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  • China: Beijing launches a new aircraft carrier


    CHINA launched its second aircraft carrier yesterday amid soaring tensions on the nearby Korean peninsula.

    The 50,000-ton carrier — as yet named and known only as the Type 001A — was towed from the dockyard at the northern Yellow Sea port of Dalian, 200 miles west of North...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US and Iranian warships come close to clashing


    THE US navy said yesterday that one of its ships has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf.

    In the latest military incident between the two countries, Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet spokesman Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey said the other craft had...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US: Long-range nuke missile test-fired by US military


    THE US tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) across the Pacific Ocean early yesterday to “demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities.”

    The Minuteman III roared out of a silo at Vandenberg air force base in California at 12.03am, heading for a target area in...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Staff left in the lurch as temp agency files for insolvency


    UNIONS urged Sports Direct to put agency workers onto permanent contracts yesterday after one of the retail giant’s agencies filed for insolvency.

    Transline said it was close to securing inward investment but has submitted court documents requesting administrators to protect its...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Dubs fears for future of children if Tories win


    LORD Alf Dubs fears a Tory election landslide could dash hopes of Britain helping thousands of child refugees stranded in Europe.

    The Labour peer, who came to Britain from prague as a refugee shortly before the second world war, spearheaded a scheme to take in unaccompanied children...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Amnesty highlights abuses in Trump’s first 100 days


    HUMAN rights campaigners will protest outside the US embassy in central London today to take a stand against the 100th day of US President Donald Trump’s time in office.

    The protest, organised by Amnesty International, will highlight human rights violations made during Mr...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • STUC: Solidarity is pledged to Erdogan regime victims


    SCOTTISH trade unions have vowed solidarity with over 100,000 public-sector workers sacked by Turkey’s right-wing Erdogan regime and have pledged to raise money to support them.

    University and College Union president Rob Goodfellow said that thousands of journalists,...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • STUC: Unions to press for action on Chechnya


    SCOTTISH TUC unanimously backed an emergency motion yesterday condemning recent “extreme and violent” persecution of gay men in Chechnya.

    STUC LGBT+ workers’ committee member Sally Wilson warned that there had been a “state sponsored hate crime...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • STUC backs ‘balanced’ future energy policy


    DELEGATES to the Scottish TUC Congress backed a “balanced” energy policy yesterday despite calls for transition away from polluting energy sources.

    GMB Scotland rep Gary Smith told conference there was “no attempt” to smuggle support for fracking into STUC...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • US armada arrival adds to paranoia in Pyongyang


    US NAVY ships crowded the Korean peninsula yesterday but Pyongyang did not rise to the bait.

    South Korean Defence Ministry predictions that the North would mark its armed forces day with a “strategic provocation” — a nuclear or ballistic missile test — proved...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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