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US and China officials discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation, State Department says

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official on North Korea held a video call this week with China's envoy on Korean Peninsula affairs in which they discussed the growing military cooperatio...

US delegation calls for coproduction of weapons in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To address the backlog of American weapons deliveries to Taiwan, a U.S. House delegation on Thursday (Feb. 22) called on allocating long-term budgets for annual shipments ...

Ukraine updates: US to impose 'major sanction package' on Russia

The United States, on Friday, plans to announce sanctions against 500 entities involved in Russia's "war machine." Here's a look at the latest developments in Russia's war in Uk...

US approves potential sale of Link 16 communications system to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of the Link 16 communications system to Taiwan, the 13th defense deal with Taipei by the Biden administration and...

US urges 'restraint' amid Taiwan-China disputes over Kinmen waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China over maritime disputes, the U.S. State Department on Tuesday (Feb. 20) urged "restraint." Cross-strait disputes ...

Taiwan coast guard did not collect video of fatal Chinese boat pursuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said it was unable to record video evidence of a Chinese fishing boat that capsized killing two in the waters off the Kinme...

North Korea leader's sister says Japan PM's comments positive -KCNA

SEOUL, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that there is no impediment to closer ties with Japan and that there may come a day Japanese Prime Minister Fum...

Indonesia president congratulates poll winner Prabowo, markets cheer

JAKARTA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he had congratulated Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto after unofficial counts showed the ex-special forces commander...

Palestinians hope Blinken visit can deliver Gaza truce before Rafah assault

DOHA/RIYADH, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat met Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler on Monday during a Middle East visit Palestinians hope will clinch a truce before a threatened Israeli assaul...

US State Department, congressmen slam China over M503 flight route action against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department and members of Congress are condemning China's unilateral alteration of three flight routes to come closer to the Taiwan Strait median line, ...

State Dept says US actively pursuing the creation of a Palestinian state

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The United States is actively pursuing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with security guarantees for Israel and exploring options with partners in t...

China presses Iran to rein in Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Chinese officials have asked their Iranian counterparts to help rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis, or risk harming business relations with Beijing, four Iranian source...

Taiwan reports first major Chinese military activity after election

TAIPEI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Taiwan's defence ministry said it detected 18 Chinese air force planes operating around Taiwan and carrying out "joint combat readiness patrols" with Chinese w...

US calls Nauru's decision to cut ties with Taiwan 'disappointing'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of State denounced Nauru’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Monday (Jan. 15). “While the Government of Nauru’s act...

North Korea's Kim calls for change in status of South, warns of war

SEOUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday called for a constitutional amendment to change the status of South Korea to a separate state and warned that while his country does...