China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030
China plans to land astronauts on the moon before 2030, which would be another advance in what's increasingly seen as a new space race.
The U.S. aims to put astronauts back on the lunar surface by the end of 2025.
Deputy Director of the Chinese Manned Space Agency Lin Xiqiang confirmed China's goal at a news conference yesterday but gave no specific date.
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Moldova’s Pro-Russians Protest Against Rebranding of Victory Day
Moldova has started the process of rebranding Victory Day amid protests on Thursday in front of the parliament building in the capital Chisinau.
Several dozen people protested in front of the parliament with Soviet-era and Russian flags after the pro-European governing party, Action and Solidarity, PAS, put a draft bill on parliament's agenda.
Putin, at Red Square military parade, calls for victory in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed Russia's military would be victorious in Ukraine and blamed Western countries for the conflict, comparing the fighting to World War II during a military parade on Red Square.
Victory Parade in Moscow; "Putin: For victory! Hooray" VIDEO/PHOTO
A large number of soldiers participate in the parade, and numerous examples of military equipment will be exhibited.
The parade is attended by the Russian top brass, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Remember, the USA and Russia were once allies
In an interview with RIA Novosti, he said that it may be an "empty hope", but that he remains an optimist. "I believe in a time when everything seemed bright to us, like in May 1945. Yes, there was terrible desolation around, but we all had the right attitude. We wanted to continue and restore peace, we were allies, we were friends," Cohn said.
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Xi to host first China-Central Asia summit this month
President Xi Jinping will host a two-day summit with the leaders of five Central Asian nations next week, Beijing said on Monday, as China moves to increase its influence in the region.
Leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are expected to attend the China-Central Asia Summit from May 18 to 19, said China's foreign ministry.
Russia denies US consular visit to jailed journalist
Moscow said Thursday it had denied an upcoming consular visit to detained US reporter Evan Gershkovich in retaliation for Washington not issuing visas to several Russian journalists.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained last weekend that the United States had denied visas to Russian journalists due to travel with him to the UN headquarters.
Russia's Lavrov warns EU becoming militarized now, like NATO
Russia's top diplomat warned Tuesday that the European Union "is becoming militarized at a record rate" and aggressive in its goal of containing Russia.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference he has no doubts that there is now "very little difference" between the EU and NATO.
China: Our Cooperation with Europe is as "Unlimited" as the one with Russia
China's cooperation with Europe and other countries is as "unlimited" as its ties with Russia, the Chinese ambassador to the EU said, expressing confidence in China's neutrality with regard to Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Ukraine’s social media stars rethink how they wield their influence
KYIV, Ukraine - When Ukrainian social media influencer Anna Tsukur started building her business as a fitness guru several years ago, she made choices to maximize her appeal - focus on women, shoot in inspiring locations like Bali and, above all, speak in Russian.
That was then.