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Foreign ministry hits back at China's claim Taiwan, US changing status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed China’s claim that Taiwan and the U.S. have changed the status quo in a press release issued Saturday (Aug. 6). MOF...

ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar warns on further executions

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar’s neighbors to help restore peace and normalcy to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation were hindered by the country’s recent executions of four politic...

US, Australia, Japan foreign ministers urge China to 'immediately' cease live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Top diplomats from the U.S., Australia, and Japan on Friday (August 5) called on China to stop military drills around Taiwan "immediately" and reaffirmed their c...

SE Asian nations criticize Myanmar, but weaker than expected

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers issued a joint statement Friday after a series of meetings in the Cambodian capital criticizing Myanmar for its lack of progress in ending...

China's Taiwan aggression triggers fears of wider security crisis in Asia

China's large-scale military exercises just off the coast of Taiwan are fraying nerves in Asia, as countries worry about growing tensions and possible instability in the region. During a meetin...

China foreign minister denounces G7's Taiwan Strait joint statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on Thursday (Aug. 4) blasted the joint statement issued by the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers regarding Taiwan, calling it &ld...

ASEAN condemns lack of progress in military-ruled Myanmar, but gently

Foreign ministers of several Southeast Asian nations on Friday issued their final communique, which criticized fellow member Myanmar for a lack of action in ending violence in the country. The languag...

Reactions to Brittney Griner's conviction, 9-year sentence

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling Thursday. Here are reactions from around the basketball and political realms: ...

China scolds G7 foreign ministers over Taiwan statement

China scolded foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations on Thursday for telling Beijing not to use a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan as "pretext f...

China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan after G7 Taiwan statement

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that a meeting between China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Cambodia had been cancelled. ...

China kicks off live-fire military drills in Taiwan Strait

Update-- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued a press release at 3:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon (August 4) saying China has launched multiple variants of Dongfeng ballistic missiles in waters n...

G7 reiterates commitment to Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers issued a joint statement reiterating their commitment to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the rules-based internation...

Arizona county hit with voting problems, officials vow fixes

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in an Arizona county are vowing to overhaul their election procedures after a shortage of some ballots at about two dozen voting sites during Tuesday's primary election led to...

Germany announces new coronavirus measures for fall, winter

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday said basic coronavirus requirements would remain in place during the coming fall and winter, when experts expect COVID-19 cases to rise again as people...

Premier League teams won't take the knee before every game

LONDON (AP) — Premier League players will no longer take the knee ahead of every match, but will do so at “significant moments” during the upcoming season in a gesture against racism. ...