Mind-blowing Andromeda galaxy and ‘Cosmic Inferno’ earn space photo contest’s top prizes

Based in the U.K. and open to photographers of all levels, the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s international contest celebrates outstanding space photography. Judges award prizes for spectacular images of celestial objects such as the moon, the sun, auroras and galaxies, and for photos that juxtapose people (or that show the influence of humans) alongside the night […]

Scenic Rivers Photo contest

Winners in the three categories in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Scenic Rivers Photography Contest as judged by professionals selected by LDWF staff. The contest celebrated the 50th anniversary of the state’s Scenic Rivers Act. Contest sponsors included the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Pontchartrain Conservancy and the Louisiana Wildlife […]

World’s most beautiful scenes in Agora’s Travel photo contest

A dramatic shot taken from the edge of the village of Santana on Madeira’s northern coastline out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The photographer behind it, Italian Filippo Bellisola, said: ‘It was our last day in Madeira and I came here with two friends to catch the last sunset of the trip. The weather was not […]

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the country’s coronavirus czar and hospital directors have “waved a red flag” and warned that the situation could rapidly worsen, overwhelming hospitals and leading to “many severe cases and many deaths.”

Russia Opens Ferry Link to North Korea Despite U.S. Warnings over Missile Tests

“We call on all nations to fully implement U.N. Security Council Resolutions, and sever or downgrade diplomatic and commercial relations with North Korea,” a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, Katina Adams, said when asked about the new ferry service.

North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

During Tuesday’s meeting, Kim described the recovery efforts at Komdok a national priority to revive “important arteries of the national economy,” and ordered that the rebuilding of homes, roads and railways be completed by Oct. 10, when the ruling party celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding.

Amid virus surge, Noem pushes tourism with CARES Act funds

Money for the ad will come for $1.25 billion the state received from the federal government to address the coronavirus crisis. The U.S. Treasury Department is allowing states to use the money to publicize when tourism activities resume and ensure visitor’s safety. The Department of Tourism has said it is considering placing the ad on […]

French Senators look at South Korea’ strategy against virus

South Korea has reported at least 21,500 people infected with the virus and 344 deaths in a country with over 50 million people. France, which has about 67 million inhabitants, has reported over 335,500 cases and 30,764 deaths in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tourism sector proposes Gov’t spend VND5 trillion to stimulate tourism

Supported by the State stimulation package, domestic tourism is expected to play an important role in maintaining the jobs of 2.5 million laborers in the country and contributing to stabilizing the economy as travel firms, hotels, passenger transport service providers and household businesses active in the service and tourism sectors begin to resume operations.

Trump Becomes First Sitting American President to Step Into North Korea—a Win for Kim Jong Un

Moon was full of praise for Trump as they announced that the meeting with Kim was on after their own summit in the Blue House, the South Korean presidential complex. “I hope President Trump will be able to go down in history as the president who has achieved peace on the Korean peninsula,” he said. […]