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EU summit the last summit for Britain?

  • March 21, 2019 - EUROPEAN UNION

    The big question over the first summit of the Romanian EU presidency, in Brussels, is whether it will be Britain’s last. The country is due to depart on Mar 29, but continuing arguments in Westminster about the terms of the exit open the possibility of a protracted delay. The non-Brexit issues for the summit include defense, trade warfare and migration.

Iran to deploy warships to the Atlantic

  • March 21, 2019 - IRAN

    The Iranian navy will deploy warships in the Atlantic after the start of the Iranian new year, which begins on March 21.

New South Wales state vote another test for Australia’s governing coalition

  • March 23, 2019 - AUSTRALIA

    The vote for the 57th Parliament of New South Wales looms as a second test for Australia’s governing Liberal-National coalition ahead of federal elections as early as May.

Thai junta plans election after many delays and appears ready to follow through

  • March 24, 2019 - THAILAND

    The Thai regime has set this date for the long-delayed election, and appears ready to follow through. It is the first vote under a rewritten constitution.

Images after Exxon Valdez oil spill for 30th anniversary deliver a warning

  • March 24, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Thirty years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef in Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound and spilled 11 million gallons of crude. Until the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, it was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The aftermath images serve as an environmental impact warning to the Trump Administration, which plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

NASA issues deadline for private sector lunar probe bids

  • March 25, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    In a hurry, NASA has invited private companies to submit bids for building a lunar probe by the March date. The agency is targeting 2024 for an unmanned lunar landing and 2028 for the next U.S. mission to land humans on the Moon.

White House issues March bump stock deadline

  • March 26, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The White House has announced that bump stocks, devices that let rifles fire like machine guns, must be destroyed or turned in by Mar 26. Litigation might delay the impact as gun lobbying groups vow to sue the Administration.

Nuclear power industry still hurting 40 years after Three Mile Island accident

  • March 28, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The country’s worst nuclear power accident began at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania 40 years ago when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor failed to close and created a near-meltdown. The image of nuclear power took a hit, and didn’t recover completely. No new plants have been built, and some owners of now-aged reactors are struggling for rescue packages.

Tibet uprising crushed 60 years ago

  • March 28, 2019 - CHINA

    Beijing will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the complete “liberation” of Tibet, while the Tibetans will mourn the loss of their beloved country.

Brexit due date looms but dispute about terms a threat to the timetable

  • March 29, 2019 - UNITED KINGDOM

    Britain is due to make history at 2300 GMT on Mar 29 as the first full European Union member to quit the bloc, but a split in Parliament over the terms of the exit threatens every part of the timetable.