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EXPLAINER: What happened to the Afghanistan evacuation?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan didn’t end with the departure of the last U.S. troops on Aug. 30, but it did slow to a trickle. The U.S. airlifted 124...

Lithuania snubs games: Minister will not attend Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania’s Minister for Education, Science and Sport, Jurgita Siugzdiniene, said she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February. Siugzdiniene add...

China suspends consular services in Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing announced on Thursday (Nov. 26) it has ceased granting visas at its consulate in Lithuania as it continues to downgrade its bilateral relations as the Baltic count...

‘Taiwanese’ office in Lithuania opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania was inaugurated in the country's capital of Vilnius on Thursday (Nov. 18), the first in Eastern Europe to bear a name ...

New Russian envoy to Taiwan speaks fluent Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yury Metelev has been tapped as the new Russian representative to Taiwan, making him one of the few top envoys appointed to the country who is well-versed in Mandarin. ...

US urged to help more people escape Taliban-led Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of organizations working to evacuate people who could be targeted by the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan appealed Monday for more assistance from the U.S. government and ot...

Qatar agrees to represent US interests in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Gulf nation of Qatar has agreed to represent the United States in Taliban-run Afghanistan following the closure of the American Embassy in Kabul and withdrawal of all U.S. forces...

Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problems

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online. ...

Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin

GENEVA (AP) — Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most ...

Taiwan suspends consular services in Indonesian capital over COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is suspending consular services in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for the period of June 7-17 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministr...

Who is Sofia Sapega, girlfriend of Belarusian blogger Raman Pratasevich?

After a two-week vacation in Greece, 23-year-old Sofia Sapega was returning to her university studies in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on Sunday. But plans to defend her master's thesis were pu...

Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services. The order we...

US Embassy limits consular services after Russia hiring ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Friday it will sharply limit its consular activities due to a Russian ban on hiring local staff. The Embassy said in a statement that starting fro...

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany arrived Thursday in Tripoli to show their support to Libya's newly elected transitional authorities, who are expected to lead the war-st...

Taiwan to open representative office in Guyana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will establish a representative office in Guyana in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in South America. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) mad...