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Orion capsule: Europe delivers astronaut spaceship's first 'powerhouse'

Orion capsule: Europe delivers astronaut spaceship's first 'powerhouse'

Science
European industry has handed over a key part of the spaceship infrastructure that will eventually take humans beyond Earth into the wider Solar System. At a ceremony at Bremen airport in Germany, American officials accepted the first service module that will power an Orion capsule. Orion is the next-generation vehicle that the US is developing to carry astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars. A first flight of the trans-Atlantic spaceship combo is scheduled for 2020. Known as Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), this will be an uncrewed demonstration outing. Astronauts are expected to climb aboard a second flight a couple of years later.Friday's ceremony marked a significant milestone in the US-European collaboration. ...
Europe stocks sharply lower after US and Asia sell-off

Europe stocks sharply lower after US and Asia sell-off

Business
European stocks were sharply down in morning trade after concerns about a trade war and higher US bond yields stoked global investor concerns.In London, the FTSE 100 index of leading UK shares was down more than 1.7% at 7,020.Markets in Asia had plunged to a 19-month low after US shares suffered their worst losses in eight months.The global sell-off came as IMF head Christine Lagarde said stock market valuations have been "extremely high". In Paris, the Cac 40 share index was down 1.6% at 5,122 points, while in Frankfurt the Dax index fell nearly 1.5%.The FTSE 100 and the Cac 40 have fallen to their lowest levels since April, while the Dax is at its lowest since early 2017. ...
Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Sports
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Europe swept the USA in foursomes for the first time in history at the 2018 Ryder Cup on Friday at Le Golf National near Paris. Team USA began the day strong, winning 3-to-1 over the Europeans in Friday morning four ball play. But the Europeans came storming back, winning 4-0 in foursomes. Europe held a 5-3 edge when the first day was settled. "I guess it was two tales," USA captain Jim Furyk told reporters. "Up 3-1, Europe flipped it quickly and got some unbelievable momentum in the afternoon for 4-0. Two totally different sides in the morning and the afternoon." Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3-and-2 in the first match. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy beat Team USA's Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4-and-2 in Match 2. Sergio Garcia and ...
U.S. official: Increase LNG exports to Europe to counter Russia

U.S. official: Increase LNG exports to Europe to counter Russia

Business
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The United States needs to increase its natural gas exports to Europe to counter Russia's increasing energy dominance in the region, a top Trump administration official warned. Europe is shifting away from coal and new pipelines from Russia to Europe could put the countries at the mercy of Gazprom, Russia's largest gas producer. "Due to a lack of supply routes and insufficient pipeline buildout, Europe is also becoming more, not less, dependent on Russian natural gas," Steven Winberg, assistant secretary of fossil energy, said during a Senate hearing Thursday. "That does not have to be the case. Our nation is endowed with vast supplies of natural gas and production is growing rapidly." But some argue that allowing a mass exodus of natural gas out of the United States wou...
UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

Sports
New Italy boss Roberto Mancini was forced to settle for a draw in his first competitive game in charge of the Azzurri.The hosts came from behind to draw 1-1 with Poland in their opening UEFA Nations League clash in Bologna. Jorginho celebrates scoring his penalty The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup and trailed at half-time when Piotr Zielinski converted Robert Lewandowski’s pass as Poland ended a scoreless run against Italy of 11 games. Jorginho had been caught in possession in the lead up to Poland’s goal, but made amends 12 minutes from time. The Chelsea playmaker netted from the penalty spot after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foul on Federico Chiesa. And Italy head coach Roberto Mancini had to settle for a draw in his first competitive mat...