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US Navy tries to salvage fighter jet that fell into South China Sea

The US is conducting recovery operations in the South China Sea for a F-35C warplane. The fighter jet crashed after a landing mishap on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Monday, said th...

US combat jet crashes in South China Sea exercise, 7 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven sailors, th...

US Navy warship defies China's claim over Paracel Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy ship defied China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea by sailing near the Paracel Islands on Thursday (Jan. 20). The USS Benfold, an Arleigh B...

Japan, France seek to deepen security ties amid China's rise

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France held talks on Thursday as the two countries seek to deepen security ties in the Indo-Pacific region, where tensions have been rising ...

China says it warned away U.S. warship in South China Sea, U.S. denies

Chinese forces followed and warned away a U.S. warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country's military said on Thursday, but the U.S. Navy denied the s...

EXPLAINER: Why didn't China send troops to aid Kazakhstan?

BEIJING (AP) — China gave strong verbal backing to Kazakhstan’s leader for his deadly crackdown to quell violent unrest, but stood aside as Russia sent in special forces troops. Res...

US State Dept. issues report countering China's SCS claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department issued a report on Wednesday (Jan. 12) repudiating China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. The report said that China “...

A fragile partnership in Iraq tries to prevent IS revival

LHEIBAN, Iraq (AP) — As a backhoe dug up the ground to build trenches, Iraqi soldiers scanned the vast farming tracts for militants; not far away, their Kurdish counterparts did the same. ...

First German warship in almost two decades enters South China Sea

A German warship sailed into the South China Sea on Wednesday for the first time in almost 20 years, a move that sees Berlin joining other Western nations in expanding its military presence in the reg...

US envoy conveys concerns to Cambodia about Myanmar, China

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.S. State Department envoy conveyed concerns to top Cambodian officials on Friday about bilateral and regional issues, including the crisis in Myanmar and the constructi...

US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, cites Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. has ordered an arms embargo on Cambodia, citing deepening Chinese military influence, corruption and human rights abuses by the government and armed forces in the Southeast Asi...

US, EU concerned by China's 'problematic' actions at sea

The United States and the European Union released a joint statement on Thursday, detailing shared concerns over China's actions at sea. The briefing said the US and EU had strong concerns about w...

US Army secretary calls for deeper defense cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the U.S. Army, has said that the best way to prevent a Taiwan Strait conflict is for Washington to bolster defense cooperation with Taiwan....

Belize reaffirms support for Taiwan as doubts grow over Honduras

A senior politician from Belize pledged on Wednesday "steadfast" support for Taiwan during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen, amid doubts whether fellow Central American nation Honduras ...

Japan, Vietnam express serious concern about South China Sea

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Vietnam expressed serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the South China Sea and any unilateral actions aimed at altering the status quo, and agreed ...