Friday, July 19

Day: May 9, 2015

North Korea Tests World-Level Strategic Weapon
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea Tests World-Level Strategic Weapon

    North Korea has claimed it has successfully test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile "developed on the personal initiative" of leader Kim Jong-Un. Kim, who personally oversaw the test, hailed the missile as a "world-level strategic weapon capable of striking and wiping out in any waters the hostile forces infringing upon (North Korea's) sovereignty and dignity", said the country's KCNA news agency. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the test, which would mark a major breakthrough for the country's missile programme and violate UN resolutions prohibiting Pyongyang from conducting ballistic missile tests. Development of a submarine-launched missile capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the ...
Bells Ring To Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day
London

Bells Ring To Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day

    Cathedrals and churches across the UK are ringing their bells to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The ringing, which began at 11am, signifies the end to the years the bells had hung in silence during the Second World War. This evening, a star-studded concert will take place at Horse Guards Parade in London, hosted by The Royal British Legion. It includes performances influenced by the era - from Katherine Jenkins, Pixie Lott, Status Quo and couples from Strictly Come Dancing. Tomorrow, around 1,000 veterans and their families will attend a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. They will be joined by members of the Royal Family, MPs, members of the Armed Forces and representatives of the Allied nations and Commonwealth countries that fought alongside Britain A ...
Who will be the next Labour leader?
ENGLISH, London

Who will be the next Labour leader?

    Labour will want to get the leadership campaign out of the way quickly so it can focus its efforts on the fight to rebuild its reputation. So expect the wheels of power to move very quickly in the next few days, weeks and months. These are the candidates who've been talked about for years as possible successors to Ed Miliband - and who are the favourites with the bookies. Odds are from Ladbrokes at 7am on Friday.