3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for work to understand cosmos

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A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang and the blockbuster discovery of the first known planet outside our solar system. Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, of Princeton University,… Read


Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad


Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four… Read


Climate activists block roads, protest in Australian cities


Activists blocked major roads and demonstrated in Australian cities Tuesday in a second day of global protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement demanding more urgent actions to counter climate change. In Brisbane, protesters chained themselves to intersections in the city center and three people locked themselves onto barrels filled with… Read


Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkish economy over Syria incursion plan


U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far, even though the U.S. leader himself has opened the door for a Turkish incursion. Trump said he would "totally destroy… Read


Democrats subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office in impeachment probe


Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine. The subpoenas follow a whistleblower's allegations that Trump leveraged $400 million in aid to… Read


Death toll climbs as Iraq unrest hits Sadr City


Protesters began gathering in Baghdad's Sadr City district late on Monday after overnight clashes with security forces spread to the vast, poor swath of the Iraqi capital for the first time killing 15 people. The night of violence pushed the death toll after a week of unrest to 110 people.… Read


Federal judge orders release of Trump's tax returns


A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns must be provided to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president's argument that he was immune from criminal investigations. Trump's returns will not be turned over immediately, after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in… Read


Johnson tells EU: Brexit ball is in your court now


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union on Monday that the Brexit ball was in its court and that the bloc should now urgently discuss in detail his proposal for breaking the deadlock in talks ahead of Britain's departure on Oct 31. With just 24 days to go… Read


U.S. prefers a 'big deal' with China: Trump


U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would prefer to strike a comprehensive trade bargain with China, in comments days before top U.S. and Chinese officials are due to resume trade talks in Washington. But with little sign the two sides have made progress in bridging the distance between them,… Read


Macron shifts right on immigration as asylum demands grow


French lawmakers are grappling with one of the country's thorniest issues. On Monday, they began debating immigration, at a time when tent cities have expanded in urban areas across the country and asylum demands are spiking. With municipal elections months away, President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to confront immigration head-on… Read

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