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US guided-missile destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Oct. 14), marking the 10th voyage of a U.S. warship through the strait this year. Th...

Greece welcomes French boost as tension rises in east Med

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely ...

The Latest: German sending 10 million euros to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 4:20 p.m. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says his country will provide an additional 10 m...

Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role

SUBIC, Philippines (AP) — One of Japan's largest warships, the helicopter carrier Izumo, is returning home from Subic port in the Philippines following a powerful show of Tokyo's determination to expa...

Japanese helicopter carrier makes port visit in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –An escort flotilla of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) made a port visit in Subic Bay in the Philippines this week to strengthen ties between the two count...

US, Japan, India, Philippines conduct joint naval patrol through South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, May 9, the U.S. Navy announced that it just completed a series of joint freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea along with naval vessels from ...

USS Wasp arrives in Philippines for annual 'Balikatan' military exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier, arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines on Saturday, March 30 in preparation for a joint military exercise with force...

Japan cancels port call by warship in South Korea amid row

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has canceled a port call in South Korea by its main warship during a multilateral naval exercise as relations between the two Asian neighbors fall to their lowest level in r...

Japan Cabinet OKs record defense budget bill, US arms buys

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet has approved a record 5.26 trillion yen ($47 billion) defense budget as the country seeks to bolster its arms capability by increasingly buying advanced U.S. weapons. ...

Japan new defense plan bolsters fighter capability, budget

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted new defense guidelines that include plans for its first aircraft carrier and increases in defense spending and arms capability in coming years, citing the need to counte...

Japan draft defense plan seeks aircraft carrier for US jets

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is seeking to possess its first aircraft carrier allowing for the deployment of U.S.-made stealth fighters as it seeks to bolster its arms capability under a new 10-year defense pla...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Japanese Navy helicopter carrier Kaga to head for Indian Ocean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan will send its helicopter carrier the Kaga on a two-month journey to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean next September, the Reuters news agency reported Wednesd...

The Latest: South Korea says THAAD can defend against attack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 11 a.m. Tuesday An official says a contentious U.S. anti-missile system ...