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YEHUD, Israel | Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

YEHUD, Israel — An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries plan to launch their unmanned craft in December, the team said at a press … Continue reading YEHUD, Israel | Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

LONDON | UK official reassures residents in poisoning case

LONDON — Britain’s home secretary is visiting Amesbury and Salisbury in southwestern England to reassure residents that the risk to the public remains very low despite the recent poisoning of two people exposed to a deadly nerve agent. Sajid Javid said Sunday that both towns remain open for business and urged people to visit. Javid … Continue reading LONDON | UK official reassures residents in poisoning case

AMESBURY, England | 2nd Novichok poisoning likely not deliberate, police say

AMESBURY, England— British officials investigating a second case of poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack. Police announced late Wednesday that specialists have determined that a couple in their 40s were poisoned by the … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | 2nd Novichok poisoning likely not deliberate, police say

LONDON | The Latest: Kremlin denies involvement in 2nd UK poisoning

LONDON— The Latest on the second case of nerve agent poisoning in England (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Kremlin’s spokesman says Russia is concerned with a second case of nerve agent poisoning in England, emphasizing that Russia has nothing to do with either case. British police said Wednesday that a couple in their 40s … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Kremlin denies involvement in 2nd UK poisoning

AMESBURY, England  | 2nd Novichok poisoning worries residents near English city

AMESBURY, England  — A second case of poisoning with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England raised fears Thursday that the massive cleanup effort that followed the sickening of a former Russian spy and his daughter failed to remove all of the substance from the area. British officials announced late Wednesday that specialists have … Continue reading AMESBURY, England  | 2nd Novichok poisoning worries residents near English city

LONDON  | UK authorities seeking clues in new Novichok poisoning case

LONDON  — British officials are seeking clues in the rush to understand how two Britons were exposed to the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. The country’s chief counterterrorism police officer says specialists have determined that the couple in their 40s were poisoned by the same lethal toxin — developed by the Soviet Union — that almost … Continue reading LONDON  | UK authorities seeking clues in new Novichok poisoning case

MOSCOW | The Latest: French squad trying to cope in Matuidi’s absence

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 3:20 p.m. While Uruguay sweats on striker Edinson Cavani’s fitness ahead of the quarterfinal against France, Les Bleus must cope without influential midfielder Blaise Matuidi in Friday’s eagerly-awaited match. The 31-year-old Matuidi, who has 70 international appearances, is suspended and assistant coach Guy Stephan … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: French squad trying to cope in Matuidi’s absence

WASHINGTON| The Latest: Russian official likens Trump to Hitler

WASHINGTON | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A highly placed Russian politician is likening President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler after the launch of airstrikes against Syria, and says he regards the action as a move against Russia. Alexander Sherin, deputy head of … Continue reading WASHINGTON| The Latest: Russian official likens Trump to Hitler