A Canadian man has died after his parachute failed to open when he jumped out of a plane during a military exercise led by US forces in Bulgaria, local media reported on Tuesday.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo have canceled the "Vigilant Ace" military exercise that was slated for December, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Friday.
Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo's armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.
Jim Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended US President Donald Trump's decision this month to halt "war games" with South Korea.
North and South Korea agreed on Friday to hold their first talks in more than two years, hours after Seoul and Washington decided to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics.
The accident occurred at an unguarded railway crossing near the city of Raasepori, 90 km west of the capital Helsinki, when two military vehicles were crossing the tracks.
Warplanes roared overhead, tanks rumbled across the desert and smoke filled the sky on Thursday for the final day of what Saudi Arabia billed as the region's biggest-ever military exercises.