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China ready to build larger aircraft carriers, paper says

7 months, 14 days ago
BEIJING: China is ready to build larger aircraft carriers having mastered the technical ability to do so, a major state-run newspaper said on Friday ahead of the release of the country’s annual defense budget. President Xi Jinping…

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

1 year, 5 months ago
BEIJING: China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas. Beijing has…

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

1 year, 5 months ago
PYONGYANG: North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald…

China says its aircraft carrier leaves Taiwan Strait

1 year, 9 months ago
BEIJING: China's sole aircraft carrier sailed out of the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning, a day after Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships to shadow the carrier group through the narrow waterway separating China from the…

China aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

1 year, 9 months ago
BEIJING: China's navy plans a training exercise in the Pacific that would include for the first time its sole aircraft carrier, state media reported -- a move likely to ratchet up regional tensions.  The duration of the drill and the…

Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf

4 years, 4 months ago
An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shi'ite-led government in…