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by | April 23, 2017 | 03:29

The Chang Zheng-7 is a new-generation carrier rocket to deliver satellites weighing up to 13.5 tonnes into near-Earth orbit. The post China launches its first cargo spaceship appeared first on BusinessDay: News you can trust. Tianzhou means "heavenly vessel" in Chinese. "The Tianzhou 1's carrying capability is designed according to the scale of the space station, aiming to achieve the highest carrying capacity, with the lowest structural weight", Bai said.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:28

In addition to appealing Baker's ruling, the state Attorney General on Saturday also asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse Griffen and to remove him from the case . He's been on death row since 1990 for strangling a woman in a convenience store bathroom, CNN affiliate KARK-TV in Little Rock reported . He is particularly concerned about the psychological well-being of the handful of officials who would be involved if Arkansas were to proceed with the rapid-fire executions of several ...

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:26

May says holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country "certainty and stability" as it negotiates its departure from the European Union. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's spokesman said there would be no delay to negotiations, which the Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has previously said would start in early June.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:25

Pence landed in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, the fourth stop on a tour that has included meetings in Seoul, Tokyo and Jakarta with US corporations about trade and investment issues . "We also stand with you and with President Trump in condemning the behavior, the criminal, abhorrent use of chemical weapons in Syria by Assad's regime", Turnbull said.

by | April 22, 2017 | 02:17

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November. Pence's visit, part of a 10-day tour across Southeast Asia, comes a day after the Indonesian capital of Jakarta elected a new Muslim governor who had promoted Islamist views through his campaign.

by | April 22, 2017 | 00:06

GM called the expropriation of its factory "an illegal judicial seizure of its assets" and announced it would cease operations in the country, where it employs almost 2,700 workers. GM joins Exxon, Coca-Cola, Clorox Co., Halliburton, Procter & Gamble and other global companies that have either exited entirely or slowed their businesses.

by | April 22, 2017 | 00:04

Top law enforcement and intelligence officials are expected to testify next week on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the USA presidential election. The FBI is conducting a counterintelligence investigation exploring how Russian Federation covertly sought to influence the American presidential election on Trump's behalf.

by | April 20, 2017 | 09:48

China and North Korea maintain "normal contacts, including normal business contacts", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, when asked about the trucks. Meanwhile, China made a plea for a return to negotiations. "Think of it - he's working so nicely that many coal ships have been sent back, fuel is being sent back", Trump said of Xi.

by | April 20, 2017 | 09:45

The leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, pressed May in Parliament Wednesday to take part in a televised debate ahead of the election, but May maintained she had no interest in doing so. It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with Britain would not start till after the June 8 election.

by | April 20, 2017 | 09:45

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for the second stop of a 10-day Asia tour. The loss of US participation in the TPP was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening access wider to its long-protected farm sector.

by | April 20, 2017 | 09:41

The gunman was identified by officials with the FBI's Oklahoma City division as Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45. Wade died during emergency surgery at 11:51 a.m. Nathan Aaron LeForce is described as a white man wearing a black shirt with tattoos on his neck. "We offer our deepest condolences to the Logan Co Sheriff's Office & to the family of Deputy Wade", the Oklahoma City Police tweeted.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:22

Stephens was found dead after a brief police pursuit in the USA state of Pennsylvania. "After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself ", the police said on Twitter, providing no further details. "This is something that should not have been shared around the world. Period. We can't do this in this country". He shot himself in the head as the vehicle spun out of control.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:03

Kim said it's important to understand the history of both countries. The forces' debut, and the parade itself, came just a few days before the start of US-South Korea joint military exercises , and analysts who spoke to Yonhap said the formation was related to the exercises - in particular a reported " decapitation attack " simulation to be performed by the U.S.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:03

State television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a limousine and saluting his honour guard before walking down a red carpet. North Korean soldiers are facing the death penalty after spreading a joke comparing Kim Jong-un to a kindergartner. Following the huge bomb dropped by the U.S.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:02

Although the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order Trump signed appears to contain more rhetoric than immediate action, there are fears American suppliers and distributors who now rely on Canadian input may turn inwards in anticipation of stricter policies down the road.

by | April 19, 2017 | 11:02

Fewer overseas students hoping to study low-level qualifications in order to get a pathway to residency could arrive because of the changes, Woodhouse said, there would be fewer partners and children of temporary workers arriving, and seasonal workers would stay for a more targeted period of time.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:59

A Morning Consult/Politico exit poll from November showed that voters said being a strong leader was the most important characteristic they used when choosing a president, with 36 per cent saying it mattered most, compared with just 18 per cent who said the same in 2012.

by | April 18, 2017 | 03:01

Palestinian movement leader and longtime prisoner Marwan Barghouti , who initiated the call to strike, explained his reasoning in a New York Times op-ed published Sunday. A former leader of the Tanzim brigade - the militant wing of the Fatah political party - Barghouti was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder, including orchestrating attacks against Israelis.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:55

It's North Korea's most important holiday and a large-scale military parade is expected. Pence will "reaffirm" the United States' commitment to the "ironclad" U.S. In recent months, a series of top USA officials have visited South Korea amid concerns that security cooperation between the allies could slacken in the wake of the March 10 ouster of former President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

by | April 17, 2017 | 05:52

In his AFP interview, Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Syria joined the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in 2013 under severe global pressure after a deadly chemical attack on a Damascus suburb.