Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Tsai attends memorial to historic victory on Taiwan's outlying island Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While attending a memorial service in Taiwan’s outlying island Kinmen on Wednesday (Oct. 23), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged to preserve the country’s so...

Japan to send own maritime defense force, won't join US coalition for Mideast

Japan’s government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of ...

Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A group of deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships is honing in on sonar readings of debris fields in the Pacifi...

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen sweeping war games carried out by his nation's strategic nuclear forces. The drills on Thursday featured practice launches...

Russia to conduct sweeping drills of its nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will this week undertake a sweeping drill of its strategic nuclear forces. The Defense Ministry said the three-day exercise will begin Tuesday and inv...

How the past informs Trump's vision of America's future

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's vision of America's tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays. He loves "beautiful" coal. "Beautiful" warships. And "those four beautiful wo...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades,...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercis...

N. Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," another demonstration of it...

US to join 10 Southeast Asian countries in first ever joint naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Naval exercises between the U.S. and 10 Southeast Asian nations will take place for the first time from September 2 to 6 in the Gulf of Thailand. At least eight warships and...

Mysterious Chinese warship tried to force Taiwanese freighter to sail to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A week after a mysterious Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter, the Taiwanese ship's captain says that the collision was followed by a one-hour standoff as t...

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. The waters are a major ...

Royal Navy ship shadows Chinese destroyer in English Channel

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Navy says one of its ships shadowed a Chinese destroyer as it sailed through the English Channel. A navy statement said the HMS Westminster met up with ...

Video gives glimpse of over 100 missiles fired by Taiwan during China war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On this Facebook page today (Aug. 2), the Ministry of National Defense released a highlight video showing some of the 117 missiles launched during two days of live-fire exercis...