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Netherlands: Wilders coalition-building efforts face setback

Anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders' efforts to form a Dutch coalition government have been reset, when potential coalition partner NSC announced on Monday that it was backing out of talks with W...

US urges China against election interference as 10th balloon flies over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House on Thursday (Jan. 4) urged against China's interference in the upcoming Taiwanese presidential election as the 10th Chinese balloon of the year was det...

40-ship Philippine 'Christmas convoy' to visit disputed South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A convoy of 40 Philippine ships is scheduled to provide humanitarian supplies to Filipino troops and civilians on disputed islands in the South China Sea. A group calle...

Europe reels after far-right Geert Wilders comes out on top of Dutch election

Geert Wilders is already known to many Europeans beyond Dutch borders for his radical anti-immigration and Islamophobic politics, his staunch Euroskepticism and of course his unmistakable blonde bouff...

Geert Wilders: Far-right populist wins big in Dutch election

With 98% of the votes counted on Thursday, Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) won 37 of the 150 seats in the Dutch parliament. The populist party was well ahead of a joint Labor-G...

Taiwan slams North Korea spy satellite launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (Nov. 22) condemned North Korea's launch of a spy satellite. North Korea's KCNA state news agency on Wednesd...

Netherlands election: Voters to replace PM Mark Rutte

Polls have opened, and are scheduled to close late on Wednesday evening Candidates include new leader of Rutte's VVD party Dilan Yesilgöz-Zegerius, anti-Islamist Geert Wilders and Labor leader Fr...

How the Dutch election may buck Europe's populist trend

With only a few days to go until the Dutch election, a surprising number of voters on the streets of the small southern city of Tilburg on Thursday had not made up their minds. "I still need to ...

Manila summons China envoy over South China Sea collisions

Manila summoned Beijing's ambassador on Monday and filed a diplomatic protest after two collisions between Philippine and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea. "We're making full use o...

Taiwan mulls declassifying secret documents after 30 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet will discuss the possibility of declassifying secret government documents after 30 years, reports said Wednesday (Oct. 18). The change was motivated by the ...

Biden plans to package Taiwan, Ukraine, and border funds with Israel aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House is reportedly planning on including funding for Taiwan, Ukraine, and border security with a request for additional monetary aid for Israel. NBC News on ...

Taiwan top national security official calls for larger NATO role in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States-led alliances need to take on a larger role in countering China’s military designs in Asia, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo ...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan demands enclave's surrender

Azerbaijan announces 'anti-terrorist' operation in Nagorno-Karabakh after blaming 6 deaths on Armenian separatists Baku says willing to halt operations, but only in exchange for full surrende...

North Korea's Kim Jong Un may meet with Putin in Russia this month, US official says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may travel to Russia soon to meet with President Vladimir Putin as the Kremlin tries to acquire military equipment fo...

US says a smuggler with terrorist ties helped get migrants from Uzbekistan into the country

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it detected and stopped a network attempting to smuggle people from Uzbekistan into the United States and that at least one member of the n...