THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that...

Palestinians: Israeli airstrike kills 2 on Gaza-Egypt border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed two Gaza residents in a smuggling tunnel along the border with Egypt. Health ministry spokesman...

Israeli military shoots down rockets fired from Egypt

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its missile defense system has intercepted several rockets fired from Egypt toward the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The military said si...

Mattis warns NKorea against any attack on US or its allies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an explicit warning to North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asserted that any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies would be...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis is criticizing North Korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with Japan and...

Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Putin

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A visit by President Vladimir Putin to Hungary this week reveals the vastly different reactions to Putin's Russia in countries formerly under Moscow's yoke, and highlights the ve...

Taiwan Navy reveals video of future guided-missile destroyer

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has released an animated video of a future guided-missile destroyer being designed for t...

Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities. Israel's Defense Ministry says Wednes...

The Latest: Moscow ready for talks with Trump administration

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a news conference by Russia's foreign minister (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Russia's foreign minister says that Moscow is ready to sit d...

Russia-US ties hard to mend, interests differ sharply

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin hopes that Donald Trump will move to improve badly strained Russia-U.S. ties once he takes office. Relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest point since the...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: VIETNAM-US-KERRY — Secretary of State John Kerry, making his last trip as the top U.S. diplomat, defends the 12-nation trade pact that the incoming Trump administration says it...

China, Russia say united against S. Korea missile defense

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say Beijing and Moscow have agreed to take "further countermeasures" in response to plans for an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. ...

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent agai...