Category: World

Issa Hayatou named Acting FIFA President

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has named Issa Hayatou, the head of African Football Confederation (CAF), as its acting president. This followed the suspension, on Thursday, of the incumbent, Sepp Blatter, for alleged…

The Clean-Energy Moonshot

In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy stirred America and the world with these words: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a…


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Mars has water: Why NASA discovery matters

Traces of liquid water have been found on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Monday, raising questions about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.     Dark, 100-meter-long streaks flowing…

China pledges $2bn for poor nations

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the weekend pledged $2 billion for a new development fund for poor countries on a UN visit showcasing Beijing’s growing global role. Xi’s announcement, made in his first address to…