Slovenia: World Leader in The Legatum Institute Natural Environment pillar

The London based, The Legatum Institute, published the 12th Legatum Prosperity Index at the end of November. The index is a leading indicator of economic and social wellbeing in the 149 nations covered. "This is a tool for leaders around the world to help set their agendas for growth and development.

Russia Says Space Station Leak Could Be Deliberate Sabotage

Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been caused by deliberate sabotage.

Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin said the hole detected Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused by a drill and could have been done deliberately, either back on Earth or in space.


The 11th edition of the Index reveals a number of surprising global, regional and national trends in economic and social wellbeing, including an alarming deterioration in global security and a widening gap between the most and least prosperous nations.

Russia's Space Freighter Carrying 2.4 T Cargo Docks with ISS

Russia's Progress M-28M spacecraft carrying 2.4 tonnes of cargo docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, breaking a string of failed attempts by Russian and US spacecraft.

The docking took place in automatic mode, according to an official of Roskosmos, Russia's space agency, ITAR-TASS reported.

Russia's Progress Cargo Capsule to Burn up in Earth's Atmosphere Soon

Russia's space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that its crippled unmanned cargo spacecraft Progress will disintegrate Thursday night or early Friday morning, RIA Novosti reported.

According to Roscosmos, the stricken spacecraft was expected to burn up on re-entry in the Earth's atmosphere with just a few small pieces likely to survive the heat to hit planet's surface.

Russian spacecraft out of control plummets towards Earth

Russian flight control has lost the ability to rein in unmanned space vehicle “Progress” according to a Russian Space Agency official.


According to the statement, “Progress” was meant to resupply the ISS, but control was lost and the spacecraft is heading towards earth in an uncontrolled fashion.