Taiwan not pursuing formal ties with US: Foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has no intention of forging formal diplomatic ties with the United States for the time being, but it is intent on advancing bilateral cooperation, according to Fore...

Trump administration preparing for Taiwan arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is expected to approve a large weapons package to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. A congressional aide told CNN the Trump admini...

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...

Israeli, US delegations depart to UAE in 1st direct flight

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — A Star of David-adorned El Al plane took off Monday from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the firs...

Watchdog report: Pompeo acted properly in Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not act improperly last year when he approved billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Ar...

State Department watchdog resigns after predecessor's ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. ...

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the Stat...

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 approves Taiwan Patriot III missile recertification request

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved a request from Taiwan to recertify its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles for an estimated cost of US$620 million. According ...

Nominee to be CIA watchdog says he'll stand up to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's chief watchdog is pledging independence, saying he will perform his role “in an unbiased and impartial manner, free of undue or inapp...

Taiwan high on list of countries Trump considering abandoning: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that Taiwan is high on President Trump's list of countries to abandon. In his 577-page me...

Pompeo denies impropriety in firing of State Dept. watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his top deputy are rejecting allegations that the State Department’s independent watchdog was fired for investigating alleged impropriety by Pompeo...

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...

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, h...

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Democrats will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of their investigation into his abrupt firing by President Donal...