Libyan official: Sarraj opposes oil deal with rival Hifter

Libyan officials said Saturday that the leader of the U.N.-supported government would not support a deal with his primary rival in the country's civil war to lift a months-long blockade on its vital o...

Taiwan has once-in-a-lifetime chance to forge new alliances

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Not too many English-speaking Taiwan observers will be keen readers of the French newspaper Le Monde. But, if they were, they would have spotted an article earlier this...

Australian lawmaker's adviser challenges interference law

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-born adviser to an Australian lawmaker has launched a constitutional challenge in Australia’s highest court against laws banning covert foreign interference in dom...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

Russia clashes with Germany and West over Navalny poisoning

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia clashed with Germany and five of its Western allies Thursday over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, with Moscow’s ambassador demanding evidence that a Soviet...

AP Explains: What's driving India-China military standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused ...

North Korea military parade will 'send a message' to the world

Satellite images have revealed vast numbers of North Korean troops and vehicles practicing parade ground maneuvers ahead of Thursday's 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of...

China launches initiative for global data security issues

HONG KONG (AP) — China has launched an initiative to address global data security issues, a countermove to the U.S. “clean network” program that is aimed at discouraging other countries from using Chi...

China sees fresh round of political purges as Xi clings to greater power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CPP) has embarked on a new round of purges some believe is part of General Secretary Xi Jinping's (習近平) effort to bolster his power ahead ...

Experts warn China-India standoff risks unintentional war

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a monthslong military standoff between India and China along their disputed mountain border protracts, experts warn that the nuclear-armed countries — which already have enga...

Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

CANARY ISLANDS, Spain (AP) — The only person who wasn’t crying on the boat was 2-year-old Noura. Noura’s mother, Hawa Diabaté, was fleeing her native Ivory Coast to what she believe...

Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

CANARY ISLANDS, Spain (AP) — CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN— Migrants are increasingly crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago near West Africa, in ...

Shinzo Abe's aide Yoshihide Suga leads race for next Japanese PM

Jockeying for the post of Japan's next prime minister is well under way ahead of a vote of members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on September 13, although Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihid...

China's top diplomat dismisses European rights concerns

PARIS (AP) — China’s foreign minister defended detention camps in Xinjiang and Hong Kong’s new security law on Sunday, brushing off human rights concerns by European countries and cautioning against i...

Nazi-themed party in Japan draws condemnation

The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned reports that the owner of one of Tokyo's most famous tourist attractions and hundreds of other businesses in Japan threw a Nazi-themed p...