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Robot helps with procedures at Virginia dental clinic

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach Realtor Melissa Ly said she was excited to go to the dentist in June. Even though she’d had a dental implant, it was her first time for the procedure in which the doctor was assisted by a robot. “I love technology,” she said. ...

US Navy's newest carrier to deploy, train with NATO nations

Sep. 29, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Following years of delays and problems with its new technology, the U.S. Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier embarks on its first deployment next week and will train with other NATO countries at a time of increasing Russian aggression in Ukraine. The USS...

US: Focus new Russia sanctions on oil revenue, arms supplies

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Future sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine must focus on depriving Putin of what he needs to fund and fight the war: revenue from Russia’s oil and gas sales and access to global supply networks to replenish his military, two architects of the Biden...

Top China official wants high-tech cooperation with S. Korea

Sep. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of China’s legislature called for cooperation with South Korea in advanced technology and supply chains, as he met South Korean leaders Friday amid concerns that their moves to solidify a military alliance with Washington could hamper Seoul's ties with...

Japan, India to step up arms drills, technology cooperation

Sep. 08, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed on Thursday to expand military cooperation by holding more joint exercises and pursuing combined development of defense equipment such as unmanned vehicles amid growing tensions with China and Russia in the region. Japanese Foreign Minister...

Navy wants new destroyer with lasers, hypersonic missiles

Sep. 07, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production more than 30 years ago, when Tom Stevens was a young welder. Now, the Navy is getting ready to turn the page as it looks to a future ship brimming with lasers that can shoot down missiles and attack...

Taiwan leader cites threat of Chinese 'cognitive warfare'

Sep. 06, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HENGCHUN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that China is conducting “cognitive warfare” by spreading misinformation in addition to its regular military incursions into nearby waters and airspace intended to intimidate the self-governing island. ...

Taiwanese troops shoot down drone over island outpost

Sep. 01, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military said it shot down a drone hovering over one of its island outposts just off the Chinese coast on Thursday amid a spike in tensions with Beijing. The Kinmen Defense Command said the drone entered restricted airspace over Shiyu island just...

Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China

Aug. 31, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

Taiwan’s military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island's resolve to respond to new provocations. Taiwan's forces said in a statement that troops took the action...

Japan, Israel step up defense ties amid regional tensions

Aug. 30, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The defense ministers of Japan and Israel shared concerns on Tuesday about growing global tensions from Asia to the Middle East and signed an agreement to step up cooperation in military equipment and technology. Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said he...