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US commander warns China could soon have capability to invade Taiwan during drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel Paparo, President Biden's nominee to helm U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned that China could soon have the capability to use military exercises to conce...

Ukraine updates: Putin marks Crimea takeover anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to boost the striking power of Russia's Special Operations Forces as he marked the 10th anniversary of the seizure of government buildings in Crimea. Hi...

Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

BUDAPEST/STOCKHOLM, Reuters, Feb 26 - Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's NATO accession on Monday, clearing the last hurdle before the historic step by the Nordic country whose neutrality ...

US lawmakers demand Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to US soldiers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. House committee has sent a letter to Elon Musk demanding he open access to the military version of his Space X Starlink internet service to U.S. troops in Taiwan. ...

Hungarian parliament to vote on Sweden NATO membership

Hungary's parliament is set to vote on Sweden's bid to join NATO on Monday. The matter has previously been stalled in parliament over objections from lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orba...

Ukraine updates: Macron seeks to revitalize European aid

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to host a conference in Paris to discuss Europe's role in supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against the Russian invasion. At the meeting, which will ...

Can von der Leyen snag a second term in EU's top job?

Ursula von der Leyen has been at the helm of the European Commission since 2019. The 65-year-old is the first woman to hold the presidency of the EU executive branch. But despite being of retirement a...

Ukraine: Germany's Baerbock cuts short visit to Mykolaiv

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Sunday was forced to cut short a visit to a water treatment plant paid for with German aid, in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv. The incident occur...

In third year of war, why Ukraine's fate hinges on West

BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the conflict will be determined not just on the battlefield but also in Western capitals and other places far from the front l...

Ukraine updates: Half of Western arms 'delivered late'

As Ukraine deals with an ammunition shortage, Defense Minister Rustem Umerov said Sunday that half of Western military aid to Kyiv is delivered late. He warned that the delays were giving Russia an a...

Taiwan protests on 2nd anniversary of Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hundreds walked through the streets of Taipei Saturday (Feb. 24), urging the free world to stand together aga...

US and China officials discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation, State Department says

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official on North Korea held a video call this week with China's envoy on Korean Peninsula affairs in which they discussed the growing military cooperatio...

Russia-Ukraine war: 10 years and still no end in sight

Maryna Lyushyna was planning to give a chocolate-themed cooking class on February 24, 2022. The actress and mother of two had prepared everything the night before, and was looking forward to greeting ...

Ukraine updates: Foreign minister vows to defeat Russia

Ukraine marked the two-year anniversary of the Russian invasion with an address by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the United Nations. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron and other European lea...

Fate of US aid to Ukraine package discussed on Taiwan trip, lawmakers say

TAIPEI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A stalled U.S. bill on military aid to Ukraine which will also help fund weapons for Taiwan was discussed this week during a visit to Taipei by U.S. lawmakers, two of the pa...