Taiwan to hold air raid drills spread over May 27-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in Taiwan will be forced off the roads between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on four separate days next week depending on the region for the latest r...

Indy 500 all about tradition _ many endure, some fade away

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has been around long enough to remember when the Indianapolis 500 was the true culmination of the "Month of May," when fans would file through the old turnstiles e...

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's navy has held a major live-firing exercise off the island's east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes. Wednesday's dri...

Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Taiwan Coast Guard rescue drill shows off new ambulance airlift capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) held a rescue exercise codenamed “Operation Nanyuan No. 4” (南援四號演練) in the waters off Taiping Island (太平島) of the Spratly ...

Minister: Gas drilling at 8 sites off Cyprus over 24 months

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast at eight separate sites ov...

India and Singapore hold joint naval exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), held in the South China Sea began on Sunday (May 19). Participating in this year’s exercises are the I...

Taiwan's Han Kuang drills to feature F-16Vs, Perry-class frigates

A wide range of military equipment, weapons and vehicles, including F-16V fighter jets from the United States, Taiwan's indigenous Clouded Leopard armored vehicles and two U.S.-made Perry-class gu...

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy visits the South

North Korea appeared to have fired two short-range missiles, South Korea's military said on Thursday. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the two missiles were fired fr...

A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wa...

School criticized for actor's Arab headwear in safety drill

HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is defending itself after video surfaced of a safety drill that had a teacher posing as a shooter and donning what appeared to be a Middle East...

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up ...

Cyprus president criticizes UK minister over Turkey drilling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president has criticized remarks by Britain's Foreign Office minister that cast doubt over the east Mediterranean island nation's offshore economic rights. ...

Reports alleging US Marines conduct training in Taiwan rebutted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s military authorities rebutted reports that a battalion of U.S. Marines had conducted training exercises on the island as part of a tour that saw them deploy...

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy visits the South

North Korea appeared to have fired two short-range missiles, South Korea's military said on Thursday. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the two missiles were fired fr...