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NASA gives Opportunity rover a deadline to wake up, or be lost forever

A global dust storm on Mars is threatening the planet’s longest-living robot, NASA’s Opportunity rover. The machine has been in hibernation since June to wait out the storm and now NASA have given it a deadline to wake up. The US space agency has given the rover a 45-day deadline before giving up on the […]

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US airlines scramble to change Taiwan reference ahead of deadline set by China

Four major US airline carriers are making an eleventh-hour effort to change the way they refer to Taiwan on their websites, to reflect China’s mandated claim over the island’s sovereignty. American Airlines Group Inc. became the latest US carrier that opted to comply with Beijing’s directive, which urged flight operators across the world not to […]

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US extends deadline to cut business with Deripaska-controlled EN+ until October 23

The US Treasury Department has extended the deadline for US investors to suspend transactions with the EN+ Group and EuroSibEnergo, controlled by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, as he scales back his involvement in the company. A previous deadline for US citizens to stop doing business with EN+ Group, 66 percent of which is owned by […]

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Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies. The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows […]

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British PM considering MORE moves against Russia and gives new deadline

Britain and the EU could take further measures against Russia by June, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said. The statement came after May said that 130 plus people could have been exposed in Salisbury incident. The British Government has confirmed they are considering tougher sanctions and announced a June deadline for a report […]

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Russia defies UK ultimatum for ex-spy poisoning explanation as deadline runs out

Russia will not respond to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s demand for an explanation over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury until it has a sample of the toxin. May’s deadline expired on Wednesday at midnight. The Russian embassy in the UK backed Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s earlier statement that Moscow would not […]

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Puns, poison and… the World Cup? The UK papers react to May’s midnight deadline

As May’s midnight deadline for Moscow to ‘explain’ itself over the Salisbury attack approaches, the UK newspapers have gone into overdrive. Nearly every front page is asking: What next for the UK-Russia relationship? Every paper from the Financial Times to the Daily Express had Russian President Vladimir Putin’s face emblazoned across its front page. While […]

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