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Myanmar's UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador strongly opposed the military coup in his country and appealed for “the strongest possible action from the international community” to restore democracy...

US lawmakers ask Taiwan envoy for assistance in auto chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the global chip shortage, several American lawmakers have approached Taiwan’s representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) for assistance. As the car indus...

Myanmar protests: Several injured as clashes escalate

Security forces in Myanmar's two biggest cities cracked down on anti-coup protesters on Friday by firing stun grenades, rubber bullets and shots into the air. The unrest underscores the rising te...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan members of Milk Tea Alliance stand with Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Milk Tea Alliance is calling on its Taiwanese members to join with other member nations in supporting Myanmar democracy activists on Sunday (Feb. 28). On Wednesday ...

Business Highlights

___ Tech rout pulls Nasdaq down 3.5%, biggest loss since October NEW YORK (AP) — A rout in technology companies pulled the Nasdaq down 3.5% Thursday, the biggest lo...

EU targets Venezuela envoy in tit-for-tat expulsions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union retaliated against Venezuela on Thursday, declaring the head of the country’s delegation to the 27-nation bloc “persona non grata,” a day after the South American na...

EU targets Venezuela envoy in retaliatory move

A European Union statement said member states had agreed that Venezuela's ambassador would no longer be welcome as an envoy to the bloc. The decision to render Venezuela's ambassador a "...

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy promised to work with America’s allies to combat China’s aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump admini...

New US envoy to UN gets red carpet welcome from Russia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Linda Thomas-Greenfield takes up her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday and a senior Russian diplomat said the red carpet will be rolled out and Moscow is ...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden on virus deaths, Kerry's climate crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are getting the numbers when wrong when they talk about the enormity of the mounting COVID-19 death toll and the looming climate change threat. ...

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy is promising to work with America's allies to combat China's aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump ad...

Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccines

The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential advisor admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine...

UK's leader warns climate change threatens world security

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned world leaders Tuesday that climate change is a threat to security of all nations and sharply criticized people across the globe who sa...

Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start

The Biden administration’s early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran. Though few expected a breakthrough in the first month of the new...

Afghan peace talks resume, but path is anything but certain

ISLAMABAD (AP) — After more than a month of delays, escalating violence and a flurry of diplomatic activity peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in the Middle Eastern...