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The Colonization of Mars

Mars is the focus of much scientific study about possible human colonization. Mars's surface conditions and past presence of liquid water make it arguably the most hospitable planet in the…

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Trump tax returns will never be released

One of US President Donald Trump's top aides has said that opposition Democrats will "never" see his tax returns. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the call…

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Rwanda marks 25 years since genocide

Rwanda's president said the country had become "a family once again", while marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide that killed 800,000 people. Paul Kagame, who led a rebel force…

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Philippines President Duterte warns China to back off disputed island

President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible Philippines military action if China “touches,” AFP reports. Duterte…

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France hosts G7 foreign ministers’ meeting, Pompeo won’t attend

France offered a wary welcome to foreign ministers from the G7 on Friday for a meeting overshadowed by a snub from Donald Trump’s US administration, Britain’s Brexit issues, and months…

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Kremlin watches situation in Libya, stands for peaceful settlement

Moscow is keeping a close watch on the developments in Libya and believes that peaceful, political settlement is the sole way to resolve the situation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has…

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Facebook to block foreign ads ahead of Australian election

Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month. The move follows growing criticism of the social media giant’s role in the spread of disinformation, AFP…

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US envoy Khalilzad says various Afghan groups will be included in peace talks

The US envoy tasked with forging a peace deal with the Taliban met with officials in Pakistan on Friday. Zalmay Khalilzad earlier told leaders and various groups in Afghanistan that…

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Russia, China to take joint action in UNSC on Korean settlement

Moscow and Beijing are working out joint actions at the UN Security Council that will give impetus to the process of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula, Russian Deputy…

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Syrian FM accuses Trump administration of ‘lies’ about withdrawing troops

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday that the Trump administration “lies” all the time about withdrawing its troops from the country. He accused…

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