Commanding officer of Esquimalt-based Navy ship relieved of duties

Lt.-Cmdr. David Dallin (left) will no longer serve as the commanding officer of HMCS Regina, according to a statement from Commodore David Mazur (centre), the commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific. (Twitter/@MARPAC_FMARP) Lt.-Cmdr. David Dallin (left) will no longer serve as the commanding officer of HMCS Regina, according to a statement from Commodore David Mazur (centre), the commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific. (Twitter/@MARPAC_FMARP)

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China announces new drills as U.S. delegation visits Taiwan

China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island's president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington just days after a similar visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China.