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How does the US support Taiwan militarily?

China is undertaking its largest military exercises in decades off the shores of Taiwan this week in response to the visit of the highest-ranking US congressional delegation to the island in 25 years....

Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought 'justice'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said delivered justice and hopefully “one more ...

EU candidates Ukraine, Moldova face long road to join the bloc

Leaders from the European Union lined up to hail the symbolic value of the decision to grant both Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status at a summit in Brussels this week, seen by many as bolstering ...

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts sa...

Gunmen kill 32 in northwest Nigeria villages, say residents

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Attacks by armed gangs on motorcycles are blamed for the deaths of at least 32 people in rural northwestern Nigeria, residents told The Associated Press. The g...

Taiwan’s KMT chair Eric Chu arrives in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) arrived in the U.S. on Friday (June 3) on a visit to inaugurate a liaison office for the opposition party as it seeks to bolster i...

China could 'quarantine' Taiwan by air and sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Instead of invading Taiwan, analysts posit one scenario could involve China imposing a "quarantine" on the country's airspace and territorial waters, enablin...

Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

China's 'zero-COVID' policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country's economy, but it has...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from...

Analysis: Biden's Taiwan remarks show conviction to defend island but carry risks

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - There is an old saying in politics that a gaffe is when a politician says what they really mean. And critics of U.S. President Joe Biden say he has made his fair share w...

EXPLAINER: Why is Turkey wary of Nordic states' NATO bid?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown a spanner in the works of Sweden and Finland’s historic decisions to seek NATO membership, declaring that he cannot allow them t...

EXPLAINER: Who's the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vida Mehrannia is trying to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to put him to death within nine days — by May 21. To Iran, the 50-year-old A...

Bulgaria finds middle ground on weapons deliveries to Ukraine

Should weapons and military aid be delivered to Ukraine or not? That's the question that almost toppled the relatively new Bulgarian coalition government recently. That's because here, in this...

Nigerian president says hostages being used as human shields

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of passengers kidnapped five weeks ago from a train near Nigeria’s capital are being used as human shields by their abductors, President Muhammadu Buhari said. ...

Nigeria's Senate passes bill to bar kidnap ransom payments

ANAMBRA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian lawmakers have taken steps to bar the payment of ransoms to kidnappers at a time when thousands are in captivity, including passengers kidnapped during a train attack ...