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China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

Both Japan and India are likely to be wary of this latest show of defence prowess by China . The ship is far from ready for operations, but the launch "signified a major stage of progress of our country's indigenous design and construction of aircraft carriers", a news bulletin from the People's Liberation Army said .


USA sanctions 271 Syria state workers after chem attack

USA sanctions 271 Syria state workers after chem attack

The U.S. on Monday sanctioned 271 employees of Syria's state-run Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) following a deadly chemical attack in the north of the country. The U.S. responded less than 72 hours after the suspected chemical attack by launching 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an airbase belonging to the Syrian military, inflicting minor casualties.


Suspected Islamic radical shoots two policemen on French island

Suspected Islamic radical shoots two policemen on French island

The local government official said Thursday's assailant was also "suspected of being radicalised". French officials have launched a counter-terrorism investigation into the shooting. More than 230 people have been killed in a string of jihadist attacks on the French mainland since January 2015. France is under a state of emergency after multiple Islamic extremist attacks.


USA Moves THAAD Anti-Missile System to South Korea

USA Moves THAAD Anti-Missile System to South Korea

The United States and North Korea have been stepping up warnings to each other in recent weeks over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and missiles in defiance of UN resolutions. "It helps in no way to achieve the denuclearisation of the peninsula and regional peace and stability", he said, adding China would "take necessary measures to safeguard its own interests".


Gorsuch Takes The Bench, Showing A Flair For Debate

Gorsuch Takes The Bench, Showing A Flair For Debate

But at another point, when Landau said his client wasn't asking the court to break new ground in its decision, Gorsuch launched a zinger reminiscent of Scalia. The first case heard Monday was one such dispute. "This is unbelievably complicated", lamented Alito. The one thing to me that's perfectly clear about this case is that nobody who's not a lawyer and no ordinary lawyer could read these statutes and know what they're supposed to do.



Merkel spokesperson backs German FM in spat over Israel visit

He said that "those same diplomats would never dream of doing this in the US or United Kingdom, or in any other place". Netanyahu's snub came after the Israeli prime minister issued an ultimatum to Gabriel to cancel meetings with military whistleblower group Breaking the Silence and human rights group B'Tselem.