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Ukraine updates: Putin marks Crimea takeover anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to boost the striking power of Russia's Special Operations Forces as he marked the 10th anniversary of the seizure of government buildings in Crimea. Hi...

Ukraine updates: Macron seeks to revitalize European aid

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to host a conference in Paris to discuss Europe's role in supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against the Russian invasion. At the meeting, which will ...

Taiwan protests on 2nd anniversary of Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hundreds walked through the streets of Taipei Saturday (Feb. 24), urging the free world to stand together aga...

Philippines: Is Marcos Jr. the EU's new best friend?

Since taking office in mid-2022, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has moved the Philippines closer to the US, even risking ire from Beijing by signing a new defense agreement with Washington. Marcos Jr...

March in support of Ukraine to be held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A march to support Ukraine on the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of the country will be held in Taipei City on Saturday (Feb. 24). The group Taiwan Stands ...

US deploying 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is deploying five aircraft carriers in the western Pacific in a move analysts say is meant to send a message of deterrence to escalating military activities in th...

MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE — Putin critic tells DW that Alexei Navalny's death will 'repress the Russian people.' DW has the latest

Leaders discuss European Union geopolitical goals MSC participants focus on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations Putin critic tells DW that Navalny's death will 'repress the Russian p...

Arming Ukraine: Could Germany step up if the US steps back?

Ukraine's biggest backers in its struggle against Russia's invasion appear to be wobbling. Kyiv is at risk of losing its number one weapons supplier, the United States — an aid package p...

Taiwan's legislative speaker says congressional exchanges have broken China's 'diplomatic blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Taiwan has broken China's "diplomatic blockade" because of congressional exchanges. In an interview with Nikkei ...

Envoy to UK affirms Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan envoy to the U.K. Vincent Yao (姚金祥) said in a BBC interview broadcast on Wednesday (Jan. 1...

EU members strike deal on looser fiscal rules

Finance ministers from EU member states have agreed on proposed changes to the bloc's rules to limit debts and deficits in member states' spending. "I am happy that after a long discuss...

Anonymous posts Taiwan flag on UN site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Anonymous" hacked into a U.N. website to call for calm in the Guyana-Venezuela crisis and uploaded Taiwan's flag, emblem, and photos of famous leaders. ...

Canadian authors emergency guide to China attack for expats in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian author has created a digital civil defense handbook for foreign residents in Taiwan that includes advice on contingency plans in the event of a Chinese invasion...

Poland and Ukraine relations suffer amid rising tension

"In Ukraine, the view of Poland's role is becoming increasingly negative," says Polish Ukraine expert Krzysztof Nieczypor of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw. Nieczypor ha...

Drago Jancar puts Slovenia on the literary map

Drago Jancar is one of the most important writers in his native Slovenia. His work includes novels, short stories, plays, screenplays and essays. Until 1974 he had worked as a journalist, but lost hi...