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Taiwan rolls out Chinese electronic warfare countermeasures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Monday (May 4) that Taiwan will dispatch military aircraft and ships to counter Chinese military activity near its borders. ...

Taiwanese, Japanese warships track Chinese frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and Japanese warships reportedly teamed up Saturday (May 1) to shadow a Chinese frigate sailing near their respective countries' waters. On Saturday, the ...

Taiwan Coast Guard takes delivery of largest frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (April 29) took delivery of its largest frigate to date, the 4,000-ton “Chiayi,” leading President Tsai Ing-we...

China criticizes Japan over Fukushima treated water release

BEIJING (AP) — China renewed its criticism on Wednesday of Japan's decision to release treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. For...

USN Arleigh Burke-class destroyer tails Liaoning strike group near eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was found to have been shadowed by a U.S. Navy destroyer transiting through the Philippine Sea east of Taiwan since Sunday (April 25)...

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Ha...

Japan, Germany hold 1st security talk to deter China

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Germany agreed in security talks Tuesday to expand their military cooperation as the two nations shared concern about China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region...

Chinese spy ships appear as Taiwan prepares missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese naval ships recently appeared near Taitung County’s Orchid Island as Taiwan prepares for several rounds of missile tests off its southeast coast, reports sai...

Chinese aircraft carrier holds drills near Taiwan as US carrier steams into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese carrier group drilled in waters off Taiwan as a U.S. carrier group entered the South China Sea amid rising tensions over China's refusal to call back dozens ...

Italy: Officer held for spying says he had no sensitive info

ROME (AP) — An Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia says he didn’t have access to any information that would have compromised the security or strategic operations of ...

In Italy spy story, Navy captain struggled with mortgage

ROME (AP) — Italy’s spy thriller took a decidedly mundane turn Thursday with indications that the Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia was desperate for extra money t...

Italian naval officer, Russian detained on spying charges

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities said Wednesday they have arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after he was allegedly caught giving classified documents to a Russian em...

Italy detains navy captain and Russian diplomat for spying

An Italian navy officer and a Russian diplomat have been detained, "accused of serious crimes tied to spying and state security," Italy's police said on Wednesday. The pair were caught ...

US and India hold 2-day naval drill to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to China's recent provocative activities in the Indo-Pacific region, the US and India Sunday (March 28) launched military exercises in the eastern Indian O...

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...