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Chinese nuclear sub spotted in Taiwan Strait, shadowed by US patrol plane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese nuclear attack submarine was spotted plowing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Nov. 29) while a U.S. patrol aircraft flew overhead. Monday evening, USNI co...

As China menaces Taiwan, the island's friends aid its secretive submarine project

TAIPEI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - For more than two decades, Taiwan tried to buy a fleet of modern conventional submarines to fend off an existential threat – invasion by China. There were no takers. ...

Taiwan's torpedo shortage could affect submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan pushes to expand its underwater naval capabilities with an indigenous submarine fleet, a persistent problem lies beneath the surface — a torpedo shortage. ...

China warns of return to Cold War tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Thursday against a return to Cold War-era tensions in the Asia-Pacific. He made the comments amid growing tension in the region with the United States over Taiw...

Former leader says sub deal protects US, not Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deal to acquire submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology was aimed at protecting the United States from Chinese nuclear attack and had changed Australia-Sin...

China accuses US of 'lack of transparency' over sub accident

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of a “lack of transparency and responsibility” regarding an accident in the South China Sea involving a Navy submarine last month. A...

Australia prime minister attacks French leader's credibility

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked the credibility of French President Emmanuel Macron as a newspaper quoted a text message that suggested France anticipated ...

UK disputes French statement over fishing row 'deescalation'

The United Kingdom on Sunday rejected a French announcement that their leaders had agreed to deescalate a row over post-Brexit fishing rights. Earlier, a French official said French President Emmanue...

UK's Johnson seeks 'G20 bounce' for key climate conference

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson flies to a Group of 20 meeting in Rome on Friday with one big goal: to persuade the leaders of the world’s biggest economies to put their money where...

French, Australian leaders have 1st talk since sub fallout

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron told Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during their first conversation since Australia pulled out of a multibillion-dollar submarine deal that it i...

Brunei says Myanmar still 'integral' to ASEAN despite rebuke

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The sultan of Brunei said Thursday that Myanmar remains an integral part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the bloc hopes its military government will wor...

US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang joined an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday, as some regional leaders voiced concern about th...

Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia and Britain on Thursday defended their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race. ...

US nuclear submarine hits object in South China Sea

The US Navy on Thursday said that one of its nuclear powered submarines had an underwater collision with an unidentified object. The US Pacific Fleet, which falls under the command of the US Navy, sa...

India announces nuclear, conventional submarine fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India’s navy will deploy a mix of both nuclear and conventional submarines to deal with maritime threats, a senior government official said Monday (Oct. 4). The a...