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New Japanese PM Suga urges Putin to resolve island dispute

TOKYO (AP) — Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that he wants to settle their territorial dispute and sign a peace treaty formally en...

Taiwan fishing boat hit by Japanese ship near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by a Japanese patrol vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on Sunday (Sept. 27), after it was accused ...

Taiwan is 'a living condemnation of the CCP': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. media questions over why China has recently stepped up its aggressive intrusions into Taiwan's Air Defense Idenifitican Zone (ADIZ), a Canadian sch...

Taiwan reports shipping but no 'siege' near disputed Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard said Saturday (Sept. 12) there was increased shipping activity near the disputed Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands) in the South China Sea —...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2020. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septemb...

Vietnam says Chinese bomber at disputed islands 'jeopardises peace'

The presence of Chinese bombers in the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea “jeopardises peace” in the region, Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday (Aug...

Taiwan emphasizes claims over Diaoyutai despite Japan's planned name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by the Japanese city of Ishigaki to change the official name of the uninhabited Diaoyutai Islands to “Tonoshiro Senkaku” (登野城尖閣) will not affect Taiwan&r...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

US blasts China at Southeast Asian meeting on coronavirus

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that China is taking advantage of the world's preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic to push i...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chin...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese an...

Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, ...

Looking down on a decade

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, ...

France to cooperate with Madagascar over disputed islands

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says France will cooperate with Madagascar to find a solution for the Glorioso Islands, a tiny, uninhabited archipelago in the Indian Ocean which is dispu...

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises

Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-nat...