Aerospace and defense industry

Live updates | G-7 leaders pledge work on climate change

ELMAU, Germany — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ——— Leaders from the Group of Seven major economies and five key …

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Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine‘s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top …

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China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

BEIJING — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims. A brief statement from the Defense Ministry late Sunday gave no details, but said the test was purely defensive in nature and was not …

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China launches first indigenous aircraft carrier

BEIJING — China on Friday launched its third aircraft carrier, the first such ship to be designed and built entirely within the country. The 003 new-generation aircraft carrier christened Fujian left its drydock at a shipyard in Shanghai in the morning and tied up at a nearby pier, state media reports said. State broadcaster CCTV …

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Chinese destroyer on long-distance exercises in Sea of Japan

BEIJING — One of China‘s largest and most capable combat ships is conducting long-distance exercises in the Sea of Japan, state media reported Thursday, in a display of China’s increasing naval reach. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times said the mission was the first for the Type 055 destroyer Lhasa since its commissioning last year. …

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Survivor of abusive facility searches for lost Korean roots

SEOUL, South Korea — The earliest photo Joo-Rei Mathieson has of herself was taken when she was about four. Her head is shaved, her eyes cast downward. She has just arrived at perhaps the worst place a child could be sent in South Korea. The black-and-white mugshot is from a November 1982 Brothers Home intake …

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