The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S...

Taiwan's enhanced Tiangong 3 missiles ready for mass production: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to advance its missile technology to ensure the country’s defensive capabilities in the face of increased threats from China. According to recent...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Book on Trump raises worries in South Korea about alliance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a pla...

Philippines extricates warship from South China Sea shoal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine navy has successfully extricated one of its largest warships which ran aground in a shoal near a hotly disputed region in the South China Sea. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Japan would boost missile defenses in record military budget

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget for fiscal 2019 that would more than double spending on missile defense, including purchases of costly American arsenals. ...

Japan says North Korean threat remains despite summit pledge

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's annual defense review says North Korea poses a serious threat to Japan since it hasn't taken concrete steps to scrap its nuclear program after making a denuclearization pledge at ...

In familiar dance, Turkey warms to Russia as US ties unravel

ISTANBUL (AP) — Relations between Turkey and Russia are cozy, prompting worries in the West of a potentially critical rift in the NATO alliance. But Turkey's president may be engaged in a balancing ac...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20,...

China running out of cards to play in trade war: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the China-U.S. trade war is only just starting, China is running out of cards to play, according to a report by Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun on August 6. ...

The Latest: Israeli army says it killed 7 IS infiltrators

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Israeli military says it targeted and killed seven "armed terror operatives" who ...

Senior Chinese official secretly visited South Korea in mid-July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea's Blue House acknowledged today that Director of China's Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, Yang Jiechi (楊潔篪) visited South Korea in secret som...

Gorbachev's interpreter: Best summit deals are written down

MOSCOW (AP) — One man who knows a great deal about Washington-Moscow summits is not ready to call the latest one in Helsinki a failure, despite its confused aftermath. From 1985 to 1...

Israel activates missile defense system after Syria rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it activated its aerial defense system in response to incoming rockets from the fighting in neighboring Syria. The military says two interc...