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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. ...

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top di...

U.S. has rock solid commitment to help Taiwan defend itself -official

Threats and coercion by China towards Taiwan increase the need for the United States to help Taiwan maintain a credible self-defense, the top U.S. diplomat for Asia said on Thursday. Assistant Secr...

US top diplomat Blinken warns of 'serious consequences' if Russia attacks Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday that there would be "serious consequences" for any Russian aggression in Ukraine. Meeting on ...

New US ambassador to New Zealand seeks to work with China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tom Udall, the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand, says he wants to find areas of common ground with China in a region where tensions often run high. U...

Austrian ex-Chancellor Kurz to withdraw from politics

Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 35, announced Thursday he would step back from politics. Kurz resigned his posts as the head of his conservative People's Party (ÖVP) and as parliamenta...

Blinken says Russia could move on Ukraine 'on short order'

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin could quickly order an invasion of Ukraine if he had a pretext for doing so but that NATO alli...

Russia warns NATO against moving nuclear weapons east

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat warned NATO against redeploying U.S. atomic weapons to Eastern Europe if Germany refuses to keep hosting them, saying Wednesday that such a move would be irresponsi...

Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December as the country further tightens its border controls agai...

Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights

Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December as the country further tightens its border controls against a new cor...

Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surges 36%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surged by 36% to reach US$31.1 billion (NT$861.67 billion) for the period from January to October despite the continuing COVID-19 pandem...

For sale: Rome villa restored by Texas princess auctioned

ROME (AP) — A villa in the heart of Rome that features the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is being put up for auction by court order after the home was restored by its last occupants: a Texa...

Japan emperor's daughter Aiko turns 20, throne not in sight

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Aiko, the daughter of Emperor Naruhito, on Wednesday turned 20, ready for a debut as a new adult member to take a share of official duties for the royal family whose pop...

Former Polish ambassador to Japan appointed envoy to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cyryl Kozaczewski, a seasoned diplomat, has been appointed as the new director of the Polish Office in Taipei. He was previously involved in Poland’s internationa...

Omicron variant may have reached Europe earlier than thought

BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic powerhouses Japan and France reported their first cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a wee...