Congress set to fund government, but not Trump's wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants t...

Pro-Taiwan Inhofe likely to succeed McCain at head of Senate Armed Services Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The strongly pro-Taiwanese Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, 83, is likely to take over leadership of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee following the passi...

Premier Lai: US to assist Taiwan with domestic submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week Taiwanese Premier William Lai indicated that the United States military and defense industry contractors have agreed to assist Taiwan with its domestic submarine...

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large military parade on its Army Day holiday replete...

Trump signs Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. President Trump on Monday (Aug. 13) signed the US$716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to...

Taiwan’s indigenous submarines to bring in Navy’s new age: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that Taiwan's development of domestically made submarines will bring in the new age of Taiwan's Navy, during a speech unve...

Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill ready for Trump's signature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senate yesterday (Aug. 1) passed its final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to improve T...

Opinion: Taiwan needs to boost defense spending, but it must be part of a long-term strategy

Taiwan’s defense spending has been in the spotlight once again this week after the US State Department urged the Taiwanese Government to increase its budget to meet the country’s...

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, h...

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, h...

Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1

HELSINKI (AP) — With rattled world capitals watching, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are ready to go one-on-one in a summit that plays out against a backdrop of fraying Western all...

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

PARIS (AP) — France's military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as soldiers prepare to march through Paris on Bastille Day. Fighter jets will perform acrobati...

The Latest: Trump's tea with queen runs 17 minutes long

ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle a...

NATO leaders interpret Trump's verbal lashing on spending

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump was so forceful in his verbal lashing of NATO allies over their defense spending levels that reports began circulating during the two-day summit that he mig...

Poland: Trump's tough talk on NATO good for eastern flank

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland's president says the debates over NATO spending that U.S. President Donald Trump ignited are paying off for countries like his on the alliance's eastern flank because they have ...