US wants to sell long-range missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Part of a proposed US$7 billion arms deal the U.S. is planning for Taiwan reportedly includes long-range missiles capable of striking targets in China. As tensions heat...

US defense secretary pledges continued arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Tuesday (July 21) reiterated the U.S.' commitment to selling weapons to Taiwan so it can defend itself from an increasingly...

Germany seeking unity on indentifying threats to the EU

There were signs of unity when Germany's defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, met her Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak in Warsaw on Wednesday. Kramp-Karrenbauer was keen to stress tha...

Taiwan calls Chinese sanctions on US contractor over arms sale 'barbaric threat'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 14) condemned China's planned sanctions on Lockheed Martin for its participation in a recent U.S. arms...

US: productive talks with Russia on new nuclear arms deal

BERLIN (AP) — American and Russian negotiators have concluded a round of nuclear arms control talks in Vienna, aimed at producing a new agreement to replace the New START treaty that expires in Februa...

Fired State Dept watchdog says he was bullied by officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump says top department officials tried to bully him and dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multi...

Foreign minister says arms sales symbolize US commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. sale of torpedoes to Taiwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) stated on Thursday (May 21) this demonstrated U.S. support for Taiwan'...

France tells China to focus on coronavirus fight after Taiwan warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — France on Wednesday (May 13) shrugged off China's warning over a weapons sale to Taiwan telling the communist country to keep its focus on fighting the Wuhan coronavir...

Taiwan and US move forward on deal for 250 Stinger missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to take delivery of all 250 Stinger missiles from the United States by the end of March 2026 now that both sides have agreed on a price, reports said Wed...

Pentagon chief visits nuke base to highlight weapon spending

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in frigid North Dakota to tout the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar plan f...

South African court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma for failing to appear in court in a corruption case. The South African Broadc...

Taiwan and U.S. sign agreement for F-16V fighter jet deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States have signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of 66 F-16V fighter jets and other weapons, the Ministry of National Def...

Indonesia court increases jail term for Polish tourist

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a Polish tourist who was convicted of treason after meeting with Papuan independence supporters and instead increased his pris...

Court dismisses ex-South African leader’s appeal attempt

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say a court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s attempt to appeal a ruling that cleared the way for him to be prosecuted for corruption. ...

Ex-South African leader files leave to appeal in graft case

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has filed notice to appeal a court ruling that cleared the way for him to be prosecuted for corruption. Zuma’s lawyers a...