China unveils first home-built aircraft carrier

China unveils first home-built aircraft carrier

China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on 26 April, in the Dalian shipyard in the countrys northeast Liaoning province. The 315-metre long, 75-metre wide vessel has a cruising speed of 31 knots and has a displacement of 70,000 tonnes. The launch of the ship comes at a time of high tension in the Southeastern region of Asia, as North Korea has increased its aggressive rhetoric and territorial disputes in the South China Sea still continue. Apr 26, 2017
Incredible time-lapse of North Korea parade

Incredible time-lapse of North Korea parade

North Korea’s military parades are an impressive sight. They can also give away important information about the regime’s capabilities and ambitions. After the heavy equipment and brigades of tightly-coordinated, goose-stepping soldiers pass by, thousands of North Korean civilians bring up the rear of the parade, carrying flags and walking alongside colourful floats. Divided into work units, they prepare for months for this day. As they move past their leader Kim Jong-uns balcony some are overcome with emotion and cry. Others look exhausted. Apr 26, 2017
Francois Hollande calls on French to back Emmanuel Macron

Francois Hollande calls on French to back Emmanuel Macron

French President Francois Hollande on 24 April, called on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election. Hollande gave a warning of dangerous consequences if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen were to win, and said he would vote for his former economy minister as he believes Macron was best placed to unite France. Apr 24, 2017