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Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan’s navy fired anti-submarine rockets and guns Wednesday simulating their response if China launched an invasion, as part of the island’s biggest naval drill in 25 years. The event was presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou and staged primarily in […]


US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]


Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in ‘China attack’ war games

Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in ‘China attack’ war games

Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a Chinese attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases. The exercise — […]


Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]


Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South’s defence ministry said Monday. “Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical […]


Israeli army launches 5 criminal probes over Gaza war

Israeli army launches 5 criminal probes over Gaza war

Israel’s army has launched five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces during the Gaza war, a top legal official said on Wednesday, two weeks after a truce took hold. The United Nations and international rights groups have condemned Israel […]


China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. The two leaders met in […]


Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge': Russia

Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge': Russia

Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an “unprecedented challenge to European security”. “Ukraine in NATO would be an unprecedented challenge to European security, the biggest since […]


US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

Washington’s concerns that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty “were not assuaged” during a meeting between the two sides in Moscow, the State Department said Thursday. US negotiators nevertheless felt they had a “useful exchange of views” with their […]


 
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