Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea’s president, today

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (front-R) takes the oath of office in Seoul, South Korea, May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, has been sworn in a day after he was declared president in a decisive election victory.

Moon took the oath of office in Seoul’s National Assembly building on Wednesday to begin his five-year term in office.

The surprising speed with which Moon assumed office — one day after election — was because the country’s former president, Park Geun-hye, had been impeached and removed from office, leaving a  caretaker government in control.   Continue reading “Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea’s president, today”

Emmanuel Macron, 39, becomes France’s youngest president after wining French presidential election

Former banker Emmanuel Macron, pictured with his wife Briggitte, 64, is set to become France youngest president at 39 after winning 65.5 per cent of the vote in a tense election against  far-right National Front (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen, 48.
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China’s first homegrown plane flies into skies, today.

China has sent its first homegrown passenger plane - the C919 – into the skies. (Photo by AFP)

China has sent its first homegrown airplane into the skies in what authorities have described as a landmark achievement that has already propelled the country into a new era of aviation. 

The C919, a twin-engine airliner designed to compete with the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737, took off from Shanghai’s Pudong international airport in the early hours of Friday.

The jet – which has more than 150 seats and a range of 4,075 kilometers – is the work of the Commercial   Continue reading “China’s first homegrown plane flies into skies, today.”