America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Do...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 4 The Los Angles Times on Rep. Duncan Hunter pleading guilty to misusing...

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice asks Australia for information about 'Chinese spy defector'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) said that the country's prosecutors have begun investigations over the espionage claims made by a self-professe...

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay. That’s according to two co...

Ex-defense minister of Taiwan says Beijing approached him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to grapple with alleged Chinese interference in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, former Taiwanese Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) reve...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2019. There are 35 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 2...

Report: Review details effort to justify Ukraine decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House undertook a confidential review of documents that revealed extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification for President Donald Trump’s decision to hold...

US urged to send cabinet officials to Taiwan as China poaches allies

A former senior advisor to the Trump administration on Friday urged the White House to send a cabinet official to Taiwan whenever Beijing succeeds in poaching a diplomatic ally from Taipei. Christi...

Mystery grows over Lebanon aid hold-up as impeachment looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team....

Impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, a number of key witnesses have chosen to highlight a common trait: Their immigrant backgrounds. One came from n...

Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Ch...

The Latest: Hill slams ‘fictional narrative’ about Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8 a.m. A former National Secur...

Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call open to interpretation

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the same day that members of Congress learned of a whistleblower complaint that would trigger impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump uttered 12 words that he claims establis...

Fiona Hill, adviser with sharp eye for detail, is next up

WASHINGTON (AP) — They have heard the measured testimony of career diplomats and the mind-boggling account of a first-time ambassador who declared he was in charge of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine ...

Key witnesses will cap intense week in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — House impeachment investigators will hear from two key witnesses Thursday who grew alarmed by how President Donald Trump and others in his orbit were conducting foreign policy in Ukr...