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Taiwan foreign minister to discuss regional challenges with former US defense secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) will speak with former U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper during a virtual dialogue next Tuesday (Feb. 22). In a series of events called...

Australia's leader makes Cabinet moves after sex scandals

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader on Monday reassigned some key members of his Cabinet and launched a new taskforce as he tries to address a series of sexual misconduct scandals that have ...

Australians rally at Parliament to demand justice for women

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians rallied in the capital and other cities Monday demanding justice for women and calling out misogyny and dangerous workplace cultures as the government reels from...

Australian PM apologizes to ex-staffer alleging rape at work

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday apologized to a former government staffer who alleged she was raped by a colleague in a minister’s office two years ago....

AP-NORC poll: Few in US say democracy is working very well

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a fragment of Americans believe democracy is thriving in the U.S., even as broad majorities agree that representative government is one of the country's bedrock principles, acco...

Australian minister says war crimes report made her 'ill'

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said Friday that she was “physically ill” after reading a military report into war crimes that found evidence that elite Australia...

China, Australia spar on Twitter over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

US, Australian officials reaffirm Taiwan's role in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an annual meeting between American and Australian foreign affairs and defense officials, the two sides re-affirmed Taiwan's key role in the Indo-Pacific region ...

US, Australia team up to criticize China in Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Australia are teaming up in their criticism of China, taking the country to task for aggressive behavior throughout the Asia-Pacific and not acting quickly to c...

US and Australia to join hands against ‘fake news’ from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Australia’s top ministers are flying to the United States on Sunday (July 26) to discuss a joint campaign against disinformation by countries such as China, a...

Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a to...

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital curbed large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once ...

Sizzling temperatures hit Australia as wildfires persist

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A code red was issued in South Australia on Friday as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) in the state’s capital, while firefighters battling wildfires in New ...

Australia says it won't be base for US midrange missiles

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Defense Minister Linda Reynolds has confirmed her country will not be used as a base for any planned U.S. midrange missiles, following talks with American officials in Sydney...

US still seeks allies in Gulf maritime coalition

SYDNEY (AP) — Senior U.S. leaders expressed confidence that they will be able to convince allies to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf area against Iranian threats, but they provided no new det...