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Ukraine updates: Russian strikes hit Kharkiv hotel

A hotel in Ukraine's second largest city of Kharkiv has been struck by missiles, local Ukrainian authorities said. Eleven people were reported injured by the attack late Wednesday. Kharkiv's ...

Nikki Haley says 'We better believe' China's plans to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday (Jan. 8) argued that the U.S. should help Ukraine defeat Russia to deter a Chinese invas...

Taiwan foreign minister meets first president of post-Soviet Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Continuing on his tour of Baltic nations, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) met Friday (Nov. 10) with Vytautas Landsbergis, the first president of Lithuania following its 1...

Taiwan foreign minister warns of China's expansionist aspirations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Nov. 8) warned of China’s global authoritarian expansion in a speech at the Estonia-based think tank Internatio...

Estonia to allow Taiwan office, China ambassador threatens to leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid reports that Estonia has agreed to allow Taiwan to open a representative office, China's ambassador is threatening to leave the country if such a move takes place...

Taiwan foreign minister eyes enhanced ties with Baltic nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has kicked off a Baltic tour, visiting Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania from Nov. 6-12. Wu is attending the Future of Democrac...

Finland: Pipeline leak likely caused by 'external activity'

After Finland's coast guard said on Tuesday that it had discovered "clear damage" on the Balticconnector natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia which was shut down due to a lea...

Baltic states ban vehicles with Russian license plates in line with EU sanctions interpretation

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have banned vehicles with Russian license plates from entering their territory, a joint move in line with a recent interpretation of the European Union’s ...

Senior Baltic legislators to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairs of legislative foreign affairs committees from three Baltic nations are traveling to Taiwan together, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Aug....

European Commissioner: Ukraine 'on track' to EU membership

Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia's hopes of becoming members of the European Union gained momentum this week, with the bloc's European affairs ministers discussing their membership options at a me...

Latvian Parliament elects foreign minister as new president

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvian lawmakers on Wednesday picked the country’s long-serving and popular foreign minister, a strong backer of Ukraine, as its new head of state in a tight vote. The 1...

Ukraine updates: Swiss envoy defends ban on ammo exports

Swiss ambassador to Berlin Paul Rene Seger said he was surprised by the "extent of the criticism that is raining down" on his country over Switzerland's ban on reexporting ammunition for...

Russia rejects US claims its UN council presidency is a joke

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday dismissed U.S. and European Union descriptions of its presidency of the Security Council this month as an April Fool’s joke and announced a mee...

Russia rejects US claims its UN council presidency is a joke

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday dismissed U.S. and European Union descriptions of its presidency of the Security Council this month as an April Fool’s joke a...

CIA director: Putin too confident he can grind down Ukraine

Wilmington, Del. (AP) — As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, CIA Director William Burns said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being “too confident” in his military's ability to...