Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 22 The Detroit News on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: ...

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

JERUSALEM (AP) — If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a ...

Chinese DF-16 ballistic missiles pointed at Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) confirmed on Monday that China has Dongfeng 16 (DF-16) medium-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan.  At 1,600 k...

Israel's multi-layer defense system fully operational soon

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country's multi-layer defense system. He s...

Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas. Russian Foreign Minister Serg...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: CHINA-FOOD IMPORT CONTROLS — China's trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back ...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-d...

North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and ...

AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders US-N. Korea reboot

TOKYO (AP) — Back in 1976, all it took to bring the Korean Peninsula back to the brink of a war was a brawl over an attempt to trim a poplar tree. That escalated quickly into the death of two American...

Tillerson gets a look at NKorea at the DMZ between Koreas

CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North an...

Tillerson says NKorea 'need not fear' United States

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States...

The Latest: Tillerson calls on NKorea to quit nuke program

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asian tour (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on North Kore...

Taiwan military plans to purchase stealth fighters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday in “Taiwan's Quadrennial Defense Review" (QDR) that the country plans to acquire stealth fighters and...

North Korea threat looms over US envoy Tillerson's Asia trip

TOKYO (AP) — On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea and demonstrate "Ame...

Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plunges this week into the increasingly volatile situation in North Asia with visits to Japan, South Korea and China, the region's central players fo...