WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deal on immigration as part of a new stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown appeared less likely on Wednesday after a Democratic senator said the White House is making unacceptable demands on immigration measures.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.
Athletes from North and South Korea will march together under a single flag at the start of the Winter Olympics next month, the South’s Unification Ministry said—an agreement that marks Seoul’s most ardent and public embrace of its nuclear-armed rival in a decade.
The United Nations called on countries to bolster funding to Palestinian refugees after the White House withheld about half its pledged financial aid to a key institution that supports the displaced people.
Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2-billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main tributary is raising tensions with Egypt over how to share the essential resource, and exposing the rivalry between Cairo and an ascendant Addis Ababa for regional power.
Severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In a new study, researchers reveal an important player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis and the characteristic thickening of the skin.
Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists have now found that just how big a role Myc plays is determined by a distant section of DNA that contains a cluster of gene enhancers.