Central, Eastern Europe on Pompeo's itinerary for next trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about U.S. troop...

TikTok owners show true colors with communist flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As speculation reaches a fever pitch over the fate of TikTok, a photo has surfaced showing top executives posing with party members and a communist flag inside the parent ...

Afghan council to decide whether Kabul releases 400 Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan officials say a traditional consultative council will convene Friday to decide whether the last 400 Taliban prisoners will be released as part of a peace agreemen...

Taiwan's foreign ministry calls China 'global trouble maker'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has called China a “global trouble maker” in its latest riposte against Beijing’s criticism of a planne...

Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see “untrusted Chinese apps" pulled ...

Trump again says Lebanon blast might not have been accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might not have been an accident, as Lebanese officials ...

State Dept.: Russia pushes disinformation in online network

CHICAGO (AP) — The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed online operation that includes a loose collection of proxy websites to stir up confusion around the coronavirus by amplifying ...

Pompeo: US to call UN vote on Iran arms embargo extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of St...

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday (Aug 4), flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 peop...

Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguard...

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the Stat...

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 ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hype on drug costs, hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making grandiose claims about slashing drug prices and the efficacy of a treatment for COVID-19 that don’t hold up to reality. In a tweet ...

Pompeo says Trump to take broad action on Chinese software

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to take action on a what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of S...