What was to be a simple shift of scientists from the Polish station Henryk Arcotowski in the Antarctica Peninsula turned out into a dramatic rescue operation, involving the Chilean Air Force, after the three were stranded in a Zodiac for over three hours five miles offshore surrounded by ice and freezing winds.
A violent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure was carried out earlier this month. Some 18 drones and seven cruise missiles were reportedly fired in the direction of several oil facilities in the region. The Abqaiq facility was the primary location of attack, while cruise missiles struck an oilfield in Khurais, just east of the city of Riyadh.
Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned on Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity.
Argentina’s financial program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be on hold for some time as the nation grapples with severe political and economic uncertainty, the Fund’s Acting Managing Director David Lipton said an interview.
Uruguay inflicted one of the great Rugby World Cup shocks on Fiji, holding out for a famous win over the supremely talented Pacific islanders. A first-half blitz saw the Uruguayans run in three tries inside the opening 25 minutes.
Christine Lagarde has defended the IMF decision to give Argentina a record credit line last year, even after the US$56-billion program fell short of stabilizing the nation’s troubled economy.
A downbeat Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as a “joke” the grounds laid out for the impeachment inquiry into him, as Democrats stood firm in accusing the US president of a “mafia-style shakedown” of his Ukrainian counterpart.
Brazilian scientists are racing against time to finish building a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium before government funds run out or it is superseded by rival technology.
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that the world is facing an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism that affects every country, exacerbating conflicts and destabilizing entire regions.
More than two million wild animals, including jaguars, pumas and llamas, have perished in weeks of wildfires that devastated huge swathes of Bolivian forest and grassland, environmental experts said on Wednesday. The fires devastated the Chiquitania tropical savanna in the east of the country.