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Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

Nov. 8, 2018 4:52 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Thursday commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island's ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats from Beijing. President Tsai Ing-wen attended the ceremony for the Ming Chuan and Feng Chia at a...

Largest ship ever built for British Navy visits New York

Oct. 21, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors. Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate...

Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard

Oct. 20, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine. Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine's bow at a Virginia shipyard. In her Saturday...

The Latest: Navy: No evidence of shooting at shipyard

Oct. 18, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a report of an active shooter at a Virginia shipyard (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Navy says it has found no evidence of a shooting aboard a barge in a Virginia shipyard after a report of an active shooter. Navy spokesman Jim DeAngio said in a statement Thursday that...

Black woman who had trailblazing Navy career dies at 83

Oct. 15, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the Navy, developed a computer program that created rough drafts of ship specifications. She told the...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Oct. 10, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry,...

Interior Secretary announces $3M Boston Navy yard project

Oct. 5, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced plans to redevelop the old Navy yard in Boston that's home to the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat. Zinke and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer visited the Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday to tout the approval of $3...

Japan to skip South Korea fleet event over 'rising sun' flag

Oct. 5, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it won't send a warship to an international fleet review hosted by South Korea next week because it could not accept Seoul's request that it remove the Japanese navy's "rising sun" flag. Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters that Japan had notified the South...

Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US

Oct. 4, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia's influence operations in America pale in comparison with the covert and overt activities China is taking to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections and counter President Donald Trump's tough trade policies against Beijing. Pence laid...

Pence set to accuse China of trying to undermine Trump

Oct. 3, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday plans to accuse China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic, and foreign policies. In a speech to the Hudson Institute, Pence will say China is using its power in...