Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U...

South Korean president heads to North for summit with Kim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in left for Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the presidential Blue House said. ...

US Congressman calls on Trump Administration to utilize Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran U.S. Congressman Chris Smith called on the Trump Administration to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act, in a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo o...

Russia kicks off biggest war games in decades, amid tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's largest war games in recent history have kicked off in the Far East. The Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the largest military drills since th...

Armed Forces holding military exercises defending Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Joint-drills between all branches of Tawian’s Armed Forces are being held this week along Taiwan’s Pacific Coast, having begun on Sept. 10. Given the quickly...

The Latest: UN envoy suggests civilians leave Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria is proposing that civilians evacuate the rebel-held region of Idl...

Russia to hold Mediterranean drills as Syria tensions rise

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has announced major military drills in the Mediterranean Sea amid growing tensions over a rebel-held enclave in Syria. The Defense Ministry told Russian news age...

Trump says Korea military drills could be restarted

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving open the possibility that he could "instantly" restart military exercises with South Korea, following his suspension of major drills as a goodwill g...

Taiwan, Canada should deepen security cooperation: Canadian academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former senior Canadian military official and academic, Eric Lerhe called for the Canadian government to review its strategic cooperation with Taiwan, and to loosen its tie...

Vietnam protests Taiwan military drills on Taiping Island in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry has protested Taiwan’s placement and use of artillery on Taiping Island (太平島) in the South China Sea. During a press conference on...

China and ASEAN plan joint maritime maneuvers for October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has reportedly proposed holding joint military maneuvers with member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to a report by Kyodo News. ...

Taiwan army, navy, air force to conduct joint anti-landing exercise in Southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All three branches of Taiwan's armed forces will conduct a joint anti-landing exercise in Pingtung County (屏東縣), southern Taiwan on August 21. The Ministry of Natio...

HK, Macau freshmen forced into military training at China's Tsinghua University, Taiwanese 'voluntary'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort by Beijing to bring Hong Kong and Macau more tightly under its grip, incoming college freshmen from the two special administrative regions (SAR) will this fal...

Chinese navy conducts major military drill as Taiwan President goes abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration issued a notice on August 10, announcing that the Chinese navy will perform a major military exercise in the Yello...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 Orange County Register on talking to the Taliban and ending the war in...