UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planes

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft. The ministry said Wedn...

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain's defense secretary says the country's most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of the ongoing oper...

EVA Air sues union for 'illegally' striking

EVA Airways on Friday sued the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU), alleging that it illegally mobilized its flight attendants to go on strike. The company asked for a compensation of NT$34 mill...

Taiwan’s Keelung Islet to open to the public on June 25 after five years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Keelung City Government announced on Thursday (June 20) that Keelung Islet off Taiwan’s northern coast will be open for the public to visit on June 25 after it was c...

RAF jets in Estonia scrambled 2x to intercept Russian jets

LONDON (AP) — Two Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days, bringing the number of intercepts of Russian aircraft to eight since taking over the Baltic Air Pol...

Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

Taiwan military readies for disaster relief as flood season looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the flood season approaching, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced plans regarding the island’s disaster preparedness in a press conference on Tuesd...

New weather front arrives Thurs., 2 tropical depressions form east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan will not get much respite from rain as a new weather front is set to arrive on Thursday (May 9), while two new tropical depressions have formed in the South Pacific, pot...

Taiwan Council of Agriculture partners with Fubon for banana crop insurance scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Property and Casualty Insurance has launched a “banana plant crop” insurance scheme in cooperation with the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture...

Video shows biggest-ever movement of Taipei 101 damper due to earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a testament to the power of Thursday's (April 18) magnitude 6.1 earthquake, Taipei 101's damper recorded the largest movement in its history due to an earthquake, as...

Senate confirms ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lo...

Malaysia threatens to raise stakes in EU palm oil spat

The Malaysian government has threatened to take retaliatory trade measures, including ditching EU-made fighter jets for Chinese ones, if the 28-nation bloc goes ahead with plans to phase out palm oil ...

German export policies threaten European defense projects: French ambasador

France's ambassador to Germany, Anne-Marie Descotes, warned on Monday that German arms export policies and licensing rules threatened future Franco-German defense projects. The remarks come as th...

Taiwan is main target of China's disinformation campaign: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Paris-based global watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday (March 26) released a report detailing China's strategy of controlling information abroad, with Ta...