Finland against hosting nuclear weapons, NATO military bases: PM | NATO News

Sanna Marin says Helsinki does not want its membership bid to result in a scaled-up military footprint. Finland is opposed to NATO deploying nuclear weapons or setting up military bases on its territory even if it succeeds in its bid to become a NATO member, Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said. Marin told the Italian […]

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Meet Dos Rios Ranch, California’s newest state park

If all goes well, California’s newest state park will be open and accessible to visitors within a year. The 2,500-acre Dos Rios Ranch is at the confluence of the Tuolumne and San Joaquin rivers, about ten miles southwest of Modesto in California’s Central Valley. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos First, archeologists will do a […]

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Counterattack: Russian troops pushed back to the border – Kyiv | Russia-Ukraine was News

If confirmed, it would suggest a counteroffensive by Ukrainian soldiers is having increasing success in expelling Russian forces from the northeast. Ukraine says troops defending the country’s second-largest city Kharkiv have pushed Russian forces back and advanced as far as the border with Russia. Fighting was reported near Kharkiv on Monday in what interior ministry […]

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In giant leap forwards, scientists grow plants in Moon soil | Space News

The breakthrough experiment sees seeds germinate in lunar samples collected during NASA’s Apollo missions decades ago. Scientists have for the first time grown seeds in lunar soil collected by US space agency NASA’s long-ago moonwalkers, an achievement that heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds. Researchers in the […]

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FirstFT: Norwegian oil fund denounces ‘corporate greed’ over executive pay

Good morning. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning How well did you keep up with the news this week? Take our quiz. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has […]

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Can a controversial desalination plant ease California’s drought?

Spurred on by the western megadrought, the California Coastal Commission is expected to vote this week on a controversial $ 1.4 billion desalination plant near Huntington State Beach. Proponents say it could help the drinking water shortage. Skeptics claim marine life will pay the price. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Poseidon Water paints a […]

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Sri Lanka gives emergency powers to army, police after violence | Military News

The government authorizes military and police to arrest people without warrants a day after the deadly violence and the PM’s resignation. Sri Lanka has granted its military and police emergency powers to arrest people without warrants after a day of violence that killed seven people and injured more than 200 and resulted in the resignation […]

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