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Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island

TOKYO (AP) — Japan renewed its claim on a contested island in the Sea of Japan held by South Korea at an annual event Monday, escalating tensions between the neighbors whose relations were already str...

US must be 'crystal clear' it will not allow China to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday (Feb. 18) said it is time for the U.S. to make it "crystal clear" that it will not permit China to invade Taiwan. While deliver...

US senator reintroduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott, along with Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, on Thursday (Feb. 18) reintroduced a bill that would authorize the United States to use military force i...

NATO chief urges joint spending as budget debate rolls on

BRUSSELS (AP) — Donald Trump is no longer around as president to berate U.S. allies in Europe and Canada for failing to spend enough on their defense budgets. But the debate about military spending ap...

Taiwan military researcher observes Australia's efforts to counter Chinese expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military researcher Paul Huang (黃恩浩) recently published a briefing highlighting the steps Australia has taken in response to China's expansion into the South...

Biden threatens U.S. sanctions after Myanmar coup, launches policy review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar following a coup by the country’s military leaders and called for a concerted international ...

US calls Bahrain, UAE 'major security partners'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates “major security partners" early Saturday, a previously unheard of designation for the two countries hom...

Korean Peninsula: Nuclear submarine plans trigger arms race fears

South Korea has confirmed that it is considering developing a nuclear-powered submarine after Kim Jong Un declared at the recent Workers' Party Congress in North Korea that he would "advance ...

North Korea ends party meeting with calls for nuclear might

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid out plans to work t...

PLA conducts naval, aerial exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-level Taiwanese military official pointed out Monday (Jan. 11) that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted multiple military exercises in recent day...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Friday called on the European Union to act as an ‘honest mediator’ in its dispute with EU members Greece and Cyprus over the exploration of gas reserves in the Mediterr...

Taiwan president launches new domestically made patrol ships

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president launched a new fleet of domestically made Coast Guard patrol vessels Friday, in a boost to the island's plans to strengthen its defense capabilities as tens...

Turkey's Erdogan brushes off EU sanctions threat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off possible European Union sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday, saying they would not affect his country. Spea...

Erdogan calls for energy talks as EU considers Med sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for negotiations over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean, days ahead of an European Union summit that ...