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US, Taiwan holding defense review talks this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. are holding their Defense Review Talks this week on the heels of the virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平...

Polish police find body of young Syrian near Belarus border

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police said Saturday that the body of a young Syrian man was found in the woods near the border with Belarus, the latest victim in a political standoff at the European Uni...

Harris ends France trip with flowers for 2015 attack victims

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers at a Paris memorial to mark the anniversary Saturday of Islamic State attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital six years ago. ...

Russian paratroopers drill in Belarus, 2 die in accident

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sent paratroopers to Belarus on Friday, in a show of support for its ally amid tensions over migrants and refugees amassing on the Belarus-Poland border, but two of the Russian so...

Turkey halts flights for some Mideast citizens to EU's door

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Turkey on Friday stopped selling tickets to Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni nationals wanting to fly to Belarus, which in recent months has become a key launching point for migrants and...

Taliban: Bomb hits mosque in Afghanistan, wounds at least 15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban provincial spokesman says a bomb exploded in a mosque during Friday prayers, wounding at least 15 people in eastern Afghanistan, where Islamic State group militants...

Space-based sensors needed to counter China’s hypersonic missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thomas Karako, senior fellow at Washington D.C.-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said the U.S. needs to deploy space-based sensors t...

Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over Belarus

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers on a training mission over Belarus for a second straight day on Thursday in a strong show of Moscow's support for its ally amid a disput...

Nationalists march in Poland amid border crisis with Belarus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands marched in Warsaw on Thursday to mark Poland’s Independence Day, led by far-right groups calling for strong borders, while its troops blocked hundreds of new attempts b...

Chinese leaders issue official history to elevate Xi

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Thursday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to extend his rule next year, praising his role in the country's rise as an economic and str...

Russia denies involvement in Poland-Belarus border strife

The Kremlin on Thursday rejected allegations that Russia was behind the arrival of migrants who are stuck at the European Union external border with Belarus. Poland had accused Russia of being the &...

Belarus migrant crisis: EU Council chief heads to Poland

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is set to host European Council President Charles Michel in Warsaw on Wednesday, as the bloc scrambles to respond to the migrant crisis on its eastern border w...

Defense report outlines China's major military threats towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its latest defense report released on Tuesday (Nov. 9), Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) outlined the major military threats China poses to the democrati...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2021. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, ...

Radicalization's path: In case studies, finding similarities

In the months before he was charged with storming the Capitol, Doug Jensen was sharing conspiracy theories he'd consumed online. But it hadn’t always been that way, says his brother, who recalls how h...