News archive of May 2020

Turkish viola doyen Ruşen Güneş dies 

Turkish viola player Ruşen Güneş died on May 29 at the age of 80 in London, where he had been living since 1969.

Iran's new parliament speaker says talks with US 'futile'

Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be "futile" as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on May 31.     

SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on May 31, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company.

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on May 30 after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.    

‘Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on May 30, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew on May 30 from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.

Turkey vows to bring in more star players in sports

Turkey has been focusing on a policy to produce many more star players in sports branches including football and basketball.

Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu said late on May 39 that Turkey should profit its massive young population, which is 20 million, to bring in many successful athletes like NBA player Cedi Osman.