Greece: Storm death toll rises to 3, flood damage extensive

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A third person has been found dead in central Greece following extensive damage caused by a tropical-like storm over the weekend. Authorities said the body of a...

US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen s...

Trump administration preparing for Taiwan arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is expected to approve a large weapons package to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. A congressional aide told CNN the Trump admini...

Taiwan's MND calls reports of US arms sales 'mere speculation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued a press release Wednesday evening (Sept. 16) saying reports the United States plans to sell seven weapon systems to Taiwan is...

Ukraine, Belarus trade accusations over Jewish pilgrims

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Belarus traded angry accusations Wednesday over thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have remained stuck on their border after Ukraine denied them entry because of...

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 700 Jewish pilgrims were stuck on Belarus' border Tuesday due to coroavirus restrictions that barred them from entering Ukraine. Ukrainian Border Guard ch...

Walmart to test drone delivery with Zipline in latest deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch drone delivery program early next year that will deliver health and wellness products close to the retailer's headquarters...

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___ Tech falters again as Wall Street ends worst week in months NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its worst week since June with another day of churning tradin...

Drone maker hurt by US-China rift, opening door to US rivals

Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all...

Taipei mayor says smart initiatives minimize coronavirus pandemic disruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has an advantage promoting smart cities, while the public and private sectors should work together to push ahead with digitalization and smart city renewal in the p...

Iran’s army begins drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army began an annual three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, state TV reported. The report said units ...

Walmart testing drones for deliveries in North Carolina city

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart launched a pilot program Wednesday using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city. The retail giant is using drones from ...

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Libya and their international backers — the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Jordan vs Turkey and Qatar — violated a U.N. arms embargo on the oil-rich nort...

Iran's supreme leader denounces UAE's recognition of Israel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader has called the United Arab Emirates’ recognition of Israel “treason that will not last for long," the state media in Iran reported on Tuesday. ...