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Astronauts repair space station inside and out - Reuters UK

By germanifa01 - November 24th, 2008, 18:58, Category: General


HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two shuttle Endeavour astronauts finished the last of four spacewalks outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing repairs and maintenance meant to restore the outpost to full power. Stephen Bowen and Shane Kimbrough returned to the station's Quest airlock at 7 more info

NEW YORK – One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything — the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they more info

Nov 24 (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama formally nominated Timothy Geithner on Monday as his Treasury secretary and Lawrence Summers to head the National Economic Council, filling two of the most closely watched jobs in his administration. Here are people Obama has chosen or is considering more info

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's growing opposition and President Hugo Chavez's left-wing party shared the spoils from weekend elections, jostling for political advantage in the OPEC nation on Monday. The multi-party opposition eroded Chavez's dominance of regional politics, winning six top posts more info

France and Germany yesterday ruled out following the UK with a cut in value-added tax to boost domestic demand. The move dashed any lingering hopes of a rapid and co-ordinated fiscal stimulus by Europe's largest economies. Angela Merkel, German chancellor, said, after meeting Nicolas Sarkozy, French more info