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Taiwan Air Force will soon have world's most F-16Vs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will soon have the world's highest number of F-16 Viper fighter jets after existing models are upgraded and around 60 new F-16Vs are commissioned into the count...

Greece marks WWII entry anniversary with military parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Fighter jets flew over the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Thursday as parachutists landed and troops marched in the city’s center to mark a national holiday commemorat...

Spain's national day salutes Columbus with little opposition

MADRID (AP) — Pomp, pageantry and a grand military parade marked Spain’s national day ceremonies in Madrid on Tuesday, overshadowing protests against what some see as a misguided celebration of Spanis...

Kim vows to build 'invincible' military while slamming US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed powerful missiles developed to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland, as he vowed to build an “invincible” military to cope wit...

North Korea blames US for regional tensions, defends weapons buildup

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blamed the United States for hostile policies on Tuesday and said his country is boosting its military capabilities to protect national sovereignty. Kim accused the US...

Taiwan's Double Ten celebrations kick off with fireworks and huge flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan celebrates its 110th National Day on Sunday (Oct. 10) with festive activities that include flag raising ceremonies held at sunrise around the nation and a grand par...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2021. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6...

Turkmenistan marks independence anniversary with big parade

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade Monday that involved thousands of people and fe...

Mexico highlights Cuban leader's visit on Independence Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The big highlight of Mexico’s Independence Day Thursday was the visit by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomed...

Why North Korea missile launch is timed to antagonize regime's rivals

North Korea went ahead with a succession of tests of an allegedly new cruise missile on Saturday and Sunday. They took place as top officials from South Korea, the US and Japan arrived in Tokyo ahead...

Taiwan defense ministry to review training standards, military regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has responded to reports that it is bringing back goose-stepping by saying it is reviewing training standards and regulations for it...

UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb on Friday and called for “the immediate rev...

Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military ...