United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saw the possibility of a deal to reunify Cyprus before he leaves office at the end of 2016, but the talks collapsed on Nov 22. They will resume in [...]
Contenders in Google’s U.S. $30 million Lunar XPrize competition must line up a 2017 Moon mission by the end of 2016 to stay in the race. Three teams – Moon Express in the United States, [...]
Catalan leaders vowed in Nov 2015 to separate from Spain by 2017. The end of year date will arrive with Spain still intact, and the secession plan under heavy assault.
The date set for a drawdown of United States troops in the strife-torn country instead marks the start of an indefinite U.S. military presence – unless U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump alters [...]
Twenty-five years ago Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev delivered the coup de grace to the ailing Communist empire, which covered some one-sixth of the Earth’s landmass. His reforms hastened the [...]
Project Blue, an ambitious initiative to directly image planets around the double suns of Alpha Centauri, has started crowdfunding for its space telescope.
President Joseph Kabila’s second term was due to expire on this date following an election in April for a successor, which didn’t happen. He has struck a deal that allows him to stay at the [...]
Millions of Americans left polling places in November believing they had chosen the country’s next leader, but they were wrong: the outcome of the presidential election is decided in December [...]
Pope Francis turns 80 without the universal good wishes of his flock. Since his election as leader of the Catholic Church on Mar 13, 2013, he has won over rank-and-file Catholics, but has [...]