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Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy in Albania to drum up support

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has traveled to Albania to co-host a summit with Prime Minister Edi Rama involving leaders from the Balkan region, with talks coming just after the second...

Taiwan ally Tuvalu elects new PM, China switch in question

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s diplomatic ally Tuvalu has chosen Feleti Teo as its new prime minister, rejecting a candidate who pledged to "review" ties with Taiwan. Former ...

Taiwan establishes France, Poland parliamentary friendship groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan established the France Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association and the Taiwan-Poland Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association on Monday (Feb. 19) to enhanc...

US deploying 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is deploying five aircraft carriers in the western Pacific in a move analysts say is meant to send a message of deterrence to escalating military activities in th...

North Korea leader's sister says Japan PM's comments positive -KCNA

SEOUL, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that there is no impediment to closer ties with Japan and that there may come a day Japanese Prime Minister Fum...

Taiwan's DPP appoints new international affairs department head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wen Lii (李問), the former head of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Matsu Islands County chapter, will take over as director of the party’s international...

Taiwan helps Fiji make strides in agriculture development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s promotion of "fruit diplomacy" in Fiji has provided advanced technology to support the Pacific Island nation’s agriculture. Taiwan Repres...

Solomon Islands political heavyweight seeks to reestablish ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peter Kenilorea Jr., a key political figure in the Solomon Islands’ United Party, revealed on Wednesday (Feb. 14) that he would reestablish ties with Taiwan if the p...

Can Manila diffuse tensions in the South China Sea?

Tensions have been mounting between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea, one of the world's most important trade routes. The yearslong dispute centers around Second Thomas Shoal, cal...

Taiwan diplomat confirms stable relations with Tuvalu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ties with Tuvalu are stable, Taiwan Representative to Australia Douglas Hsu (徐佑典) said. Hsu said in an interview with ABC that he was “quite confident” that...

Foreign minister shares details of Nauru's diplomatic break with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) revealed new details regarding the termination of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Nauru in a recent interview with the Wash...

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

Taiwan's legislative speaker says congressional exchanges have broken China's 'diplomatic blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Taiwan has broken China's "diplomatic blockade" because of congressional exchanges. In an interview with Nikkei ...

North Korea says it tested new cruise missile

North Korea said Thursday it had carried out its first test of a new generation of "strategic" cruise missiles. The country's official Korean Central News Agency said the Pulhwasal-3-31...

Taiwan condemns Nauru for accepting 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan criticized Nauru for accepting China’s “one China” principle on Wednesday (Jan. 24). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it expressed &...