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US, Canadian warships pass through Taiwan strait, China cries foul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Sunday (Oct. 17) condemned the passage of U.S. and Canadian warships through the Taiwan Strait, which took place late last week. On Friday (Oct. 15), the Beiji...

US Navy helicopter, human remains recovered off California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday. ...

US nuclear submarine hits object in South China Sea

The US Navy on Thursday said that one of its nuclear powered submarines had an underwater collision with an unidentified object. The US Pacific Fleet, which falls under the command of the US Navy, sa...

State TV says Iranian speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy spokesm...

PLA on 'high alert' as US warships pass through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military leaders told state media outlets on Saturday (Aug. 28) the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is on “high alert” and is closely tracking and m...

No storms ahead for Taiwan in near future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mild and stable weather is predicted for the coming week, as tropical storm Omais danced around Taiwan on Saturday (Aug. 21) and headed north toward South Korea. The Ce...

US destroyer patrols Taiwan Strait for 7th time in 7 months under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer patrolled through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (July 28), marking the seventh passage of an American naval vessel through the strait...

Fully vaccinated Americans may enter Canada as of mid-August

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position t...

US destroyer, Chinese spy ship prowl off east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese naval reconnaissance vessel and a U.S. Navy destroyer have been spotted off the east coast of Taiwan on Wednesday (July 14). A People's Liberation Army Na...

China alleges US Navy ship sailed into its territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command said on Monday (July 12) that the USS Benfold trespassed in its territorial waters and demanded t...

South China Sea: US warns China against attack on Philippine forces

The US has warned China that it will defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in the South China Sea as part of a 70-year-old mutual defense treaty. Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of St...

Xi vows to crush Taiwan independence, US Navy posts pic of Independence carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) on Thursday (July 1) threatened to crush attempts at Taiwan independence and confront foreign forces if necessary, the U.S. Pacific...

US destroyer patrols Taiwan Strait for 6th time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer plowed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (June 22), marking the sixth passage of an American naval vessel through the strait since ...

China slams US warship's 'illegal' sea passage

China has slammed the latest passage by a US Navy ship through contested waters in the South China Sea as "illegal," in a statement released on Thursday. China spoke out after the guided-mi...

US Navy seizes arms shipment in Arabian Sea amid Yemen war

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment hidden aboard a vessel in the Arabian Sea, the latest such interdiction by sailors amid the long-running wa...