Pompeo Pledges US Engagement on the Balkans

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Friday that Washington will remain engaged in the Balkans where China and Russia have been gaining political and economic influence. Pompeo sp...

UN Chief: ‘Epochal’ Crisis as World Powers Meet Remotely

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N.’s first-ever virtual meeting of global leaders Tuesday that the world is facing an “epochal” health crisis, the biggest economic calamity and job losses since the Great Depression, threats to ...

Virus Surge Makes US Weak Link in Global Economic Recovery

FRANKFURT, Germany — People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there's litt...
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2020’s Final Mars Mission Poised for Blastoff From Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The summer’s third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff, with the launch is scheduled for Thursday at 4:50 a.m. The rover Perseverance will follow China’s rover-or...