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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.

Party leaders host pre-election meal for reporters

Party leaders have been hosting their traditional meal for political reporters ahead of Sunday's election.

Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis gathered with journalists at a café on Ermou Street, in central Athens, where much of the conversation was said to have focused on Olympiakos' participation in the Euroleague final on Sunday.

Independence monument, new attempt to unite the nation

Slovenia is one of the few ex-communist or ex-socialist countries that has not opted for tearing down monuments associated with the former regime after it adopted democracy in the 1990s. However, now Slovenia's first president and last head of the country's Communist party has suggested just that.

MP candidate arrested on alleged terror charges

A parliamentary candidate for the Green Left Party (YSP) has been arrested in the investigation into the far-left Socialist Party of the Oppressed's (ESP) youth organization.

Running for a seat in the Central Anatolian city of Eskişehir, Müslüm Koyun was detained during a raid on his house on April 30. The arrest comes as the country prepares for presidential and general elections.