Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada amid backlash; Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for ASF; Minimum wage to increase again...

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

TOKYO (AP) — The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week. The Yongbyon Nuc...

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantrymen to Venezuela's borders bracing for what he claims is U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, his opponents ...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 17 The Toronto Star on the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty: ...

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of...

The Latest: Russia to deploy new hypersonic missile to navy

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 2 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will deploy a new hypersonic missile f...

President Vladimir Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe.

Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving h...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongya...

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. The Sunday report said the Fate...

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. ...

The Latest: Merkel defends US stance on Iran

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 11:50 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending ...

Merkel urges China to join disarmament efforts

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on China to join international disarmament negotiations after the collapse of a Cold War-era treaty on nuclear weapons in Europe. ...

Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran's failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months. Mohammad Javad Zari...