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Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problems

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online. ...

Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin

GENEVA (AP) — Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most ...

Taiwan suspends consular services in Indonesian capital over COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is suspending consular services in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for the period of June 7-17 after three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministr...

Who is Sofia Sapega, girlfriend of Belarusian blogger Raman Pratasevich?

After a two-week vacation in Greece, 23-year-old Sofia Sapega was returning to her university studies in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on Sunday. But plans to defend her master's thesis were pu...

Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services. The order we...

US Embassy limits consular services after Russia hiring ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Friday it will sharply limit its consular activities due to a Russian ban on hiring local staff. The Embassy said in a statement that starting fro...

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany arrived Thursday in Tripoli to show their support to Libya's newly elected transitional authorities, who are expected to lead the war-st...

Taiwan to open representative office in Guyana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will establish a representative office in Guyana in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in South America. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) mad...

Staff member at Taiwan embassy in Guatemala contracts COVID-19

A staffer in Taiwan's Guatemala embassy tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday as a result of which the embassy will be closed for two weeks from Saturday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Aff...

US says it is shuttering last 2 consulates in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has notified Congress that it intends to shutter the last two remaining U.S. consulates in Russia. The State Department told lawmakers last...

Taiwan office to test all staff, family members for COVID-19

All remaining staff at Taiwan's representative office in the United States and their family members will undergo COVID-19 tests by Nov. 30, after nine more confirmed cases have been reported in th...

Taiwan's US envoy self-isolates after coronavirus cluster at TECRO

[Last update: November 26 at 19:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) is undergoing home quarantine after a cluster of coronavirus cases were reported at t...

U.S. Embassy in Turkey issues alert on potential attacks

ISTANBUL (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Turkey issued a security alert Friday, saying it received reports of a possible attack on Americans and other foreigners, and temporarily suspended consular service...

Coronavirus hits Taiwan office in France for 3rd time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the third time this year, staff at Taiwan’s representative office in Paris tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

US issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention" and “arbitrary...