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...

China holds military exercises near Taiwan

China launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait on Friday as a senior US diplomat started a 3-day visit in Taipei. The high-level meeting between the US and Taiwan inflamed tensions with Chi...

Foreign minister warns Taiwan next on China’s agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Thursday (Sept. 17) that Taiwan stands on the front line of democracy and is likely China's next target after Hong Kong. ...

Greece and Turkey bicker as island seeks pandemic relief

When Tsikos looks east from his restaurant on the Greek island of Kastellorizo, he sees the Turkish city of Kas across the open bay. The nearest Greek city, Rhodes, is four hours away by boat. Natural...

EU: Greece-Turkey crisis talks might include other nations

A top European Union official said Tuesday that third countries might be invited to talks aimed at easing a dispute between Greece and Turkey over energy rights that has brought warships to the easter...

Turkey: Survey ship at heart of Med row at port for resupply

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s top diplomat says a research ship at the center of a diplomatic row with Greece pulled back to shore to resupply but that its survey of hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Me...

Greece welcomes Turkish survey ship's return to Med Sea port

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government welcomed a Turkish survey vessel's return to port Sunday from a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean that has been at the heart of a summer stand-off b...

Taiwan's KMT denounces China claim it will 'beg for peace'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has described former Taiwan Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) planned China visit as a trip to “beg for peace.” The statem...

Chinese warplanes violated Taiwan's ADIZ 40 times in 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese warplanes have intruded into Taiwan's Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) about 40 times over the past two days, threatening regional peace and endangering ...

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...

Taiwan seeks to build alliance to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 8) appeared to call for an alliance to counter China while also proposing an economic pact to shift critical suppl...

Serbia suspends war games in Belarus, alleges EU 'pressure'

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia suspended all foreign military exercises Wednesday on the eve of planned maneuvers with Russia in Belarus, citing alleged pressure from the European Union. ...

Asia summits underway amid U.S.-China friction

Southeast Asian foreign ministers kicked off a series of regional summits on Wednesday (Sept. 9) expected to seek collaboration to fight global threats, and to try to de-escalate a tit-for-tat rivalry...

Lavrov: Russia ready to help ease Turkey-Greece tension

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Moscow is ready to help ease rising tensions over Turkey's search for energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean. ...

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...