant arrives at Siberian port

Russia's world first floating nuclear power station on Saturday completed a 5,000-kilometer (3,100-mile) Arctic transfer to the country's far east, the Rosatom nuclear agency said. "The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear plant arrived ... at Pevek, in the autonomous district of Chukotka," where it is to ...