Wednesday

4th May 2016

Ticker

EU spaceprobe reaches comet

The EU's Rosetta space probe reached its destination comet on Wednesday after a ten-year journey. The probe is the first ever spacecraft to rendez-vous with a comet. The comet is located some 405 million km from Earth. Rosetta will follow and study the comet for over a year.

News in Brief

  1. EU Commission proposes visa-free travel for Turkey
  2. Iceland in court for not respecting EU laws
  3. Sweden registers more asylum application withdrawals
  4. German Pegida leader convicted of inciting hatred
  5. ECB expected to stop printing €500 notes
  6. Spain dissolves parliament for 26 June election
  7. Germany to legalise cannabis for medicinal use
  8. Hungary to hold migrant quota referendum by October

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