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Personal reflections on secretary of state I admire most: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, I had the privilege to work with many men and women who were truly accomplished and memorable. Certainly among the very best was ...

George Shultz wasn't 'afraid to struggle against the odds'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time was running out when Secretary of State George P. Shultz returned home in April 1988 after flying 16,000 miles in a failed mission to persuade Arabs and Israelis to negotiate th...

Declassified Taiwan assurances, arms sales cables released by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. released two declassified documents on its security assurances to Taiwan in an effort to counter China’s growing military aggressiveness toward the country....

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services ...

Stanford University unveils late Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo’s diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stanford University’s Hoover Institution presented the private diaries of late President Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), the son of Taiwan's postwar strongman ruler Chia...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in dang...

South Korean leader looks for common ground with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader vowed to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as...

South Korean leader aims to reconcile differences with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and del...

GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former...

GOP elder statesmen making push for a carbon tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senior Republican statesmen are calling for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Forme...

Trump's pick for top US diplomat has close ties to Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's apparent choice to lead the State Department, has ample experience in dealing with other nations, but strictly as a business...

The Latest: Green Party's Stein files for Wisconsin recount

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition (all times EST): 4:55 p.m. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a reque...