Myanmar Holds Muted Martyrs’ Day Tribute to Fallen Independence Heroes

Myanmar’s public marked one of the Southeast Asian nation’s darkest moments on Sunday with tributes to slain independence heroes, though the annual Martyrs’ Day gatherings were muted by the coronavirus pandemic due to social distancing measures. Flanked by senior government and military officials, state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi laid a wreath at a mausoleum […]

Coronavirus Storms Back as Nations Re-Open

Some countries which have eased social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions are seeing a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 as case numbers across the globe continue to rise. In Spain, authorities in the state of Catalonia urged over 96,000 people in three towns to stay home Sunday – shortly after they ordered nearly 4 million residents, […]

EU Leaders at an Impasse on a COVID Relief Deal

European leaders need to overcome their differences and agree on a budget and a continentwide COVID-19 recovery fund, European Council President Charles Michel said Sunday. The 27 European Union leaders appeared to be at an impasse Sunday night on a 1.85-trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget that includes 750 billion euros ($858 billion) specifically earmarked to help […]

Twitter: Hack Hit 130 Accounts; Company ‘Embarrassed’

  OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts. The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post Saturday that for up to eight of these accounts the attackers […]

Astrophysicists Unveil Biggest-Ever 3D Map of the Universe

GENEVA – Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than 4 million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars. The efforts of hundreds of scientists from about 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a “complete story of the expansion of the universe,” said Will Percival of the […]