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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

  • Kurds say Turkey is aiding Isis with raids in Syria and Iraq


    KURDISH leaders accused Turkey of collaborating with Isis yesterday after the country’s air force killed dozens of militia in Syria and Iraq.

    The Turkish military claimed the pre-dawn raids targeted Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants preparing to enter Turkey from...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • 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

  • Venezuela: 3 more die as protests turn to violence


    Opposition insists on regime change, not talks

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Israel: PM snubs German visitor for talking to peace groups


    ISRAELI PM Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks with Sigmar Gabriel yesterday because of the German foreign minister’s plans to meet peace groups during his Middle East trip.

    Mr Gabriel told reporters at an earlier meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the West...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Northern Ireland: Unions condemn British cuts to education and health


    UNIONS in Northern Ireland rejected James Brokenshire’s “back-of-an-envelope” budget cuts to education and health yesterday.

    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) spoke out after the British Northern Ireland Secretary released “indicative figures” for...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Court rejects opposition claims of balloting fraud


    TURKEY’S highest court denied an opposition bid to annul the April 16 constitutional referendum result yesterday.

    The Council of State dismissed the Kemalist CHP’s request to overturn the electoral board’s decision to allow ballots without the official stamp to be...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Yemen: Russia calls on Saudi to end cruel blockade


    RUSSIA called for the immediate lifting of the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen at a UN aid conference in Geneva yesterday.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov expressed concerns about “worrying rumours of an assault on Hodeida,” the Red Sea port supplying areas controlled...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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