Taiwan's defense ministry emphasizes combat readiness amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a video Tuesday night (July 7) in which it said that training is the daily routine of the country's armed forces, whose...

Taiwanese Navy rules out human, mechanical error in marine training accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lieutenant General Sun Chang-te (孫常德), director of political warfare at the Naval Command, said Monday (July 6) that a comprehensive assessment of Friday's marine trai...

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to virus

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an...

Rare footage shows joint training of US, Taiwan special forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A promotional video featuring joint U.S.-Taiwan military training has surfaced on social media—the first of such footage to be seen, as these kinds of operations are...

CCP using pandemic as cover for expansionist agenda

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – As the Wuhan coronavirus sweeps the world there has been plenty of discussion among China observers about how the regime has sought to use the pandemic to its advantage...

Suicide bomber kills 2 at Turkish military base in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital and killed two people, police said Tuesday. It was the first time the Tu...

Experts: Police 'woefully undertrained' in use of force

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run-in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into ...

Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supply

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dozens of armed men on motorcycles have attacked a town in western Niger that has been hosting 35,000 displaced people, killing three and cutting off the community's water supply...

Xi Jinping issues subtle warning to India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Xi Jinping on Tuesday (May 26) issued what could be interpreted as a subtle warning to India during the third plenary session of the 13th National People's C...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tw...

Iran holds funeral for 19 sailors killed in navy accident

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a funeral Tuesday for 19 sailors killed when a missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise this week mistakenly struck a naval vessel, the state TV reporte...

Tottenham star Son completes basic training in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min finished his three-week military training in South Korea on Friday and was right near the top of the class. The 27-y...

Ex-Green Beret behind Venezuela raid suspected of plagiarism

MIAMI (AP) — The former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela can add another infraction to his growing list of potential screw ups — cut and paste plagiarism. ...

Army outfielder at a crossroads _ baseball or artillery

Army outfielder Jacob Hurtubise chose West Point primarily for its academics, and playing professional baseball wasn't on his radar after struggling through an injury-plagued freshman season. ...

3 accused white supremacists denied bond amid virus concerns

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia men accused of belonging to a white supremacist group and of plotting to kill a couple were denied bond Thursday after requesting a hearing because of coronavirus concer...