Former Taiwan ally El Salvador signs 'gigantic' infrastructure deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former diplomatic ally El Salvador announced on Tuesday (Dec. 3) that it has signed a "gigantic" infrastructure deal with China, for an undisclosed ...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2019. There are 28 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 197...

American think tank pitching US-Taiwan joint communiqué to normalize relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. think tank is pitching the idea of a new joint directive between the U.S. and Taiwan modeled after the Shanghai Communiqué as a means to pave the way for nor...

Cuba accuses US of violating Geneva Conventions

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister is accusing the United States of violating the Geneva Conventions and the deal reestablishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Fo...

From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as he flew through their airspace on his way from Thailand to Japan. ...

From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as he flew through their airspace on his...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Tariffs tough talk show Kosovo-Serb standoff set to last

Serbian goods are nowhere to be seen in shops in neighboring Kosovo. Naim Krasniqi, a small store owner, says the 100% tariff announced a year ago by the government is fair since Ser...

After 6 years, refugee writer tastes freedom in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For the first time in six years, Behrouz Boochani feels like a free man. When he arrived in New Zealand last week, he simply wanted to smoke a cigarette and take a long ...

Germany to hold public hearings for Taiwan recognition petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Bundestag said Tuesday (Nov. 19) that public hearings for the petition calling on the German government to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan will be he...

Marshall Islands could flip allegiance from Taiwan, US to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic relations between the Marshall Islands and Taiwan and the U.S. are on the line after a general election commenced on Monday (Nov. 18). The Marshall Islands, ...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2019. There are 45 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, ...

German calling for Taiwan's recognition meets diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michael Kreuzberg, the German behind a petition calling on his country to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan, met with Taiwan's representative to Germany Shieh...

'We made the right choice sticking with Taiwan': Belize foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (Nov. 2), Belizean Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington reaffirmed his nation's diplomatic ties with Taiwan over Communist China. Breaking Beli...

Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Day 1, Nov. 4, 1979 - Iranian protesters seize the U.S. Embassy...