“I think they should reconsider,” Francis said, according to transcripts of the in-flight press conference. “I hope they rethink it a bit… Because I heard the U.S. president speak: he presents himself as a person who is pro-life.” Francis went on to say that splitting up families is in direct conflict with anyone who truly sees himself as pro-life. … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Makes Everything That Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Say Sound Stupid
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Osaka will know she will need to raise her level in the second round when meeting fellow twice grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka, who downed struggling 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in a match-up that certainly stood out at Thursday's draw. … [Read more...] about World No.1 Naomi Osaka escapes after French Open scare
With all its oil and gas money, Russia has never managed to produce its own quality cell phone or laptop, but spaceships were something every Russian brought up as an example of national pride. The first human in space, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, is treated as a national hero. But the years of glory are long gone. The space pride is fading away now. Today, even the Kremlin-loyal news agencies have to admit the obvious: Russia’s space agency is in deep crisis. … [Read more...] about Who Sabotaged the International Space Station?
“I did the first models based on images of his hands, but those were far from ideal,” Costa said. “I approached the maestro at the end of a concert in my city of Sumaré, in the Sao Paulo countryside. He quickly noticed they wouldn't work, but then he invited me to his house to develop the project.” … [Read more...] about Brazilian piano legend plays again thanks to ‘magic’ gloves
Russia could sense that its monopoly over certain aspects of space exploration is ending. It's possible Roscosmos is trying to secure a prominent position in the moon-station program before its advantage further erodes. "That's why Russia tries to be harder in the negotiations towards the Gateway project," Luzin said. "Russia de facto says, 'In outer space you, the Americans, need us much more than we, the Russians, need you.'" … [Read more...] about U.S.-Russian Relations Are So Sour Moscow Is Threatening to Build Its Own Moon Station