NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
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Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court
In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.
Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb
The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.
Asia shares up on Fed outlook, Aussie dollar seesaws after jobs data
Asian shares pulled ahead to fresh 4-1/2-month highs on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve affirmed it would be "patient" on further interest rate rises and as Sino-U.S. trade talks hinted of progress towards a deal in their tariff war.
Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin
Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source
Customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbours at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday.
'Time of the essence,' says May on latest Brussels shuttle
British Prime Minister Theresa May held "constructive" talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy under strain after the defection of three lawmakers.
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