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Sea Trials Begin for China's First Aircraft Carrier

Move is mostly symbolic but still 'a milestone'

(Newser) - In a highly symbolic move, China today began carrying out sea trials for its first aircraft carrier. The 300-meter-long vessel sounded its horn three times before heading out to sea around the port of Dalian, where it has spent the decade since it was purchased from Ukraine being refurbished, according... More »

World Military Spending Zooms to $1.6T Record

United States' $698B six times higher than No. 2 China

(Newser) - Global military spending hit a new high last year, inching up 1.3% to reach a staggering $1.6 trillion, according to a Swedish think tank. The increase itself, however, is one of the lower hikes in years, a slowdown caused by the economic crisis in many Western nations. US... More »

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