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Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day o...

Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

TAIPEI (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. &ldqu...

Myanmar: Two dead as police crack down on anti-coup protests

Myanmar police on Sunday cracked down on anti-coup protesters using stun grenades, tear gas and firing into the air, killing at least two people. The violence came a day after the most extensive bid ...

EU summons its ambassador to Cuba to explain letter to Biden

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has summoned its ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels to explain himself after he reportedly signed an appeal asking U.S. President Joe Biden to lift sanctions a...

Chinese foreign minister says US ending support for Taiwan a prerequisite for restored ties

[Last updated: Feb. 24 10:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Sino-American relations still fraught as the U.S. transitions into the Biden era, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on Monday (Fe...

Anger increases in Peru over secret inoculations of wealthy

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected in Peru grew Wednesday, a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation a...

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian official on Thursday was convicted of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France in 2018 and sentenced to 20 years in ...

EU sends top envoy to Moscow amid tensions over Navalny

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was set to head to Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with the Kremlin as riot police continue to make mass arrests of Alexei Navalny's supporters. The visit b...

US urges Taiwan to fill gap as China’s Confucius Institutes wane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan is urging the country to fill the gap left by the exodus of China's Confucius Institutes in the U.S., following accusations t...

US secretary of state supports 'haven' for political refugees fleeing Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American diplomat said Monday (Feb. 1, EST) that he supports accepting political refugees from Hong Kong as Beijing continues to tighten its grip in that city, say...

Lawmakers say North Korean diplomat defected to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean diplomat who served as the country’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by Seoul’s s...

Albania expels Russian diplomat, citing lockdown breaches

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Thursday expelled a Russian diplomat for allegedly not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules. An Albanian foreign ministry statement declare...

South Korean diplomat in Iran over seized ship, frozen funds

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A South Korean diplomatic delegation arrived in Iran on Sunday to negotiate the release of a vessel and its crew seized by Iranian forces amid an escalating financial dispute betwe...

Germany wants US, EU to forge 'Marshall Plan for democracy'

In the aftermath of the storming of the US Capitol, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for a wide-reaching pro-democracy initiative spearheaded by Washington and its EU allies. "We are re...

Representative to US promotes Taiwanese cuisine in Christmas greetings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has been featured in a video introducing her country's cuisine as she extended Christmas greetings to the Amer...