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Australia mulls military options in event China invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia is reportedly boosting its preparedness for possible military action in the Taiwan Strait as regional tensions escalate due to China’s relentless military ...

China's massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience

Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone in recent weeks are meant to send a message to Washington to stand down and back off, security sources in Taipei say...

Taiwan launches shipbuilding program amid China threats

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan launched an amphibious transport ship Tuesday that's the first from its new naval shipbuilding program begun as China escalates its threats to use military force to ann...

The Latest: Libya gets 57,000 AstraZeneca doses from COVAX

CAIRO — Libya has received more than 57,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX initiative. The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, said the doses that arrived late Thursday have...

Is Russia about to launch a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine?

The United States and EU are watching reports of Russian troop movements on Ukraine's border with increasing concern. NATO has assured Kyiv that the alliance will continue to support the country&#...

Taiwan's army 'ill-prepared' for potential Chinese attack

Those who have been following the news about China's threats toward Taiwan might be surprised to see how little visible impact the situation seems to be having on the everyday lives of the island&...

Taiwan says European countries helping with submarine project

European countries are providing help for Taiwan’s indigenous submarine project, the island’s defense ministry said, in a rare admission that the sensitive program is not getting assistanc...

Stick man: Black Keys drummer to fill in for Indians regular

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will use a pinch-drummer for their home opener. With long-time drummer and ballpark fixture John Adams recovering from heart surgery and unable to attend...

German submarines fitted with Russian technology: report

A navigation system of Russian origin called Navi-Sailor 4100 has been installed on at least 100 vessels operated by Germany's military, the Bundestag, including submarines, since 2005, according ...

Putin hails Russian military's performance in Arctic drills

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the military's performance during recent Arctic drills, part of Moscow's efforts to expand its presence in the polar region. ...

Exclusive: Germany's Heiko Maas criticizes UK plans to expand nuclear arsenal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas voiced criticism of the UK's plans to increase its nuclear arsenal in an exclusive interview with DW on Thursday. "We don't want nuclear weapons arsena...

Russia warns UK nuclear arsenal plan harms global security

Russia on Wednesday said it regretted the UK's decision to significantly bolster its stockpile of nuclear weapons by the end of the decade. Britain says it plans to increase its arsenal from 180 ...

Key components for Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine approved for export

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Key technologies necessary for Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine that are unavailable in the country have received the necessary export licenses, Defense Minister ...

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% in slight uptick

China is increasing its defense spending by 6.8%, a slight uptick from last year, amid high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic impact. A national budget report issued Friday...

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction projec...