Category: World News

The World’s Largest Airplane Takes Flight. Next Stop? Outer Space

The World’s Largest Airplane Takes Flight...

April 14, 2019 By King

First flight of the Stratolaunch, which is intended to serve as a platform to send rockets into space. STRATOLAUNCH SYSTEMS On Saturday, the world’s largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, made its first complete test flight. The aircraft flew for about two and a half hours over the Mojave desert, reaching a speed of 189 miles per hour

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Christchurch shooting: Ardern says ‘manif...

March 17, 2019 By King

 Jacinda Ardern arrives at the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington to lay a wreath Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images The alleged Christchurch mosque shooter sent a “manifesto” to the office of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern minutes before the terrorist attack that left 50 people dead, she has said. Her office was among more than 30

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Wednesday briefing: Trump is a ‘cheat&#82...

February 27, 2019 By King

Top story: ‘I regret the day I said “yes” to Mr Trump’ Good morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and it’s my pleasure to bring you the news you can use this Wednesday morning. Michael Cohen is to call Donald Trump “a racist”, a “conman” and a “cheat” in his testimony to Congress, according to a copy

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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos deported from Vene...

February 27, 2019 By King

Jorge Ramos arrives at the airport in Caracas. He said: ‘They just said to us last night that we had been expelled from the country.’ Photograph: Carlos García Rawlins/Reuters The Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and his five-person crew have been deported from Venezuela after they were detained in the presidential palace in Caracas during an

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Hotel double-booked as Hanoi scrambles to host ...

February 27, 2019 By King

In one of the more awkward double bookings in diplomatic history, the Hanoi hotel that was supposed to serve as a headquarters for the US press corps had also been reserved by one of the world’s most press-averse and security-fixated dictators, Kim Jong-un. Such cohabitation was never going to work for the North Korean security apparatus,

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Trump, Kim to hold second nuclear summit with w...

February 27, 2019 By King

US President Donald Trump meets Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi. (Photo: AP) President Donald Trump hoped for “great things” from his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as he paid a courtesy call Wednesday on his Vietnamese hosts. Kim was expected to take

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Trump, Kim to hold second nuclear summit with world watching
Pakistan-India: Pakistan ‘shoots down two Indian jets’ over Kashmir

Pakistan-India: Pakistan ‘shoots down two...

February 27, 2019 By King

Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian Air Force jets in a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict. A spokesman said one plane had fallen inside Pakistani territory and two pilots had been arrested. There is no comment from India. Pakistan has denied reports one of its jets was shot down. Both India and

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