Japanese submarine conducts naval exercise in the S. China Sea, will visit Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 17 that the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) made a press release that they had dispatched submarine to the South China Sea for training exercise...

Russia's biggest war games include submarine hunt in Pacific

KLERK PENINSULA, Russia (AP) — Russian naval forces have conducted a submarine search using an anti-submarine ship and a helicopter in the Sea of Okhotsk as part of Russia's largest-ever military exer...

Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine...

Taiwan strengthens security ties with India, Japan, Australia and Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s number of official diplomatic allies keeps dwindling under pressure from China, the island is seeking closer security ties to countries like India, Japan...

Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeastern U.S. coast, millions of people in the path of are frantically preparing for the monster storm. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especial...

To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

From Norfolk, Virginia, in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the south, millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipate...

Iran summit seeks to avert a bloodbath in northwestern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet Friday in Tehran, all eyes will be on their diplomacy reaching a last-minute deal to avert a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded north...

Taiwan plans military drone fleet to protect coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's coastline will be patrolled by unmanned reconnaissance and armed drones in the future, according to funding allocated in Taiwan's 2019 draft budget. Th...

Taiwan to complete first domestic submarine in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The construction of Taiwan’s first-ever domestic submarine should be completed by 2025 following the spending of NT$49.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) beginning next year...

AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idl...

AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idl...

NATO reports Russian naval buildup amid Syria tensions

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says the Russian navy is building up its presence in the Mediterranean Sea amid growing tensions over the war in Syria. The alliance's chief spokeswoman, Oana Lu...

Iconic carmaker to list on the London Stock Exchange

LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, says it may sell shares for the first time as the company seeks to attract more wealthy buyers with an expanded product range...

Taiwan, Canada should deepen security cooperation: Canadian academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former senior Canadian military official and academic, Eric Lerhe called for the Canadian government to review its strategic cooperation with Taiwan, and to loosen its tie...

China says 3 senior naval technicians drowned in storm prep

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say three senior naval technicians drowned earlier this week while securing a research ship during a storm. State broadcaster CCTV said the three w...