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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday expressed the wish to speed up her country's space cooperation with Ukraine. Speaking by phone earlier in the day, Rousseff and her Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych discussed bilateral cooperation, especially on the space sector. Brazil and Ukraine are partners in Alcantara Cyclon Space (ACS), a company which is preparing for the launch ...
The era of a space dominated by the U.S. and Russia is gone. Even when they have preserved their leadership in space exploration, they face a growing competition from other states, primarily from China. That conclusion is stated in a report prepared by Futron research company (USA). For five years Futron has been composing an index of competitive position of various participants of space ...
British crossover style performer Sarah Brightman announced here Wednesday her intention to become the next paying passenger to the International Space Station (ISS). "I am planning to become a space flight participant," Brightman told a press conference, after receiving the approval from a medical commission for training at Russia's Cosmonaut Training Center in July. Ahead of ...
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Of the forty five U.S. senators who voted down Wednesday's gun reform bill, 42 have received funding from arms manufacturers or their agents.
The London newspaper The Guardian revealed the statistic on Thursday citing a study dating back to 1990.
On Capitol Hill, 45% of the Senate was able to derail a proposal that polls say is supported by roughly 90% of Americans.
"Everyone who voted yesterday knows after reading that bill, in their heart of hearts, that the bill would have made America safer," MSNBC's co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Thursday's Morning Joe. "We are the 90%," his co-host Joe Scarborough added. "And 90% will not be ignored."
Forty one Republicans voted against the bill, as did four Democrats.
"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obamai, in company with victims of gun violence, told a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday.
Seven amendments were put up, covering assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and straw purchases. All 7 amendments were defeated.
The senators who opposed the bills were:
1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. ...
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