Japan's vaccine minister Taro Kono, a contender to replace Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, said on Thursday (Sept. 16) any new economic stimulus measures should prioritize spending on renewable energy and expansion of 5G networks nationwide.
SpaceX's first private flight streaked into orbit from Florida Wednesday (Sept. 15) night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts.
The European Union should urge member states to correct their mistakes and stop sending wrong messages on issues involving China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, a spokesperson for the Chinese Mission to the EU said on Thursday (Sept. 16).
Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic.
British inflation hit a more than nine-year high last month after the biggest monthly jump in the annual rate in at least 24 years, largely due to a one-off boost reflecting the "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme that pushed down restaurant meal prices last year.
Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space this week, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship, as part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.
The United Nations is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday (Sept. 13) in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban takeover.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday (Sept. 11) warned against domestic extremism, saying the country has seen "growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within."
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday (Sept. 10) morning took a phone call from his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, and the two leaders had candid, in-depth and extensive strategic communication and exchanges on China-U.S. relations and relevant issues of mutual interest.
Japan's popular coronavirus vaccination minister, Taro Kono, announced his candidacy on Friday (Sept. 10) to lead the ruling party and, by extension, become the next prime minister, highlighting his image as an outspoken reformer with a conservative streak.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday (Sept. 10) morning took a phone call from his U.S. counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, and the two leaders had candid, in-depth and extensive strategic communication and exchanges on China-U.S. relations and relevant issues of mutual interest.