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China boosts naval power by launching first home-grown aircraft carrier

China boosts naval power by launching first home-grown aircraft carrier

Other ships built or under construction include a new type of supply vessel, as well as four cruisers suited for escorting a carrier, Mr Erickson said. Beijing is locked in disagreements with its neighbors over who controls the South China Sea. The new ship was rolled out on the same day that the US Army began installing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system onto a golf course in Seongju, South Korea, as a response to the North Korean threat.


Dairy farms face tight deadline in trade fight

Dairy farms face tight deadline in trade fight

He also hinted that economic disruption was another reason for not announcing a USA pullout from NAFTA. Trade among the three countries is much more robust and supply chains more tightly integrated than was the case in 1994 when NAFTA went into effect.


Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

A statement from Operation Inherent Resolve gave no other details about the solider. It is unclear whether the blast was combat-related. The US confirmed the death of an American soldier supporting Iraqi armed forces from wounds sustained in an explosion outside the embattled city of Mosul on Saturday.


Holocaust Denial Continues To Haunt Le Pen's Presidential Bid

Holocaust Denial Continues To Haunt Le Pen's Presidential Bid

Soccer great Zinedine Zidane says that the French should do anything they can to avoid having far-right candidate Marine Le Pen win the presidency. The centrist Macron faces far-right, anti-immigration candidate Le Pen in a May 7 runoff.


Trump marks 100 days as U.S. president

Trump marks 100 days as U.S. president

In an exclusive interview to Reuters, President Donald J Trump talked about how much he missed his old life and how he expected being President "would be easier". Elderly people and cancer patients who were told Trump would renegotiate prescription drug prices. "I am not replacing him", says Kellyanne Conway, fleeing in terror as she discovers the body.


Helicopter gunship guards Pope's Mass in Cairo

Helicopter gunship guards Pope's Mass in Cairo

For a Christian community that has felt under siege, and for a nation in the midst of three-month state of emergency, today's Mass was a rare opportunity to worship and celebrate in the open-air at Cairo's Air Defence Stadium. Both uniformed and plain-clothed police were stationed every meter (yard) or so along Francis' motorcade route on Saturday, and cars and taxis were prevented from stopping.