Saudi Arabia to Announce Country’s First Nuclear Reactor Soon, Insiders Say

Another source told Reuters that the Saudis would present the details of their plan to the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog affiliate, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) later in September. They also hope to begin construction of the plant in 2018.

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

Among the prominent opponents to the project is the former environment minister, Jairan Ramesh, who also wrote a letter to Modi condemning coal auctions. It was during his time in office that a survey was carried out in 2010 on India’s biggest coalfields and determined that 30% were “no-go areas” due to their biodiversity or […]

5-star James Williams commits to Miami

“One of the most rare body types in the 2020 class. Long, streamlined athlete with a massive safety frame that would more traditionally translate to a box defender. Not bulky. Lean and muscled with continued developmental upside. Despite long levers, shows a smooth backpedal and natural defensive back movement skills. Very effective as a single-high […]

India, China hold Major General-level talks at Ladakh’s Daulat Beg Oldi over Depsang tensions

In the August 2 meeting, the Indian side had insisted on complete disengagement of Chinese troops at the earliest, and immediate restoration of status quo ante in all areas of eastern Ladakh prior to May 5 when the standoff began following a clash between the two armies in Pangong Tso. The Chinese military has pulled […]

Coronavirus: Why US is expecting an ‘avalanche’ of evictions

A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? UPLIFTING STORY: ” I got a life-changing opportunity in lockdown’ MENTAL TOLL: The effect on our brains GLOBAL TAKE: Which country has the most generous bailout? THE LOST SIX WEEKS: Missed chances for US to contain outbreak He rejects an idea put forward by the tenant advocacy community […]

He’s been stung 1,000 times — for science

“I think it’s important that we realize we’re on this planet Earth, this little blue, beautiful ball that we’re coinhabiting with insects,” he says. “We all need each other. Insects do something good, we do something good — we hope — and we should all get along and just enjoy the life together.”

Russian Space-Age Stealth Bomber to Hit the Skies With Hypersonic Weapons

“This is a fundamentally new plane with a new sighting and navigation system. This plane will be equipped with the latest communication systems and electronic warfare, and will have little visibility to radar,” Long-Range Aviation Commander Lt.-Gen. Anatoly Zhuravlev said.

Belarus’ leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote

“Lukashenko lacks a plan to modernize the country. He has taken political freedoms away, and now he is depriving people of a chance for economic growth,” said Valery Tsepkalo, a former Belarusian ambassador to the United States who planned to challenge Lukashenko for the presidency but fled to Russia with his children last month to […]

Artful by Ali Smith – review

Still, this book is not a novel, nor even short stories, but rather a collection of four essays – lectures that Smith gave at Oxford University under the headings “On Time”, “On Form”, “On Edge” and “On Offer and On Reflection”. So it is, in a way, even more unsettling that here in the book […]

Belarus’ leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote

When the presidential campaign began, authorities cracked down on the opposition with a renewed vigor. More than 1,300 protest participants have been detained since May, according to the Viasna human rights center. The campaign chief for one of the candidates race was arrested outside a polling station Friday and sentenced to 10 days in jail […]