Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating ts...

Taiwan Council of Agriculture partners with Fubon for banana crop insurance scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Property and Casualty Insurance has launched a “banana plant crop” insurance scheme in cooperation with the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture...

US military review reveals civilian deaths in Somalia strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Africa Command says new information reveals that a woman and a child were killed in an American airstrike that was targeting al-Shabab insurgents in Somalia last April. ...

NYPD's secret weapon in standoffs - a simple length of rope

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has all the latest crime-fighting tools: body cameras, algorithms, even drones. But it is now widely deploying a far simpler technology...

Taiwan's foreign ministry launches first VR film to promote Taiwan-US partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released its first ever virtual reality film on Tuesday to promote the Taiwan-U.S. partnership and to commemorate the 40t...

Milan's Malpensa Airport temporarily shut by drone sighting

MILAN (AP) — Milan's Malpensa Airport was temporarily closed by a drone flying near a terminal, forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports. The airport operator SEA said...

Pioneering medical drone program takes off in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus has launched in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care. ...

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a...

Frankfurt flights briefly suspended over drone sightings

BERLIN (AP) — Flights to and from Frankfurt Airport have been interrupted briefly after two drones were seen in the area. The news agency dpa reported that operator Fraport said take...

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ...

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a fla...

US military, aid group at odds over Somalia civilian deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — An international human rights group says it has credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, and charged that the Pentagon...

Court orders Germany to press US over drone strikes

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that drone strikes controlled from German territory are in line with international law. ...

Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and Eng...

Photo of the Day: Fo Guang Big Buddha in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American Vlogger Brian Dang captured this spectacular overhead view of the Fo Guang Big Buddha next to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Kaohsiung in February. On Feb. 17, Dang...