Taiwan, not ROC, representative office opens in Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a friendly gesture toward Taiwan, Somaliland has allowed Taiwan's newly opened de facto embassy to use the name "Taiwan" rather than "Republic of Chi...

Somaliland president rejects China's deal to drop Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland's president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added tha...

Somaliland reportedly weighing recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by local Somaliland media released on Monday (Aug. 3) states that the fledgling republic is considering formal recognition of Taiwan; the latter's Ministry of...

Iran hits hawkish US expert with symbolic sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday imposed symbolic sanctions on a hawkish former expert with the White House National Security Council, Iranian state media reported. ...

White House tweets support for Taiwan-Somaliland ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House National Security Council (NSC) on Friday (July 10) tweeted support for the recent establishment of relations between Taiwan and Somaliland. Ministry of...

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied that he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusions that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing Ame...

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusions that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killi...

Trump: Former adviser Bolton faces charges if book released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his former national security adviser, John Bolton, could face a “criminal problem” if he doesn't halt plans to publish a new book that describ...

Obama emerges as central figure in 2020 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Barack Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are eagerly embracing...

US considers expelling Chinese reporters in retaliation for ban of WSJ journalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is strongly considering expelling hundreds of Chinese journalists from the country in retaliation for Beijing's ban on three Wall Street Journal (W...

NSC aide Vindman ready to speak out publicly on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decorated soldier and White House aide who saw it as his "sacred duty" to speak out against President Donald Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign is about to get his chance to tell ...

White House impeachment hire Bondi winding down foreign work

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agent of the Qataris. Lobbying for a Kuwaiti firm. A decision to steer clear of a lawsuit against Trump University. As she prepares to defend President Donald Tr...

Vindman testimony fills gaps on Trump Ukraine call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ellipses have long baffled lawmakers: What did President Donald Trump say on his call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy that the White House may have omitted on the rou...

Former White House aide meets with House lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Tr...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official. After reports circulated Tues...