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SpaceX's first astronaut launch postponed

SpaceX decided to postpone its Demo-2 launch as unfavorable weather conditions in the region posed risks to the equipment and crew.  Liftoff, which was originally scheduled for 4:33 p.m. May 27, is now moved to the afternoon of May …

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U.S. to provide additional $125 million to Ukraine

The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine's government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with …

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Boeing resumes production of 737 Max planes

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at a "low" rate following two deadly crashes that led to the aircraft's global grounding by regulators, the company said. The jet hasn't flown commercially since March …

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NHL announces plans to resume season

The NHL season will resume this summer, directly into playoffs that will be contested in two "hub cities" for the duration of the tournament, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced. Cities being considered as playoff hosts are …

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U.S. ends waivers for nations in Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States was ending waivers in its sanctions for nations that remain in the Iran nuclear accord "Today, I am ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive …

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74 COVID-19 patients die in New York over past 24 hours

New York governor Andrew Cuomo reported 74 additional deaths in the state from COVID-19 over the past day, the New York Times reported. The coronavirus death toll in the United States has exceeded 100,000, according to the latest …

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Pentagon: U.S. can arrange nuclear test within months

The United States will be ready to hold a nuclear test within a few months if ordered so by the country’s president, the Defense News portal said citing Drew Walter, who is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of defense for …

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Trump predicts number of COVID-19 deaths in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he believes that there will be more than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country. According to the U.S. leader, this number would be higher, had it not been for the timely actions of …

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Israeli plane lands in Turkey after 10-long pause

Israel’s flag carrier completed its first cargo flight to Turkey in 10 years, the latest sign of a thaw in ties between the two nations, the Israeli embassy in Turkey said on Twitter. An El-Al plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday, …

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Oil prices slightly increased

Oil prices rose slightly after they eased on concerns over rising tensions between the United States and China. WTI crude futures increased 0.78%, to $33.51 a barrel, at 08:31 MSK, while Brent crude futures were up by $0.26 on …

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Trump: Putin doesn't want me to win election

U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested during an interview on the news programme Full Measure that Russian President Vladimir Putin is very fond of him, but is not interested in his further success as U.S. president. "He …

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U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit in June

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven leaders will take place at the end of June, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said. U.S. President Donald Trump in March canceled the G7 meeting scheduled for June 10 …

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