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No shortage of sanction options if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, from sanctions targeting Putin’s asso...

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

MOSCOW (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the White House and Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian tro...

Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a compe...

Two Chinese J-16 fighter jets enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Shenyang J-16 fighter jets from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday (D...

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russia...

Taiwan's biggest threat is China miscalculating chance of invasion

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — During his long spell as prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo was a respected global leader and dependable friend of Taiwan. His eight years in the role are almost un...

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence offic...

Blinken says any move by China to invade Taiwan would have 'terrible consequences'

Any move by China to invade Taiwan would have "terrible consequences," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday, adding that he hoped Chinese leaders would think very carefully ...

Putin to seek guarantees on Ukraine as invasion fears grow

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday that President Vladimir Putin will seek binding guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine during a planned call with U.S. President Joe Biden, while a U.S...

US claims Russia planning Ukraine offensive

US intelligence officials claimed on Friday that Russia is planning a military offensive against Ukraine that could begin as early as 2022, as reported by US media outlets including the Washington Pos...

Taiwan politician advocates transparency to counter Chinese misinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) on Thursday (Dec. 2) warned that China is using technology to spread misinformation in democratic countries, including Taiwan, and ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. ...

Czech travel writer Miroslav Zikmund dies at 102

PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Zikmund, a legendary Czech travel writer, has died. He was 102. The museum in the eastern city of Zlin, where Zikmund had lived, announced his death in a state...

China summons Japan envoy over former PM Abe's comments on Taiwan

China's foreign ministry summoned Japan's ambassador in Beijing for an "emergency meeting" on Wednesday, after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said neither his country nor ...

US top diplomat Blinken warns of 'serious consequences' if Russia attacks Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday that there would be "serious consequences" for any Russian aggression in Ukraine. Meeting on ...