Norway arrests British man suspected of plane bomb threat

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities say they have arrested a 51-year-old British man suspected of issuing a bomb threat midair during a Ryanair flight from London to Oslo. The inci...

Chinese warplane enters Taiwan's ADIZ during live-fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese military was holding a live-fire artillery exercise, a Chinese warplane entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (July 16)....

Taiwan's Air Force conducts drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the early hours of the second day of the 36th Han Kuang exercise, various types of aircraft took off from bases along Taiwan's west coast and flew to Hualien’...

The Trump conundrum — A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. The second part can be found here. Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely b...

One of three Taiwan Marine soldiers critically wounded in landing drill dies

One of the soldiers who fell overboard during a military drill on Friday passed away early Sunday, the Navy Command said in a statement. The Navy expressed condolences to the family of the 26-year-...

Taiwan military holds rehearsal drill ahead of 36th Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military held live-fire rehearsal drills at Taichung’s Ta Chia river and Chia Nan beach on Thursday (July 2), ahead of the 36th Han Kuang exercise. Ove...

Taiwan F-16s armed with MK-84 bombs for invasion war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for this month’s Han Kuang 36 war games, Taiwanese F-16 jets have been armed with 2,000-pound bomb loads, while missile transports were spotted in the...

Pompeo says F-16 sale to Taiwan appropriate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed in a radio interview on Tuesday (June 23) that he has discussed various military issues with the director of China’s Cen...

Logistical hurdles could slow troop withdrawal from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is reviewing options to begin pulling about 10,000 troops out of Germany, as directed by President Donald Trump. But even though some may be shifted to neighbo...

Photo of the Day: Eclipse shots from across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents across Taiwan took advantage of fair weather on Sunday (June 21) to catch a glimpse of a rare annular eclipse. According to the Tainan Astronomical Education ...

Taiwan high on list of countries Trump considering abandoning: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that Taiwan is high on President Trump's list of countries to abandon. In his 577-page me...

Taiwan's new F-16s to be equipped with advanced electronic warfare system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decision to equip Taiwan’s recently purchased F-16V fighters with an advanced electronic warfare system was finalized a few days ago. All of Taiwan's F-16...

Trump announces major US troop cut in 'delinquent' Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is ordering a major reduction in U.S. troop strength in Germany, a move widely criticized by members of his own party as a gift to Russia and a ...

Yankee go home: What does moving troops out of Germany mean?

BERLIN (AP) — After more than a year of thinly-veiled threats to start pulling U.S. troops out of Germany unless Berlin increases its defense spending, President Donald Trump appears to be proceeding ...

Serb leader praises Russian arms 21 years after NATO bombing

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president thanked Russia on Saturday for making the country’s military “10 times” stronger than when it was bombed by NATO in 1999. Aleksandar Vucic...