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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Taipei scrambles jets as China sails carrier through Taiwan Strait

China sailed a carrier group through the politically delicate Taiwan Strait on Sunday, led by the communist country's first domestically built aircraft carrier. In a statement released Sunday, ...

China carrier fleet passes near rival Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese aircraft carrier fleet has passed near Taiwan, prompting the self-governing island to scramble ships and jets to monitor the situation. Taiwan’s defen...

China's first homemade aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's first domestically built aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (Nov. 17), followed by two U.S. and Japanese military vessels, Taiwan'...

Nation's new aircraft carrier heads to sea for more tests

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The nation's newest aircraft carrier has headed out to sea for more tests after it underwent a series of upgrades and fixes at a Virginia shipyard. The Navy ...

The Latest: Experts identify WWII Battle of Midway shipwreck

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — The Latest on a group of deep-sea researchers looking for sunken World War II ships (all times local): 5:30 p.m. ...

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A group of deep-sea researchers looking for sunken World War II ships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the Pacific dur...

Chinese parade a glimpse into military ambitions

A parade Tuesday by China's secretive military will offer a rare look at its rapidly developing arsenal, including possibly a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes...

Military sees frustrating trend as suicides spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter....

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2019. There are 98 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September...

Taiwan presidential race shifts to sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Foxconn founder Terry Gou dropped out of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race, the Wall Street Journal reported the focus of the race will shift from trade and inve...

Seattle residents grumbling over Navy's Growler jet noise

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marge Plecki and her husband built their retirement home on an island north of Seattle in 2002, they were aware the Navy conducted training flights at a small airstrip nearby. ...

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...

MOFA says Taiwan 'not for sale' in response to White House petition to buy Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a petition calling for the U.S. to purchase Taiwan surfaced on Tuesday (Aug. 27) on the White House's petition website, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA...

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...