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2018 in spaceflight

Soyuz MS-11 successfully launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques for Expedition 58 to the International Space Station.

The spacecraft carrying Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and two international colleagues has successfully docked at the International Space Station, six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

2018 in spaceflight

NASA's space probe OSIRIS-REx arrives at the asteroid Bennu.

The spacecraft will begin its close study of the primitive space rock, seeking clues to the early solar system.

2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis

Jailed Catalan independentists leaders Joaquim Forn and Josep Rull joins Sànchez and Turull in the hunger strike.

Two more jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial for their role in the ...

Death and state funeral of George H. W. Bush

The United States Postal Service announces it will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on December 5 as part of President Trump's declared national day of mourning.

The US Postal Service announced it will "suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity" on Wednesday for the national day of mourning honoring the late former President George H.W. Bush.

Death and state funeral of George H. W. Bush

The body of former President George H. W. Bush arrives on Special Air Mission from Houston to Washington, DC at the Joint Base Andrews.

A public funeral service will be held Wednesday at Washington's National Cathedral, with a private funeral in Texas to follow.

Atlantic City Mayor

The FBI raids the house of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.

Federal officials executed a search warrant at the Democratic mayor’s home early Monday, removing computer equipment and boxes.


Qatar announces that it is withdrawing from OPEC in January 2019, after almost 60 years of membership, to focus on natural gas production.

Country to leave cartel in January 2019, but will take part in this week’s meeting