Scientists confirm Antarctica hit all-time high temperature in 2020

On Feb. 6, 2020, the mercury stood at 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit on a thermometer at Esperanza Base on the Trinity Peninsula at Antarctica. After more than a year of investigation, scientists have confirmed the reading as accurate, establishing a new all-time temperature record for the world’s coldest continent.

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Iran likely to extend UN nuclear monitoring deal by a month

Iran is likely to extend a U.N. nuclear inspections agreement by one more month, buying diplomats time to revive a landmark deal that would usher a return of the Persian Gulf nation to world oil markets in exchange for curbs on its atomic work.

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