U.S. FAA authorizes next three SpaceX Starship launches

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it authorized the next three launches of the SpaceX Starship prototype and confirmed the agency’s head spoke to Chief Executive Elon Musk about safety last month. The FAA said that prior to the launch of SN15, the FAA would verify that SpaceX implemented corrective actions arising from an… Read More U.S. FAA authorizes next three SpaceX Starship launches

Palestine postpones parliamentary elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday postponed planned parliamentary elections amid a dispute over voting in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem and splits in his Fatah party. Abbas, 85, blamed Israel for uncertainty about whether it would allow the legislative elections to proceed in Jerusalem as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The decision… Read More Palestine postpones parliamentary elections

U.S. Supreme Court ruling favours immigrants facing deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday offered new hope to thousands of long-term immigrants seeking to avoid deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a removal hearing. The justices, in a 6-3 decision that divided the… Read More U.S. Supreme Court ruling favours immigrants facing deportation

Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

Pfizer Inc’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The vaccine shipment, produced at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan plant, marks the first… Read More Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

U.S. says it will not provide financial support for Haiti constitutional referendum

The United States will not provide financial support for a constitutional referendum in Haiti, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Thursday, adding that the country should hold what he said were overdue elections. “We have repeatedly stated that constitutional reform is for the Haitian people to decide. We’ve emphasized to the Haitian… Read More U.S. says it will not provide financial support for Haiti constitutional referendum

Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views

About 10,000 Czechs rallied against President Milos Zeman in central Prague on Thursday, calling for his removal from office for what they say are pro-Russian views that have no place in a European Union nation. The rally in Wenceslas Square followed Zeman’s suggestion last Sunday that Russia was not necessarily behind a 2014 ammunition dump… Read More Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views