Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says the Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to China. The Pacific Island nation is the latest to leave the dwindling Taiwan camp. Foreig...

Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move.

Breaking News: Solomon Islands shifts ties from Taiwan to China for US$500 million in 'aid'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Solomon Islands has decided to switch diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China today (Sept. 16), reportedly in exchange for US$500 million (NT$15.4 billion) in aid from Be...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Taiwan dispatches MOFA delegation to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As concerns mount about a potential diplomatic break between the Solomon Islands and Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dispatched a high-level delegation ...

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises

Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-nat...

Taipei slams Solomon Islands task force for inaccurate report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed a report from a Solomon Islands’ government-appointed task force that recommended Honiara cut diplomatic ti...

China tries to lure Haiti away from Taiwan with interest-free loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Solomon Islands consider switching ties from Taiwan to China, Beijing is targeting another of Taipei's 17 diplomatic allies, Haiti, with interest-free loans, re...

Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Jobs are scarce, savings are running low and money is barely trickling in. As survivors of Hurricane Dorian enter week three of post-storm life, many in the ...

Pledges by China often benefit interests of only few: MOFA

China likes to brag about its lavish financial pledges and flashy infrastructure aid, but often they end up benefiting the personal gains of only a few unscrupulous politicians, the Ministry of Foreig...

The Latest: Potential tropical storm heads for the Bahamas

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the northern Bahamas (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A tropical depression has formed ...

Greece: Israeli kayakers rescued on island hop

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says 12 Israeli tourists have been rescued after they got caught in high winds during a kayak trip between two islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. ...

U.S. Vice President to discuss Taiwan ties with Solomon Islands leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the government of the Solomon Islands was meeting Friday (September 13) to discuss whether or not to switch ties from Taiwan to China, the subject was likely to come up...

RWC: Japan vs Scotland grudge match highlights Pool A

The biggest game in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup is not the first one, the tournament opener between host Japan and Russia next Friday. Nor the second, between the only Tier One tea...

Bahamians look for loved ones as 2,500 missing after Dorian

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming repor...