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US Navy tries to salvage fighter jet that fell into South China Sea

The US is conducting recovery operations in the South China Sea for a F-35C warplane. The fighter jet crashed after a landing mishap on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Monday, said th...

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman sai...

Meeting near Russian border, NATO weighs response to Moscow's military maneuvers

"We're the ones that keep other people awake at night": That's the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military ...

UK F35 fighter jet crashes in Med, pilot ejects safely

LONDON (AP) — An F35 jet from a British aircraft carrier crashed in an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Defense said, adding that the jet’s British p...

UK's HMS Elizabeth stops in Mumbai en route from Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s major port stop in Mumbai is evidence of her country’s Indo-Pacific strategy in acti...

4 US, UK, Japanese carriers patrolled north of Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three aircraft carriers from the U.S. and U.K. and one helicopter carrier from Japan conducted joint exercises just north of Taiwan during a tense weekend that saw 93 Chin...

British warship plows through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British warship from the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Sept. 27) as it headed towards Vietnam to rendezvous with t...

Boris Johnson says backing US 'only way forward' to address Taiwan Strait challenges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes the only way to address China’s increasing pressure on Taiwan is for the U.K. to continue supporting the U....

UK deploys 2 navy ships to Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two British naval ships have set off for the Indo-Pacific where they will likely be deployed for the next five years. HMS Tamar and HMS Spey, two new Offshore Patrol Ve...

Britain shows off Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to anxious Japan

TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain showed off its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to Japan's defence chief on Monday at a naval base near Tokyo, marking the start of a permanent military prese...

Why North Korea is wary of foreign warships in the region

The United States and South Korea are holding joint military exercises from Tuesday, and the most powerful warship in Britain's Royal Navy is preparing to dock in the South Korean port of Busan be...

Japan, UK to expand defense ties at sea, military technology

TOKYO (AP) — The British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike group will visit Japanese ports in September for joint exercises, defense ministers from Japan and Britain said Tuesday as ...

Russia launches Mediterranean drills amid rift with Britain

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Friday launched sweeping maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea featuring warplanes armed with state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles, a show of force amid a surge in t...

Britain's FM meets with Cambodian officials for trade talks

BANGKOK (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Wednesday with his Cambodian counterpart as he pushed for closer economic relations to Southeast Asia, part of the U.K.'s new emphasis on the region. ...

UK pushes Pacific trade talks amid broader new focus on Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.K. launched negotiations Tuesday to join a trans-Pacific trade bloc as it looks to explore new opportunities following its departure from the European Union and strengthen its str...