‘Warm water melts weak spots on Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier’

This undated photo courtesy of NASA shows Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. (PHOTO / AFP) MEXICO CITY — Scientists studying Antarctica's vast Thwaites Glacier – nicknamed the Doomsday Glacier – say warm water is seeping into its weak spots, worsening melting caused by rising temperatures, two papers published in Nature journal showed on Wednesday. Thwaites, […]

Nicaragua’s Ortega frees, expels political prisoners to US

Nicaraguan opposition leader Felix Maradiaga is reunited with his wife Berta Valle and daughter Alejandra, in Chantilly, Virginia on Feb 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MANAGUA/WASHINGTON – More than 200 Nicaraguan political prisoners were freed and flown to the United States on Thursday, nearly all of them prominent government critics jailed in President Daniel Ortega's […]

EU assures Ukraine of support as Zelensky visits Brussels

President of the European Council Charles Michel (right), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (left) and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky shake hands following a press conference after a round-table meeting as part of a EU summit in Brussels, on Feb 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen […]

Brazil minister: Bolsonaro destroyed cultural policies

A reveller takes part in the "Desliga da Justiça" street carnival group parade, which has superheroes as a theme, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb 4, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BRASILIA — Brazil's former far-right president dismantled all government cultural programs and blocked funding for institutions and artists, the country's new Culture Minister Margareth […]

Putin proposes revising Russia’s tech development strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Science and Education via a video conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Feb 8, 2023. (PHOTO / POOL / AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that it is necessary to revise the country's current strategy for scientific and technological development. […]

France, Germany protest US green subsidies on Washington trip

Robert Habeck (right), German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Finance, Economy, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, hold a joint press conference at Gallup in Washington, DC, on Feb 7, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) WASHINGTON – France and Germany's economy ministers found a willingness […]