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Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

BUDAPEST/STOCKHOLM, Reuters, Feb 26 - Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's NATO accession on Monday, clearing the last hurdle before the historic step by the Nordic country whose neutrality ...

In third year of war, why Ukraine's fate hinges on West

BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the conflict will be determined not just on the battlefield but also in Western capitals and other places far from the front l...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

US representatives champion close relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following news of the upcoming Taiwan visit by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher, fellow lawmakers recently expressed their support for the East Asian nation. Represen...

It is time for Taiwan to arm Ukraine

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Now is the time to start tooling up the capacity to ship arms to Ukraine, as doing so would not only be the right thing to do for a fellow democracy facing off against a...

Leading 'China hawk' from US to visit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mike Gallagher, one of the U.S. government’s most prominent critics of China, will visit Taiwan next week, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper reporte...

China bid to 'cheat' its way to chip prominence failing -Taiwan's US envoy

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - China has sought to "cheat" and "steal" its way to matching Taiwan in chip technology, but has yet to succeed despite investing huge sums, Taiwan'...

US politicians send letter congratulating Taiwan's Lai on election victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of seven U.S. Congress members sent a letter of congratulations to president-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Thursday (Jan. 25). The lawmakers welcomed a new chapte...

US Congress bolstering economic relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Congress is taking concrete measures to deepen economic ties with Taiwan, the visiting Congressional Taiwan Caucus delegation told Taiwan News on Thursday (Jan. 2...

US Congressional support for Taiwan remains steadfast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Congressional Taiwan Caucus co-chairs Mario Diaz-Balart and Ami Bera affirmed strong U.S. ties with Taiwan while meeting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Jan....

Turkey approves Sweden's NATO membership bid after 20-month delay

ANKARA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament ratified Sweden's NATO membership bid on Tuesday, clearing the biggest remaining hurdle to expanding the Western military alliance after 20 month...

Taiwan-US double tax avoidance deal comes closer to realization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Progress on a Taiwan-U.S. double tax avoidance deal is being made, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)-Chicago Director Dennis Yen-Feng Lei (類延峰) said earlier this ...

Taiwan legislative speaker shows support for parliamentary diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Saturday (Jan. 20) expressed confidence that Taiwan’s parliamentary diplomacy would continue despite Chinese Communist Party ...

US State Secretary Blinken, Speaker Johnson commend Lai on Taiwan presidential win

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and House Speaker Mike Johnson conveyed congratulatory messages to Taiwan president-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德). Blinken, in both a ...

US House passes pro-Taiwan legislation on eve of election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a bipartisan resolution to commend Taiwan for its commitment to democracy, passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress this week, the House of Representatives pas...