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Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the...

What does Ukraine mean for Taiwan?

Russia and the PRC are mirror images of aggression The similarities between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a possible People's Republic of China (PRC) invasion of Taiwan are self-evident. ...

Evacuations underway in Mariupol; Pelosi visits Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — The long-awaited effort to evacuate civilians from a steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was underway Sunday, as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she vis...

Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to hold back a Russian advance through the country’s east, while the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation f...

UK: Allies must 'double down' and send Ukraine tanks, jets

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top diplomat called Wednesday for Western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other heavy weapons to Ukraine, saying fears of escalating the war were misplaced and ...

Kishida says Japan, South Korea should quickly improve ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida indicated his willingness Tuesday to mend badly strained ties with South Korea, saying relations between the two U.S. allies are crucial when the rul...

US Pentagon chief speaks for 1st time to Chinese counterpart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday spoke with his Chinese counterpart for the first time since becoming Pentagon chief more than a year ago, breaking a communications impass...

Foreign minister thanks US House minority leader for supporting Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 19) expressed gratitude to U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for calling on the U.S. to take immediate ste...

N.Korea says it will strike with nuclear weapons if South attacks -KCNA

North Korea opposes war but would use nuclear weapons if South Korea attacked, Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said on Tuesday, in a warning that analysts said is probably aime...

Japan PM, US envoy pray in Hiroshima amid Russia nuke fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida escorted the U.S. ambassador to his hometown Hiroshima on Saturday to pay respects to atomic bombing victims and warned that the world is again facin...

Russia slow to win Ukraine's airspace, limiting war gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — In war, winning quick control of airspace is crucial. Russia's failure to do so in Ukraine, despite its vast military strength, has been a surprise and may help explain how Ukraine h...

Military expert urges more anti-armor weapons training for Taiwan reserve forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should increase anti-armor weapons training for Army reservists, according to military analyst Chen Kuo-ming (陳國銘). Chen pointed out on Monday (Feb. 28) that the...

How Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens geopolitical order

Russia's invasion not only threatens the sovereignty of Ukraine, but has undermined the entire geopolitical order, according to German security experts. "Today almost everything is different ...

EU and NATO react harshly to Russia's Ukraine invasion

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has accused Russia's President Vladimir Putin of a blatant breach of international law and called on him to stop the attack on Ukraine. "This February 24 ...

China may attack Taiwan to achieve 1 of 3 political goals: Former defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Minister of Defense Yang Nian-tsu (楊念祖) on Thursday (Feb. 17) listed three political goals China may aim for in a campaign against Taiwan: using war to push for pea...