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US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns

BATURAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and Australia joined a live-fire drill on Friday, part of annual joint combat exercises on Sumatra island amid growing Chinese maritime act...

TikTok in Taiwan faces pushback despite charming MingMing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MingMing is adorable and the face of TikTok in Taiwan, with 5.2 million followers. However, plenty of critics are worried about the China-owned platform’s influence ...

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but tox...

Italy's Draghi resigns, spelling trouble for nation, Europe

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi resigned Thursday after his ruling coalition fell apart, dealing a destabilizing blow to the country and Europe at a time of severe economic uncertainty brough...

EXPLAINER: NATO holds summit with gaze on Russia — and China

MADRID (AP) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked NATO back to first principles. Seven decades after it was founded, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is meeting in Madrid...

The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s in...

EU energy ministers hope to avert looming crisis

The energy ministers of the European Union are gathering in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss a joint effort to curb gas demand, as the bloc grapples with cuts to Russian supplies and prepares for possi...

Russia steps up missile strikes on Ukraine as G7 leaders gather

KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 26 (Reuters) - Russian missiles struck an apartment block and close to a kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemne...

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sanctions ...

Solidarity behind Ukraine's Russia fight atop summit agendas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back-to-back world leader summits in Europe opening this weekend will focus on uniting Western nations behind Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion and overcoming Turkey's o...

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an ...

Germany's Scholz: G7 to discuss 'Marshall plan' for Ukraine

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that he wants to discuss the outlines of a “Marshall plan for Ukraine” with the leaders of the Group of Seven countries at their upcoming sum...

How pro-China is the KMT now?

This is part four in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit to the U.S. and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans ...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. T...

Russia's far-right divided on Ukraine war

A few dozen small groups make up Russia's right-wing nationalist scene. They call themselves "Nationalist Movement," "Conservative Russia," or simply, "The Conservatives.&...