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US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Sunday it will hold a major naval exercise alongside Belgium, France and Japan in the Mideast amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program in the reg...

Yankees slugger Stanton building off strong postseason

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton is picking up where he ended the postseason last year. Healthy and hard hitting. The New York Yankees slugger homered in each o...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 17 The Los Angeles Times on the Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings w...

Lindor, new Mets hope to put World Series practice in play

NEW YORK (AP) — For the finishing touch on a recent spring training drill, Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets rehearsed their World Series championship celebration. “You’ve got t...

Team NZ accepts first challenge for next America's Cup

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Team New Zealand no sooner had retained the America’s Cup in the 36th Cup Match than it accepted the first challenge for the 37th Cup. In keeping with th...

Taiwan's defense ministry to improve safety in response to tragic July accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The budget report the Ministry of National Defense recently sent to the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee includes measures to prevent traini...

Israel, Greece, Cyprus hold naval drill as they deepen ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday that it has conducted a joint naval exercise with Greece and Cyprus, in the latest sign of increased cooperation among three countries that increasing...

Groups sue over California county's plan to drill oil wells

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Environmental and community groups have sued a California county after the prime oil-drilling region approved a plan to fast-track thousands of new wells in a state that's p...

Mets celebrate World Series title -- in their minds

Michael Conforto and his New York Mets sprinted to celebrate the World Series title. While it was a spring training defensive drill, in their minds it was Game 7 of the World Series....

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italy strongly disapproves of any deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus that doesn’t conform to an already agreed-upon federal framework that’s spelled out in United Nations...

Taiwan resorts to well drilling amid extreme water supply woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses in Taiwan are allowed to apply for a permit to drill wells as the country undergoes a severe drought due to a shortage of rainfall and no typhoons over the past...

Biden lauds NASA team for giving US 'dose of confidence'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an six-wheeled rover on Mars and for giving the country a “dose of conf...

Kessié snatches draw for title-chasing Milan against Udinese

MILAN (AP) — Franck Kessié scored a penalty with the last kick of the match to rescue a 1-1 draw for title-chasing AC Milan against Udinese in Serie A on Wednesday. Rodrigo Becão loo...

Benchmark Prioritizes New Gold-Silver Exploration Targets for the 2021 Drill Program

Edmonton, Alberta - Newsfile Corp. - March 3, 2021 - Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV: BNCH) (OTCQX: BNCHF) (WKN: A2JM2X) (the "Company" or "Benchmark") is pleased to announce high-priority targets for dri...

Taiwan's Coast Guard to hold artillery drills March 2, 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) announced on Monday (March 1) that it would hold a live-fire artillery drill that day and again on March 9, simulating various ...