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EXPLAINER: Russia's risky options beyond full Ukraine attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be preparing to launch an invasion of Ukraine, with more than 100,000 troops positioned around the country. Certainly, the U.S. believes t...

EXPLAINER: Russia's risky options beyond full Ukraine attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be preparing to launch an invasion of Ukraine, with more than 100,000 troops positioned around the country. Certainly, the U.S. believes t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2022. There are 336 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2...

South America squid left exposed amid surge in China fishing

MIAMI (AP) — Negotiators from the U.S., China and 13 other governments failed to take action to protect threatened squid stocks on the high seas off South America amid a recent surge in activity by Ch...

Senior U.S. official to visit Lithuania in show of support over Chinese coercion

A senior U.S. official will visit Lithuania next week to discuss enhancing economic cooperation with the small Baltic nation, which has faced pressure from China for boosting ties with Taiwan. Unde...

UK to send parliamentary delegation to Taiwan in February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K. parliament’s foreign affairs committee has plans to visit Taiwan next month. Taiwan’s representative office in the U.K. said Taiwan’s door ha...

Hong Kong university covers up Tiananmen crackdown tribute

Hong Kong's oldest university on Saturday covered a painted slogan commemorating China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, as Beijing continues to muzzle dissent in the financial hub. About a dozen...

Bach from the brink: Meet Taiwanese musician Ethan Lin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Is it a violin? A viola? “No,” says Ethan Lin (林逸軒), “it’s a violoncello da Spalla!” Fiddling this five-stringed mongrel from the ancestra...

Taiwan's Winter Olympic team will not attend ceremonies in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Olympic team will not be joining in the opening or closing ceremonies of Beijing’s Winter Olympics, per a statement released by the government on Frid...

Letter to Editor: Give Taiwan a voice at Model UN Conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though China has the political clout to block Taiwan from regaining membership in the UN, it holds no power over the half a million high school and college students around...

Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coron...

Philippines secures supersonic anti-ship missiles from India

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief signed an 18.9 billion peso ($378 million) deal Friday with India to acquire the military’s first shore-based anti-ship missile system that he s...

Shaky start for Stellantis bid to grab larger China stake

MILAN (AP) — Moves by carmaker Stellantis to consolidate its position in fast-growing China seemed to be off to a rocky start after one of its joint venture partners said it hadn’t been consulted befo...

Y-8 spotter plane from China enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One Chinese military aircraft intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on the final day before the Lunar New Year holiday, the Ministry of Natio...

Hong Kong economy grows 6.4% in 2021

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s economy grew by 6.4% last year after activity weakened as anti-coronavirus controls were tightened. Economic output expanded by 4.8% over a year earlier in...