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Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia and Britain on Thursday defended their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race. ...

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

LONDON (AP) — Britain and New Zealand have agreed on a trade deal that eliminates tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. expands economic links around the world following its exit from the Europ...

'We cannot trust China to make commitments on Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to China, said that Washington cannot trust the communist country to keep its commitments on Taiwan and the solution ...

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

LONDON (AP) — Britain agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand on Wednesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit ...

Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to Beijing told lawmakers considering his nomination on Wednesday that Americans should "have confidence in our strength” when dealing with ...

UK and New Zealand ink trade deal on wide range of goods

Following 16 months of negotiations, the UK and New Zealand announced they signed a trade deal eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods. The deal was cemented over a Zoom call between British Pri...

Can India and Israel help drive cooperation in the Middle East?

Top diplomats from India, the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a virtual ministerial meeting on Monday, which has been lauded as a first step towards expanding quadrilateral cooperat...

N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister of...

Envoy to Italy says Taiwan will never willingly be annexed by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Italy, Lee Sing-ying (李新穎), on Saturday (Oct. 16) gave an interview with the Italian political magazine Formiche in which he emphasized that Taiwan...

Seoul says North Korea tested possible submarine missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea’s military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, ma...

Opinion: NATO-Russia rift is next level in Putin's escalation

In a mocking tone that has become a trademark of sorts for the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov suggested that "if urgent matters arise" the alliance should contact Moscow's embas...

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile off east coast

North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast, South Korea's military confirmed Tuesday. Both the South and Japan said that at least one ballistic m...

Indonesia, Malaysia concerned about Australia's nuclear subs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia expressed concern Monday that Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines may increase the rivalry of major powers i...

Taiwan requests US to expedite shipment of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is asking the U.S. to expedite the delivery of several squadrons of F-16s it ordered in 2019 amid unprecedented incursions by Chinese warplanes in recent weeks. ...

US, Canadian warships pass through Taiwan strait, China cries foul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Sunday (Oct. 17) condemned the passage of U.S. and Canadian warships through the Taiwan Strait, which took place late last week. On Friday (Oct. 15), the Beiji...