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Analysis: Biden's Taiwan remarks show conviction to defend island but carry risks

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - There is an old saying in politics that a gaffe is when a politician says what they really mean. And critics of U.S. President Joe Biden say he has made his fair share w...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the count...

Malaysian foreign minister meets Myanmar opposition figure

BANGKOK (AP) — The foreign minister of Myanmar’s shadow government, which opposes the military council that runs the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, on Sunday described as “productive” a meeting s...

America should restore diplomatic and defense ties with Taiwan

Last March, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Taiwan and met with the country's leaders. He issued a statement that said he personally believed the US government should immediatel...

Bolton says US troops should be stationed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former US national security adviser John Bolton over the weekend called on the U.S. to both station troops in Taiwan and officially grant the nation full diplomatic recogn...

Australia sends minister to Solomon Islands over China defense pact

Australia's Minister for International Development and the Pacific Zed Seselja arrived in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday to ask the country not to sign a proposed security agreement between the ...

China's security deal with Solomons raises alarm in Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military build...

China's Afghan ambitions on show at multinational meetings

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambitions to have a major hand in Afghanistan's stability and development under the Taliban, while boosting its own stature, will be on display at a pair of multinational meetin...

Taiwan is clearly worthy of diplomatic recognition: William Stanton

The world is not just In a world operating on ethical principles, where justice and good would always prevail, there would be no question about whether the United States should formally recognize T...

In unofficial capacity, Pompeo urges US to recognize Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a speech Friday on a non-official visit to Taiwan called for the U.S. to give diplomatic recognition to the self-ruled island China ...

Pompeo: US should move from ambiguity towards strategic clarity on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday (March 4) that the United States should change its Taiwan policy from its long-standing "strategic ambiguity...

‘US should immediately recognize Taiwan diplomatically’: Mike Pompeo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should “immediately take necessary, and long-overdue, steps” to offer Taiwan “diplomatic recognition as a free and sovereign country,” for...

US should recognize 'free' Taiwan, says ex-top diplomat Pompeo

Former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called for the US to formally give diplomatic recognition to Taiwan. "It's my view the US government should immediately and take...

Swiss group: Taliban make pledges on education, aid workers

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of a closed-door conference in Switzerland attended by envoys from Afghanistan's Taliban leadership said Friday that the delegation pledged to safeguard humanitarian aid worke...

Countries ask to join WTO talks over China, Lithuania spat

More countries have asked this week to join talks about the European Union's complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing China of exerting economic pressure on Lithuania. Ca...