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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: ...

Taiwan thanks Japan for 500,000 more doses of AZ vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) thanked Japan for arranging its fifth coronavirus vaccine donation to Taiwan, adding another 500,000 jabs to t...

Afghanistan: Taliban reject evacuation extension

A Taliban spokesperson on Monday said the group would not agree to an extension of the presence of international forces in Afghanistan. The Islamist militant group seized power in Afghanistan just tw...

New Brexit drama looms over Northern Ireland protocol

Perhaps British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted a distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout from England's July 19 reopening. So, he rekindled the old spat about the Northern Irel...

Germany's Angela Merkel makes last official visit to UK — live updates

The German chancellor is embarking on her 22nd visit to Britain since she took office in 2005 On the first visit, her opposite number was Tony Blair COVID and Brexit are expected to figure prominent...

Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson: too different for personal warmth

If A is for Angela and B is for Boris, then the C could just as easily stand for contrast as it could for conservative. The two politicians' public personas could scarcely diverge more. "The...

German Chancellor Merkel to discuss travel restrictions with British PM, meet queen

Queen Elizabeth II will receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday during her visit to Britain, a statement from Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. The German leader is visiting the UK for t...

US-EU joint statement calls for peace, stability in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States and the European Union released a joint statement on Tuesday (June 15) highlighting the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, among oth...

Pentagon warns China flight of 28 military planes around Taiwan raises 'risk of miscalculation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon is responding to an unprecedentedly large wave of 28 Chinese military planes that intruded into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by warning...

What the Biden-Putin summit has to do with China

Biden wants to spend time in a room with Putin and the translators to better understand what drives the Russian president and what the real issues are, said Ian Bremmer, a US foreign affairs expert an...

Taiwan says it will be 'greatest force for good' amid G7 support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an unprecedented statement of support from G7 leaders, Taiwanese Presidential Office Spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that his country will be the "gr...

NATO to toughen G7 message on China despite Beijing's cries of 'slander'

NATO leaders are expected to brand China a security risk to the Western alliance when they meet on Monday, a day after the Group of Seven rich nations issued a statement on human rights in China and T...

G7 stresses importance of peace across Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After its 2021 summit, the Group of Seven issued a communiqué that included the call for peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues and emphasized that the Indo-Pac...

The Latest: Biden invites queen, 95, to stay at White House

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: WINDSOR, England - U.S. President Joe Biden says he has invited Queen Elizabeth II to stay at the White House....

China brands COVID-19 lab-leak theory as 'absurd,' Blinken urges transparency

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday and raised other content...