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Ukraine-Russia crisis: Normandy format to meet as Europe pursues diplomacy

With tensions spiraling in eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia will hold talks Wednesday at the Elysee Palace in Paris alongside representatives from Germany and France under the Normandy format. It i...

Ukraine: Joe Biden says US could sanction Vladimir Putin

US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Washington could hit Russian President Putin with personal sanctions in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The comments came as Russian combat troop...

Syrian media: Militants attack bus in desert, kill 5 troops

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Militants attacked a bus carrying soldiers on a desert highway in central Syria, killing five troops and wounding 20, state media reported Monday. The state ne...

Afghanistan: Donors back release of $280 million in aid

Donors to the Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) agreed to release $280 million (€247 million) in aid to Afghanistan, the World Bank said on Friday, as it seeks to help the country facing fa...

China vows to attack US troops who come to Taiwan's aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media on Thursday (Dec. 9) warned that Chinese forces would attack U.S. troops if they attempted to come to Taiwan's aid when the "reunifica...

The AP Interview: General says US troops to remain in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Thursday that the United States will keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, and he warned that he expects i...

Joe Biden speaks with Zelenskyy amid Russian invasion fears

US President Joe Biden held talks Thursday first with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and then NATO allies in Eastern Europe in the hopes of deescalating tensions just one week after US intell...

Military expert says US troops in Taiwan part of Washington's salami-slicing strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan history and defense expert Bill Sharp believes the increase in U.S. military personnel in Taiwan over the past year is part of Washington’s “salami-slic...

Pentagon doubles number of US troops in Taiwan under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon has continued to increase the number of troops in Taiwan, with nearly twice the number in the country in the first year of the Biden administration as the end...

Iran hearings start over shooting down of Ukrainian airliner

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian military court Sunday began a hearing over the military's shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane in 2020 that killed 176 people, the official IRNA n...

South Korea, US at odds over deal to end Korean War

The governments of South Korea and the United States have publically reiterated that they are making progress in discussions on an agreement that all sides in the 1950-53 Korean War can agree to and f...

With heightened rhetoric, is US moving away from ‘strategic ambiguity’ on Taiwan?

Military tensions between China and Taiwan, the democratic, self-governing island Beijing considers its own, are at their worst in more than 40 years, according to Taiwan’s defence minister. The...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Defense minister says US troops only in Taiwan as part of exchange program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American troops present in Taiwan are not stationed there but are only conducting training exercises as part of exchange programs between the two countries, Defense Mi...

Tsai 1st president in 40 years to confirm US troops are in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview released on Thursday (Oct. 28), Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) became the first Taiwanese president in 40 years to acknowledge that there are U.S. troops deployed in t...