July 7, 2018 / 2:59 PM / in a month

Taiwan's defense ministry says two U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI, July 7 (Reuters) - Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the island’s Defence Ministry said, amid heightened tensions between the self-ruled island and China.

The ships are moving in a northeastern direction, the ministry said, adding that the situation was under control in accordance with regulations. (Reporting By Jess Macy Yu Writing by Anne Marie Roantree Editing by Peter Graff)

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