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US leaders have often best served China's interests: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. Generally speaking, when we talk about People's Republic of China (PRC) political warfare — or var...

US encourages diplomatic contact with Taiwan

The US State Department on Friday issued new guidelines to encourage diplomatic engagement with Taiwan, as the White House condemns recent Chinese military activities near the island. Although the US ...

Hungary to assist Slovakia in inspection of Russian vaccine

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia’s deputy prime minister traveled to Hungary to ask for assistance in inspecting doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, a day after Russia demanded Slovakia retur...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, arrived in Bangladesh on Friday to hear what the South Asia delta nation has done to deal with weather extremes and rising sea l...

Taiwan welcomes establishment of new Formosa Club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (April 8) held an online meeting with parliamentarians from the newly established West Asia Formosa Club. ...

Prince Philip dies at age 99

Prince Philip has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday. A tweet from the official royal family account confirmed the news, saying: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majest...

UN chief warns that use of IEDs is increasing globally

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the use of improvised explosive devices is increasing as conflicts become more urbanized and armed groups proliferate, and...

Lavrov says US policy towards Russia is 'dumb,' ineffective

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Thursday described U.S. policy toward Moscow as “dumb” and warned that his country will retaliate if Washington imposes new sanctions. Asked ab...

Turkey rejects claim it snubbed von der Leyen, blames EU

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender, insisting th...

Taiwan-US relations undergoing major adjustments: Foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (April 8) spoke about ongoing changes in Taiwan-U.S. relations. At a meeting of the Legislative Yuan's Forei...

Retired diplomat donates 40 years' worth of diplomatic files to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Taiwanese diplomat Fredrick Chien (錢復) on Wednesday (April 7) donated his collection of over 200 boxes of diplomatic documents to Academia Sinica, including offici...

US says commitment to Taiwan 'rock solid' amid Chinese military moves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department emphasized that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is "rock solid" and that it retains the ability to counter any attempts by China ...

Taiwan says it will defend itself to 'very last day' if China attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid increasingly aggressive Chinese military maneuvers by air and sea, Taiwan's foreign minister on Wednesday (April 7) vowed that the country will defend itself to &...

China protests transit of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday protested the passage of a U.S. destroyer through the Taiwan Strait in the latest move as both nations increase their naval activity in the region. ...

Challenges loom as Jordan papers over palace feud

BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan's insistence that its palace feud has been resolved and its sweeping ban on media coverage may temporarily quiet dissent, but major challenges loom for the Western-allied monarchy...