Xi Jinping

Global Scan

Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the winter. Most Brits, and many of us, apparently don't know how to use our thermostats. Also, Chinese officials go on a worldwide corruption hunt, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

China's New Leadership Unveiled

Meet the new leaders of China's Communist Party. At the top is the incoming president, Xi Jinping. He's 59, the son of a well-known reformer but most of the other leaders introduced at Thursday's news conference are older and conservative.

Global Politics

China's New Leadership Unveiled

Meet the new leaders of China's Communist Party. At the top is the incoming president, Xi Jinping. He's 59, the son of a well-known reformer but most of the other leaders introduced at Thursday's news conference are older and conservative.