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Taiwan foreign minister confers medal to outgoing Guatemalan ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Tuesday (Aug. 16) presented the Order of Brilliant Star to outgoing Guatemalan Ambassador to Taiwan Willy Alberto Gomez Tira...

Donetsk leader calls for 'beneficial' ties with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of Russian proxy forces in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region has sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling for cooperation amid signs the North is con...

Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data

CHICAGO (AP) — Data broker LexisNexis Risk Solutions allegedly violated Illinois law by collecting and combining extensive personal information and selling it to third parties including federal immigr...

Ex-cop who testified against friend avoids prison for Jan. 6

A former Virginia police officer who testified against a friend and former supervisor he joined at the Capitol in the Jan. 6 insurrection avoided prison time on Tuesday for his role in it. ...

Poland says Berlin and Paris running EU as an 'oligarchy'

The Polish prime minister claims the EU is democratic in name only, with Germany and France wielding the real power while ignoring voices that had warned of the risk posed by Russia. In an op-ed for ...

Gates eyes partnership with South Korea over global health

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bill Gates on Tuesday called for South Korea to become more involved in international efforts to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19 as he stressed the need for the wor...

US, South Korea to begin expanded military drills next week

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea will begin their biggest combined military training in years next week in the face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea, which has been...

Taiwan foreign minister talks future cooperation with new Saint Kitts and Nevis PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) held a virtual meeting with newly elected Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Terrance Drew on Monday (Aug. 15), during which the two dis...

Taiwan president receives credentials of new Honduras ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Aug. 16) accepted the credentials of new Honduran Ambassador to Taiwan, Harold Burgos, at the Presidential Office. Tsai said in...

New Japan defense minister and Pentagon chief decry Chinese missile firings near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's newly-appointed Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed a mutual commitment to defense in their first phone c...

Scholz confident Sweden's NATO membership 'will now progress very quickly'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that he expected rapid progress on Finland and Sweden's NATO accession bids. Asked in Sweden whether he expected continued resistance from Turkey on ...

China sanctions more ‘pro-Taiwan independence diehards’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16) sanctions on more Taiwanese it claims of being diehard “Taiwan independence separatists” a day after a U.S. congressiona...

China pares back holdings of U.S. Treasuries for 7th month

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - China slashed holdings of U.S. Treasuries for a seventh consecutive month in June, Treasury department data released on Monday showed, with investors closely tracking this...

President Tsai discusses future Taiwan-US cooperation with congressional delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is eager to deepen cooperation with the U.S. to maintain regional prosperity and stability, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Monday (Aug. 15), during a meeting ...

Taiwan eyes bolstered digital economic bloc in Asia-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will seek to boost regional cooperation by building a digital economic community as it is set to host the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic...