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Scientists ‘confident’ comet lander will wake up

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

The combination image of several partially enlarged photographs released by the European Space Agency, ESA, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014. The series of images was captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera...

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Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, trucks leave a container wharf in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Nov. 17 that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September in the second straight quarterly decline. Most economists had...

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After a...

US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands at the start of their meeting at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo...

Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE -This image from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera, released by the European Space Agency ESA on Nov. 13, 2014 shows the Philae lander on Nov. 12, 2014 Philae landed Nov. 12, next to a cliff that largely blocked sunlight from reaching its solar...

With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy

November 16, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Police detain anti-Black Pete demonstrators as Saint Nicholas arrived in the historic city of Gouda, Netherlands, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Black Petes, the traditional black-faced sidekicks of Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, walked side-by-side...

Philae probe drills into comet, turns toward light

November 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE -The combination photo of different images taken with Philae’s CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Philae...

Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

November 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this April 2014 photo provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia, right, visits with Bishop John K. Yambasu at the United Methodist Church’s Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia has tested positive for Ebola and...

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

November 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Serbian Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic observes Russian-Serbian joint antiterrorist exercise Srem 2014, at Nikinci training ground, 60 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) NIKINCI, Serbia (AP) —...

China must change economy to meet climate targets

November 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A family riding an electric tricycle bike is silhouetted against the sun setting on a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country’s decades-long growth of greenhouse gas...