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...

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'...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...

Pompeo denies retaliation in firing of State Dept watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday adamantly denied that he recommended firing the State Department’s independent watchdog in retaliation for investigations into Pompeo's co...

Democrats protest removal of Transportation watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump's decision to remove the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trum...

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia las...

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...

Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

CAIRO (AP) — Armed clashes in Sudan’s South Kordofan province killed more than two dozen people, including paramilitary troops, over 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday. It marked the third outbreak ...

Taiwan signs arms sales maintenance agreement with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military announced on Sunday (May 10) that the warranty on its Black Hawk helicopters expired in September last year and that it has signed a post-sale agree...

66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Taiwan passes special budget allowing purchase of F-16V fighters from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’ s legislature on Tuesday (Oct. 29) approved the multi-billion-dollar special budget to be allocated for the next seven years to purchase 66 F-16V fighter jet...

Turkish, Kurdish forces battle for key Syrian border town

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkey defied growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria on Tuesday, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the bo...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...