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March 21, 2019

Big Ben turns blue again

Mark Duffy/UK Parliament(LONDON) -- Big Ben, the iconic clock tower in London, is returning to its former glory. The clock's north face has been restored to its original Prussian blue and gold colors. Sir Charles Barry built the tower in 1859. Big Ben, which is currently covered in scaffolding, has been undergoing a major makeover that's expected to be completed in 2021. “It was incredibly exciting to slowly piece together the tower's appearance as has it evolved throughout the de..
March 21, 2019

President Trump announces US will recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

RnDmS/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday changed decades of U.S. Middle East policy with a tweet, announcing that "After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israeli's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights." Trump said the Golan "is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" This major, unexpected announcement comes just days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House..
March 21, 2019

New Zealand prime minister announces ban of all assault rifles after mosque shooting massacre

Igor Ilnitckii/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand's prime minister announced that assault rifles, such as the ones used last Friday in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, will be banned from the country once approved by the parliament. "Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday. "We will ban al..
March 21, 2019

US-Russia space crew to spend four months in isolation on Earth

IBPM(MOSCOW) -- A group of American and Russian volunteers this week were sealed into a collection of mock space modules in Moscow at the start of a four-month isolation experiment intended to simulate a mission to the moon. The mixed gender crew on Tuesday began their imagined flight inside a brown brick building on the edge of the city center at a Soviet-era facility run by Moscow’s Institute of Biomedical Problems. There, they will be confined to a collection of cramped tubular constructions ..