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Canadian Space Agency projects to be part of future space mission

Ottawa - With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

Weakened Merkel sees ally lose party vote

Berlin - A key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday lost his post as the centre-right party's parliamentary chief in a vote that underlined strong headwinds faced by Germany's veteran leader.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants to disembark in Malta: PM

Valletta - The 58 migrants on board the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there on to four other European countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted on Tuesday.

Canada calls out China for treatment of Uighur minorities

New York - Canada has called out China for its human right abuses, notably of the Muslim Uighurs, officials said Tuesday.

US-S.Korea military readiness hurt by drill pause

Washington - The suspension of US-South Korean drills this summer hurt the readiness of the two militaries, the nominee to head US and UN forces in South Korea said Tuesday.

Argentina's central bank chief resigns

Buenos Aires - The president of Argentina's central bank, Luis Caputo, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after just three months in the position, amid a volatile economic crisis.

Israel-Russia ties tested after plane downed over Syria

Jerusalem - The accidental downing of a Russian plane with 15 soldiers on board has tested relations between Moscow and Israel, which fears President Vladimir Putin will seek to curtail its actions in Syria as a result.

Honeywell taps AT&T to help bridge spotty IoT connections

This story is sponsored content from Cognizant. Unreliable communication networks meant transportation companies are unable to capture full value from the IoT. But that’s changing.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president's wife

Washington - The US Treasury went after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle Tuesday, imposing sanctions on his wife, vice president and other close associates.

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Lisbon - Portugal said Tuesday that it would take in 10 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship, as European countries battled to defuse a fresh row over asylum seekers picked up in the Mediterranean.

Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind attack as probe points to IS

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests and appearing to tie the Islamic State group to the bloodshed.

Ex-French PM expected to run for Barcelona mayor

Barcelona - France's former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona.

Ryanair says cancelling 190 flights over Friday strike

London - Ryanair will cancel 190, or eight percent, of its flights due Friday when cabin crews strike across Europe, the Irish no-frills airline said Tuesday, attacking rivals for the disruption.

Argentina's central bank chief resigns

Buenos Aires - The president of Argentina's central bank, Luis Caputo, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after just a few months in the position, amid a volatile economic crisis.

Pope says youth 'outraged' by clergy sex scandals

Tallinn - Pope Francis on Tuesday admitted the clerical sex abuse scandals have put off some young people who believe the Catholic Church has not expressed enough condemnation.

German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

Berlin - A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.

US presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban

New York - The United States on Tuesday urged Hong Kong to allow freedom of expression as it voiced concern over a ban on the pro-independence party.

UN chief warns of 'chaotic' world order as General Assembly opens

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday opened the world's largest diplomatic gathering with a stark warning of growing chaos and confusion as the rules-based global order comes under threat of breaking down.

France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta: presidential source

Paris - France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday.

Ex-French PM Valls expected to run for Barcelona mayor

Barcelona - France's combative former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what would be an unprecedented bid for political power in another European country.
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