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Biden, Modi discuss climate and Myanmar

US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a call on Monday to work closely to fight COVID-19, renew their partnership on climate change. Additionally, they said that dem...

US destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait for 1st time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer plowed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Feb. 4), marking the first passage of an American naval vessel through the strait since ...

U.S. military slams Chinese flights over South China Sea but says they posed no threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea "at no time" posed any threat to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier st...

Biden to adopt policy of 'doing no harm' to Taiwan: Bonnie Glaser

The Joe Biden administration will pursue a policy of "doing no harm" to Taiwan, and be less inclined than its predecessor to use Taiwan as a "cudgel" against China, the American Ch...

Arab League head hopes Biden changes Trump Mideast policies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League expressed hope Monday that the Biden administration will change President Donald Trump's policies and launch a political process supported by regional...

US imposes new sanction on Beijing over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing's increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. The penalties are yet another Trump ad...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. Navy warships plowed through the Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve, marking the 13th passage of U.S. naval vessels through the strait this year and a final act ...

China says trailed U.S. warships through Taiwan Strait

Chinese ships and aircraft trailed two U.S. warships as they passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Dec. 31), China's Defense Ministry said, denouncing the mission as "provocation.&quo...

Japan calls on Germany to send warship to East Asia

The Japanese government has called on Germany to send a warship to East Asia in the year ahead as Tokyo looks to bolster international support for its vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. ...

Europe, U.S. should say 'no' to China's 'wolf-warrior' diplomacy: EU envoy

The European Union and the United States should work together to stand up to coercive Chinese diplomacy and coordinate with other countries in the region on the disputed South China Sea, the EU ambass...

Tsai shoring up support for Taiwan ahead of US change of guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is wooing influential think tanks affiliated with both major American parties while many in her country worry President-elect Joe Biden will p...

Transit through Taiwan Strait vital to free Indo-Pacific: US Navy commander

The commanding officer of the USS Barry, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, reiterated Sunday (Nov. 22) that its transit through the Taiwan Strait and presence in the South China Sea is ...

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army on Saturday identified the five American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The s...

White House official guarantees freedom of navigation in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has promised that the American government will ensure freedom of navigation in the Taiwan Strait in response to Beijing&#...

Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to Indian Ocean islands considered particularly at risk for what Ameri...