Senior US envoy holds talks in Taiwan amid Chinese drills

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threaten...

China holds military drills during US official’s Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China began military drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 18) as a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taiwan, according to Reuters. Chinese Def...

Taiwan says Chinese anti-submarine aircraft entered ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese anti-submarine aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) and were warned to leave by the country’s...

Russian spymaster accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's intelligence chief on Wednesday accused the United States of fomenting massive demonstrations against Belarus' authoritarian president that have entered their sixth week. ...

Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Tuesday that a $1.5 billion loan it offered to Belarus carried no political conditions, despite claims by the Belarusian opposition that Russia is trying to shore up the...

China, others to be part of joint military drills in Russia

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian forces will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month along with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and others, Ch...

Georgia launches joint military drills with NATO countries

The Georgian military has begun large-scale joint military exercises involving some 2,800 troops from NATO countries including the US, France, the UK and Poland. The forces will participate in the No...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

Amphibious assault ship USS America sails east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) sailed east of Taiwan on Thursday (Aug. 27), according to a tweet from a Chinese think tank. The appearance of the warsh...

AP Explains: What's behind the Turkey-Greece saber rattling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greek and Turkish warships are testing each other’s naval prowess while political leaders in Athens and Ankara probe each other’s resolve over a search for hydrocarbon reserves ...

Japan slams Chinese missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan opposes any behavior raising tension in the South China Sea, Cabinet Spokesman Suga Yoshihide (菅義偉) said Thursday (Aug. 27) after China fired missiles during maneuve...

South China Sea: China slams US over 'illegal sanctions'

China on Thursday criticized new US sanctions on Chinese firms involved in Beijing's expansionism in the South China Sea, saying the measures were "illegal" and driven by "tyrannica...

China holds another round of naval drills in 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 w...

China holds another round of naval drills in 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 to alter emergency energy guidelines amid escalated cross-strait tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A proposed amendment to a law that would subject Taiwanese to energy rationing “in wartime” has raised the eyebrows of many amid the heightened tensions betwee...