US under Trump takes step towards recognizing Taiwan as a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the past several months, and especially the last few weeks, it appears that the United States under the Trump administration is taking a much clearer stance on relati...

Why Russia, Iran seek deeper ties with North Korea

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, welcoming him with a lavish reception in the East Russian city of Vladivostok. The picture was at odds with ...

Why Russia, Iran seek deeper ties with North Korea

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, welcoming him with a lavish reception in the eastern city of Vladivostok. The picture was at odds with the c...

Spain wants EU to challenge US policy in Cuba

MADRID (AP) — A senior official says that the Spanish government is asking the European Union to challenge a U.S. move to allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating in properties seized from A...

New US policy on seized property in Cuba threatens EU ties

The Trump administration will ramp up pressure against Cuba by allowing US nationals to file lawsuits against foreign companies doing business on the island. The major policy shift sets the stage for...

US sanctions Iran's Revolutionary Guard support network

The US Treasury on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on a network of banks, companies and individuals spanning across Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for illegally transferring billions of...

Trump signs proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights, reversing decades of US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump signs proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights, reversing decades of US policy.

France cools Iran spat with new ambassador

The French government has appointed an ambassador to Iran after the role was left vacant for months following a diplomatic dispute with the Islamic republic, according to a decree published in France&...

Opinion: Serbia-Kosovo land swap will open Pandora's box

The West's ironclad common principle, that the practice of redrawing borders along ethnic lines be avoided at all costs, doesn't seem to matter anymore. The presidents of Kosovo and Serbia ar...

In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating North Korea naively

Angela Merkel had a third and probably final audience with outgoing Emperor Akihito of Japan in Tokyo on Tuesday, ahead of a planned meeting with Akihito's successor, Crown Prince Naruhito, later ...

INSTEX: Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran

Several European countries have registered a transaction channel with Iran in order to facilitate trade despite US sanctions, German public broadcaster NDR reported on Thursday. The channel, set up b...

US policy expert lambasts professor for blaming Tsai for Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. foreign and defense policy expert Michael Mazza has provided a stinging rebuttal to a Washington Post op-ed published earlier this month that suggested Tsai Ing-wen s...

Trump signs pro-Taiwan 'Asia Reassurance Initiative Act' into law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Washington D.C., just before ushering in the New Year on Dec. 31, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) into law along with 12 o...

Trump signs Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018 was signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 19, signaling strong support for U.S. citizens to have the same acces...

US policy towards China not set to change after midterms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The people of China have expressed hope that the new Democrat-majority U.S. House of Representatives will soften U.S. policy towards China, but experts say this will not b...