Chinese and Russian warships have become an increasingly common sight near the borders of Japan's territorial claims.
A Russian warship in the Black Sea launched a salvo of missiles toward targets in Ukraine.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian Navy will have a series of exercises in all zones of responsibility from January to February, according to TASS.
Russia has long expressed concern that its neighbors could become NATO members and that such developments could spark war.
Angry anti-Russian demonstrators set fires and threw smoke bombs and flares outside the compound.
Guided-missile destroyers, cruisers and submarines were among the ships that set sail out in the Atlantic.
"The US is sending political signals by sending warships through the Taiwan Strait," the Global Times said.
Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said the U.S. would continue to conduct operations around the Chinese bases despite criticism from Beijing.
The game pads are around 1,000 times cheaper and require less training since most young sailors have played on an Xbox before.
The Portland could test and indefinitely sail with the next-generation laser weapon bolted onto it.
Japanese media said all seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead.
While the Taiwanese war games come during a time of deteriorating relations with China, the South China Sea has also been the site of recent tension between China and the U.S.
U.S. Navy leaders were reportedly considering freedom of navigation patrols near the territory claimed by China.
A senior U.S. official reportedly said U.S. ships would sail within 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory.
Russia's ambassador to Denmark made the comments in an opinion piece published in a Danish national newspaper.
Putin's air force and navy have repeatedly intimidated its neighbours, who are mounting an armed response
The Front National leader criticised her government's decision not to honour the contract with Russia in response to the Ukraine conflict