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Legion of fans to celebrate Star Wars 40th birthday

May 25, 2017 - UNITED STATES

Strife out there in the Galaxy hooked Star Wars fans in their droves on May 25, 1977. Forty years later, they are still on the hook and the sequels keep coming. Lucasfilm, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, kicks off the anniversary celebrations in Orlando, Florida, on April 13-16.

OPEC ministers meet to mull extending surprising production cuts

May 25, 2017 - AUSTRIA

Energy and oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will astonish experts a second time if they extend the deal for production cuts when they meet in Vienna.

NATO leaders meet at new headquarters in climate of uncertainty

May 25, 2017 - BELGIUM

NATO leaders meet, with an agenda weighed-down by recent United States military action, to inaugurate the Alliance's new palace of steel and glass in Brussels.

43rd G7 summit sees newcomers and possible contrarian views

May 26, 2017 - ITALY

The leaders of the Group of 7 (G7) nations meet in Taormina, Sicily. At least one newcomer to the group of major industrialized countries disdains traditional G7 aspirations as a matter of principle. Another newcomer, British Prime Minister Theresa May, might come seeking help.

Latest Pirates of the Caribbean reaches cinemas

May 26, 2017 - UNITED STATES

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives on screens after a studio snub for the star, Johnny Depp, AKA Captain Jack Sparrow: he wasn't featured in the teaser.

Golden Gate Bridge turns 80 with plans for suicide prevention net

May 27, 2017 - UNITED STATES

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge turns 80 with long-sought funding for a suicide-prevention net finally secure. Perhaps because of its celebrated beauty, the bridge is one of the world's most notorious suicide spots.

Brisbane hosts first Marvel show and stands in for New York City

May 27, 2017 - AUSTRALIA

The world's first Marvel exhibition opens at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. The Queensland city was the backdrop for some scenes in Thor: Ragnarok, the latest film based on Marvel comic book characters.

Kenya insists on refugee camps closure despite court order

May 31, 2017 - KENYA

Kenya's government continues to insist on the closure of the vast Dadaab refugee camp by the end of the month, despite a high court order to block the proposal. Generally described as the world's biggest by numbers, Dadaab houses Somalis who have fled civil war in their home country.

NASA sends laboratory to the ISS that will create coldest place in the Universe

June 1, 2017 - UNITED STATES

NASA plans to launch its Cold Atom Laboratory from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station with the aim of creating one of the coldest places in the Universe. Once installed on the station, scientists will be able to see how differently atoms interact in microgravity when almost motionless due to the cold.

Apple said to be planning iPhone production in India

June 1, 2017 - INDIA

Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture iPhones in India, which might bring the company under new fire from the new President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Palestinian membership bid considered at INTERPOL executive meet

June 1, 2017 - FRANCE

The INTERPOL Executive Committee, probably meeting in Lyon, considers whether to accept a Palestinian reapplication for membership in the global policing body. Israel credits its lobbying efforts for the suspension of the first application.

South Korea tests new bullet train to Winter Olympics venues

June 1, 2017 - SOUTH KOREA

A high-speed railway opens for testing ahead of the Winter Olympics, an amenity that South Korea hopes will help establish the area as a ski destination beyond the Feb 9-25 Games.

NASA creates coolest spot in Universe on ISS

June 1, 2017 - SPACE

NASA scientists plan to create the coldest spot in the Universe inside the International Space Station (ISS) for a physics experiment

NASA creates coolest spot in Universe on ISS

June 1, 2017 - SPACE

NASA scientists plan to create the coldest spot in the Universe inside the International Space Station (ISS) for a physics experiment

NASA creates coolest spot in Universe on ISS

June 1, 2017 - SPACE

NASA scientists plan to create the coldest spot in the Universe inside the International Space Station (ISS) for a physics experiment