Astronauts ready for new era US launch

CENTRE SPATIAL KENNEDY, Etats-Unis, May 27, 2020 (AFP) - A new era in space begins Wednesday with the launch by SpaceX of two NASA astronauts into space, a capability that for six decades symbolized the power of a handful of states, and which the United States itself had been deprived of for nine years.

US faces severe economic downturn

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2020 (AFP) - The world's biggest economy faces a severe downtown but will not suffer another Great Depression, US Fed chief Jerome Powell said on Sunday, as three hardest-hit countries in Europe reported low death tolls and lockdowns eased.