2 US bombers fly near Taipei's airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two American B-52 bombers flew near Taipei's sky on Wednesday (Dec. 4) en route to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, marking the plane's first known flight over the...

France, Germany and UK say Iran has nuclear-capable missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France, Germany and the United Kingdom say Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, which goes against a U.N. Security Council call on Tehran not to undertake any a...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pak...

NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world’s biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself. ...

Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year. While it is an industry that is ...

Seoul says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. A brief statement Thursday from Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff gave no further details, such ...

Time running out on North Korea’s deadline to US on nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising fears that the head-s...

Foreign arms buyers show interest in Taiwan’s Sky Bow III missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese-developed Sky Bow III surface-to-air missile boasts of a nose cone which can resist temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees, provoking interest from overseas...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2019. There are 37 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 19...

In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it woul...

On Ukraine’s bleak front line, US aid saves lives and morale

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — U.S.-made medical equipment, night-vision devices and countermortar radar make a difference for Ukrainian troops fighting Kremlin-backed separatists on the front line of the s...

Mysterious radar ship spotted off coast of S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos have recently surfaced apparently showing a naval vessel prowling the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan with a massive newly mounted radar tower on top, leadi...

The Latest: Syria says 2 civilians killed in Israeli strikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Syrian state media say two civ...

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out a “wide-scale” strike on Iranian targets in Syria following a rocket attack on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the previous day. ...