Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world’s first atomic bombing

Bells have tolled in Japan’s Hiroshima for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus pandemic and the city’s mayor urging nations to reject self-centred nationalism and commit to nuclear disarmament more seriously. About 140,000 people were killed after the US aircraft Enola Gay dropped an untested … Read more Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world’s first atomic bombing

On the ground after 68 days of Black Lives Matter protests

WARNING: CONTAINS DISTRESSING IMAGES For an illustration of America’s fractured politics – the city of Portland – where there have been demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality for 68 consecutive days. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Officers declared another unlawful assembly as they broke up a protest last night – although nothing on the scale of the … Read more On the ground after 68 days of Black Lives Matter protests

Portland Protests: Tensions Remain as U.S. Agents Pull Back

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended … Read more Portland Protests: Tensions Remain as U.S. Agents Pull Back

Tehran arrests head of U.S.-based ‘terrorist group’

Iran says it has arrested the head of what it calls a terrorist group that’s based in the United States. Tehran accuses Jamshid Sharmahd and his group, known as the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, of responsibility for a 2008 attack which killed 14 people in the southern city of Shiraz. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Tehran arrests head of U.S.-based ‘terrorist group’

Rep. Karen Bass Emerges as Leading Contender for Biden’s VP Pick

California congresswoman Karen Bass has emerged as a leading contender to be the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate. Allies say her reputation as a bridge-builder would make her a strong partner to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The 66-year-old Bass chairs the Congressional Black Caucus and led major legislation to overhaul the policing system after … Read more Rep. Karen Bass Emerges as Leading Contender for Biden’s VP Pick

UNGA 2020: Some leaders to settle for virtual speeches

The United States president has signalled he is likely to turn up for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September. But that could cause problems for organisers who want to make it a mostly virtual event in New York because of the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more UNGA 2020: Some leaders to settle for virtual speeches

Power from an artificial sun: Fusion reactor project aims to provide clean energy

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The assembly of the ITER fusion reactor began in the south of France this week in what has been called the biggest science project in human history. It is hoped the reactor will be able to produce … Read more Power from an artificial sun: Fusion reactor project aims to provide clean energy

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Evers’ order set up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders and some conservatives who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor’s “safer at home” order. Evers, a Democrat, declared a new public health emergency … Read more Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

The nuclear fusion reactor explained

Assembly of the world’s largest fusion reactor has begun in what’s been dubbed the world’s most complex scientific endeavour. As FRANCE 24’s environment editor Mairead Dundas explains, the 20 billion euro project involves 35 countries and has the objective of generating 500 megawatts of fusion power. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more The nuclear fusion reactor explained

Assembly begins on reactor that mimics sun’s energy

Scientists in southern France are beginning to assembly giant parts of a nuclear fusion device, an international experiment aimed at developing the ultimate clean energy source. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us … Read more Assembly begins on reactor that mimics sun’s energy

Nations join hands to build world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment

In #France, assembly has begun at what’s been called one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world. On Tuesday, leaders from the European Union, #China, the United States and four other nations marked the occasion at a ceremony. Ross Cullen has more on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER. #nuclear Subscribe to … Read more Nations join hands to build world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment

World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Begins Assembly in France

The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor began to be assembled on Tuesday in Cadarache, south of France. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) consortium is a joint effort by Japan, India, the European Union, the United States, Russia, China and South Korea. Bernard Bigot, ITER’s Director-General said giving an estimate of how much the project … Read more World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Begins Assembly in France

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)