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EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning

The US on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities over the near-fatal poisoning of prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, Biden administration officials s...

US officials believe Saudi crown prince approved operation to 'capture or kill' journalist, says newly released document

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials believe Saudi crown prince approved operation to 'capture or kill' journalist, says newly released document.

White House adviser thanks Taiwan for help with chips shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese wrote a letter to Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) to thank Taiwan for its offer to help resolve the global aut...

US officials: Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council in another reversal of Trump foreign policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council in another reversal of Trump foreign policies.

Biden administration to contact Taiwan about chip shortages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first direct contact between the new Biden administration and Taiwan will be a videoconference by two United States officials with Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花...

US ending curbs on Taiwan contacts poses challenge for Biden's team

After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday that Washington would lift restrictions on official interactions between the US and Taiwan, the Chinese government sharply criticized the ...

Hong Kong releases Jimmy Lai on bail

Hong Kong's High Court granted Jimmy Lai HK$10 million (US$1.3 million, €1.06 million) bail on Wednesday and placed him under house arrest. The pro-democracy activist was remanded in custo...

Taiwan's domestically built subs could hold off Chinese invasion 'for decades': Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically produced submarines could potentially prevent a Chinese military invasion or blockade for quite some time, according to a CNN report published ...

Top US officials expected to get COVID-19 vaccine this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials will begin receiving coronavirus vaccines this week as part of updated federal continuity of government plans that now include terrorism and pandemics as threat...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 1 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's comments ...

US passes bill that could delist Chinese companies from stock markets

The US Congress passed a bill on Wednesday that would close US stock and money markets to foreign companies that do not comply with US oversight of financial audits. It came as part of a bipartisan pu...

US officials Pompeo, Esper to visit India for annual talks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government said Thursday that talks next week with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in New Delhi will cover “all bilateral, regional and...

The Latest: Biden won't rule out studying court packing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won't rule out studying the additio...

US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voti...

US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voti...