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The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday....

Taiwan closely observed Chinese military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said Saturday (Sept. 18) it had closely observed military drills by China the previous day, coinciding with the conclusion of Taiwan&rsquo...

Taiwan and France’s Dassault sign service agreement for Mirage jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and France’s Dassault have signed a technical support service agreement valued at NT$790.96 million (US$28.45 million) for wor...

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take b...

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project ...

Taiwan jets fight off simulated enemy on final day of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force conducted a counterattack drill on Friday (Sept. 17), the last day of the Han Kuang military exercise, which involved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) drivi...

3 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday morning (Sept. 16), marking the 15th intrusion this month. Two P...

Taiwan plans US$9 billion boost in arms spending in response to 'severe threat' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced plans to spend an additional NT$240 billion (US$8.69 billion) on defense over the next five years on Thursday (Sept. 16), warning of the dire need to bols...

9 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Sept. 15), marking the 14th intrusion this month. Six People&...

Taiwan drills military as concerns over China grow

JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. ...

Taiwan Air Force plans to spend US$1 billion on bases, missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the annual Han Kuang wargames proceed into their third day Wednesday (Sept. 15), reports said the Air Force had budgeted NT$33 billion (US$1.19 billion) on repairing ai...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2021. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sep...

Two Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of Chinese fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 14), marking the 13th intrusion this month. Two...

Florida congressional candidate says rival threatened life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former political rival of a Republican Florida congressional candidate made repeated violent threats to “take her out,” even claiming he could summon a Russian and Ukrain...

China developing advanced tactics for thousand-strong drone swarms: Kosovar military officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planners are developing tactics for deploying thousands of drone swarms to gain the asymmetric advantages the technology offers, says Ali Haxhimustafa, an...