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Taiwan tracks 30 Chinese military aircraft, 5 ships around country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) tracked 30 Chinese military aircraft and 5 ships around the country as of 5 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 15). Of the 30 People...

FAA warns that staffing shortage will delay flights in NYC

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it was reducing flights in the area around New York City because of lack of staffing. Departing and arriving flights could be del...

Airplane part falls from sky, nearly hits man in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A metal object believed to have fallen from a trans-Atlantic jet came crashing down outside the Maine State House, landing with a loud bang just feet from a Capitol Police worker...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to rene...

China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of s...

9 Taiwanese rescued from Cambodian human trafficking ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Taiwanese victims of a human trafficking operation in Cambodia arrived safely in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 14). The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), in conjunctio...

Australian charged with shooting at windows inside airport

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was charged with three weapons offenses Monday after he allegedly used a handgun inside the Canberra Airport to fire multiple shots at airport windows. ...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of threatening mi...

Russia-Ukraine updates: 10 Russian planes stuck in Germany — reports

Almost six months after the closure of the EU airspace for Russian airplanes, ten aircraft owned or controlled by Russia are still in Germany, Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported on Sunday, ...

Plane bumps another while backing up at Boston airport

BOSTON (AP) — An airplane bumped into another plane while backing up at Logan International Airport in Boston, prompting an investigation. No one was injured when the two Delta Airli...

Could Russian nationals be shut out of EU and Schengen?

My Russian acquaintance Artyom likes Finland. It has beautiful lakes, friendly people and clean air. He knows the country because he has been there several times. Artyom lives in St. Petersburg and no...

Astros OF Brantley shelved by season-ending shoulder surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his right shoulder this week. The 35-year-old Brantley hasn’t playe...

European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest. A...

Taiwan spots 24 military aircraft, 6 naval ships from China around the country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it had spotted 24 aircraft and six ships from China’s military around the country by 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12). Of the 24 Peop...