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Greece to increase army service amid tension with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a program to boost the armed forces a...

Opinion: Message from Munich: Resilience is the foundation of trans-Atlantic security

"America is back." Joe Biden couldn't resist repeating his foreign policy mantra during his debut on the (virtual) international stage of the Munich Security Conference, but he went si...

US congressional commission hears how to deter China from invading Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Thursday (Feb. 18) held an online hearing, with a number of scholars and former U.S. government officials ...

Bombardier to end Learjet production, cut 1,600 jobs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Learjet, which became synonymous with lifestyles of the rich and famous, is about to fade into aviation history. Canada’s Bombardier announced Thursday that ...

2 Chinese fighter planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday night (Feb. 8), marking the seventh such intrusion this month. Two...

Drone, jet and tank projects top Merkel-Macron defense talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron held talks on Friday to discuss advancing joint defense projects and sovereignty. "Trans-Atlantic and internation...

Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey. Flo...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction in his goodbye to Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falseh...

Turkish leader defiant on Russian system but wants US jets

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has criticized the United States for kicking his country out of the F-35 fighter jet program after Ankara purchased a Russian missile defense system, a move that als...

Greek lawmakers debate purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a defense procurement program to purchase 18 French-made Rafale fighter planes, part of an armaments plan announced by the gover...

Turkey urges 'review' of US sanction decision over S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official is calling on the new U.S. administration to engage in a dialogue with Turkey and to review a decision to sanction the country over its purchase of an adva...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan F-16 eclipses moon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former borough chief in Chiayi City captured this spectacular photo the moment an F-16 fighter jet roared in front of the moon on Monday (Jan. 4). While taking photos...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 357th day of 2020. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. ...

Japan's Cabinet approves record defense budget

Japan's Cabinet approved a record 5.34 trillion yen ($51.7 billion, €42.4 billion) defense budget for the fiscal year 2021. It is the first defense budget under Prime Minister Yoshihide Sug...

Greece: French-made jets, upgrades will cost $2.8 billion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Thursday it will pay 2.32 billion euros ($2.8 billion) for the purchase of French-made Rafale fighter jets and an upgrade of compatible missiles, under a...