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 In this March 15, 2017, file photo, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, approaches Busan port in Busan, South Korea, to participate in an annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States. The American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean peninsula is conducting a joint exercise with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. A U.S. Navy news release says that two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson carrier and two other U.S warships on Sunday, April 23, 2017, as they continued their journey north in the western Pacific Ocean.<br>Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP, File

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea.

North Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but could not comment further.


Pence: Carrier group will arrive near Korean Peninsula within days

The USS Carl Vinson strike group will be near South Korea “in a matter of days,” Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday as concerns over a potential North Korean nuclear weapons test continue to mount in the Asia-Pacific region.


Pence, Turnbull embrace US-Australia partnership

Both leaders cited the nations' long history of military cooperation. Pence said his trip and Trump's plans to travel to Asia next fall represented "a strong sign of our enduring commitment to the historic alliance between" the two countries.


China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

China has protested the visit by Manila's defense and military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but the Philippine government maintained Saturday that it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades.

Filipino troops kill 4 suspected militants on resort island

After a massive manhunt, Philippine forces killed at least four suspected Muslim militants Saturday in a central resort province where troops had foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials said.


Pilot ejects safely at sea while on approach to USS Carl Vinson

A pilot with Carrier Air Wing 2 attached to the USS Carl Vinson ejected from an F/A-18E into the ocean as the aircraft was preparing to land on the aircraft carrier, the Navy announced Friday in a news release.


Yokota commander closes Chili’s after public health inspection

Air Force officials have shut down a Chili’s restaurant at Yokota in western Tokyo, but have yet to release details from an inspection that led to the decision.


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