EUROPE

Riga mulls charging tourist tax

August 24, 2019 admin 0

The local authority of the Latvian capital city Riga is considering to introduce a tax on the nights spent by each tourist in the city’s hotels and guest houses, the city council’s financial and administrative […]

REGIONAL

Turkish clampdown on Syrian refugees

August 24, 2019 admin 0

Turkey has extended the deadline by two months for unregistered Syrian refugees to leave its largest city Istanbul. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told Haber-turk TV that they must now leave by October 30th. Currently, about […]

Wires

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s icy moon

August 24, 2019 admin 0

NASA has given the official go-ahead for the Europa Clipper mission to conduct an in-depth exploration of Jupiter’s moon Europa, said an official release on Monday. The decision allows the deep-space mission to complete its […]

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NASA astronauts complete a 6.5-hour spacewalk

August 24, 2019 admin 0

Two U.S. astronauts completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, installing a “parking lot” for future commercial crew spacecraft. Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan wrapped up […]