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Pacific islands' alliance – how China is using rifts to its advantage

The Pacific Islands Forum – the region's most influential body that is long supported by Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand – is on the brink of collapsing after five ...

Five countries to abandon Pacific forum over leadership vote

Five Pacific island nations will start withdrawing from the region's main political forum, according to a joint statement, in the fallout from a fractious leadership vote last week. The preside...

Taiwan eyes enhanced partnership with global democracies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Tuesday (Feb. 2) that Taiwan is ready to join other democracies in defending against attempts by totalitarian regimes to control ...

Ex-Arizona politician in adoption scheme must head to prison

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison by midday Thursday to begin serving the first of what will be three sentences stemming from an illegal adoption scheme he acknowledged ...

Cargo ship attacked off Yemen under unclear circumstances

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cargo ship traveling past Yemen in the Gulf of Aden came under attack under unclear circumstances, maritime authorities said Saturday. The Gulf ...

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in adoption scheme

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal p...

14 countries attend 2020 Austronesian Forum in Taipei

Representatives from 14 countries gathered Monday (Nov. 23) in Taipei for an annual meeting to discuss the promotion and preservation of Austronesian languages and cultures. Speaking during the 202...

Taiwan donates 2 patrol boats to Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated two patrol boats to the Marshall Islands during a special ceremony on Wednesday (Nov. 18). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had announced the gift of two ...

Pentagon says it shot down unarmed missile in sea-based test

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first for the Pentagon's push to develop defenses against intercontinental-range ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States, a missile interceptor launched from a ...

Taiwan receives heightened international support to join WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Nov. 14) that Taiwan has received heightened support from countries around the world for its request to join the Worl...

Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from the Vatican to the White House, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly. It's been confirmed on every continent but one and in nearly ev...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 1, the 306th day of 2020. There are 60 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1...

The Latest: Pakistan orders early closure of businesses

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities have ordered all businesses, including restaurants, wedding halls and markets, be closed after 10 p.m. to contain a coronavirus resurgence that began this month. ...

Asia Today: Virus arrives in Marshall Islands with 2 cases

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. Th...

Taiwan's allies submit joint letter supporting U.N. participation

Officials of Taiwan's diplomatic allies submitted a joint letter on Friday in support of Taiwan's participation in the United Nations to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The joint l...