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    China launches its 1st aircraft carrier built at home
    Apr26

    China launches its 1st aircraft carrier built at home

    BEIJING — China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier slipped into the sea for the first time on Wednesday, after days of publicity celebrating the impending launch as a milestone in President Xi Jinping’s drive to extend China’s military reach far beyond its shores. Senior military and government officials watched as a...

    China’s Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck
    Apr26

    China’s Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck

    SINGAPORE—China’s launch of its first homegrown aircraft carrier on Wednesday could be the beginning of a financial train wreck, according to carrier design and construction specialists. Unless seriously revised, China’s plans for its future carrier force could become a major financial difficulty for the country. The resources poured...

    Chernobyl disaster 31 years on…
    Apr26

    Chernobyl disaster 31 years on…

    The United Nations today commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Underscoring the need to strengthen international...

    Chernobyl’s ghost town draws daring tourists — 31 years after nuclear blast
    Apr26

    Chernobyl’s ghost town draws daring tourists — 31 years after nuclear blast

    PRIPYAT, UKRAINE—A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world’s most baleful ghost towns. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,...

    Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary
    Apr26

    Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus. Wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear plant in neighboring Ukraine. …read more...

    China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier
    Apr26

    China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier

    BEIJING – China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a...

    Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

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    China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension
    Apr26

    China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension

    China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea....

    China Launches New Aircraft Carrier, Bolstering Naval Presence
    Apr26

    China Launches New Aircraft Carrier, Bolstering Naval Presence

    The Chinese navy on Wednesday launched its new aircraft carrier as Beijing continues to grow and modernize its maritime forces. The ship, which currently does not have a name, is China’s first domestically built and second overall carrier, the BBC reported. It is not expected to be operational until 2020 and will carry China’s...

    China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Amid South China Sea Tension
    Apr26

    China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Amid South China Sea Tension

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the SouthChina Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China‘s second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is...