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US Congress pushes for close military ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees have recently pushed for stronger military exchanges with Taiwan in their respective draft bills of the 2023 Natio...

Greece, Cyprus won't follow Turkey in tension-raising talk

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought Friday to tamp down tensions with neighboring Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish president, insisting that th...

Turkish, Greek defense ministers meet amid renewed tensions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey met Thursday on the sidelines of a NATO meeting amid renewed tensions between the neighboring countries and allies, Turkey’s defense mi...

NATO says Ukraine needs more weapons due to Russia's 'brutal invasion' — live updates

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls for more heavy weapons Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the outcome of fighting in the Donbas will indicate the course of the war This story was last updated ...

Swedish, US troops drill on remilitarized Baltic Sea island

VISBY, Sweden (AP) — Having to defend Gotland against a foreign invasion seemed such a far-fetched notion to Swedish decision-makers at the start of the century that they demilitarized the Balti...

After veto on North Korea, China says 'let's see' on U.N. action over a nuclear test

UNITED NATIONS, June 9 (Reuters) - China's U.N. envoy said on Thursday that Beijing does not want to see North Korea carry out a new nuclear test, which is partly why China vetoed a U.S.-led bid t...

Turkey's Erdogan warns Greece to demilitarize Aegean islands

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Greece to demilitarize islands in the Aegean Sea, saying he was “not joking” and posting tweets in Greek and English, in...

N Korean ruling party meets amid expectation of nuclear test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he’s expected to review state affairs, including a COVID-19 outbreak, and possibly address relations...

U.S. asks if China, Russia favor their ties over world security with North Korea vetoes

UNITED NATIONS, June 8 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday questioned whether China and Russia had elevated their "no limits" strategic partnership above global security by vetoing mo...

US, S. Korea fly 20 fighter jets amid N. Korea tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries flew 20 fighter jets over South Korea’s western sea Tuesday in a continued show of force as a senior U.S. official warned of a forceful r...

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that exten...

North Korea test-fires salvo of short-range missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative stre...

Australia says China threatened plane over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Australia on Sunday said a Chinese fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threatening the safety of one of its maritime surveillance planes over the South China Sea and forci...

North Korea fires multiple ballistic missiles, Seoul says

North Korea shot off multiple suspected ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the South Korean military said. Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said the launch of missiles by Pyongyang...

US and China present competing visions for the Pacific

US President Joe Biden's inaugural visit to Asia in May was seen as a reminder that Washington's long-term foreign policy goals remain focused on Asia, even as the war in Ukraine currently tak...