Google set to use US-Taiwan undersea cable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the s...

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who's in charge?

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well — and asking who’s in char...

In a first, US slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday designated a Russian white supremacist group a “foreign terrorist organization” and hit its members with sanctions. The move aga...

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Meyer does his best recruiting face-to-face. He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Mar...

Judge demands FBI provide new details about its surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief judge of a secretive national security court demanded Friday that the FBI provide him with details about its investigations after a Justice Department inspector general ide...

White House convenes oil CEOs as bust threatens US boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Petroleum CEOs, including U.S. oil-patch loyalists to President Donald Trump, sought White House help Friday in calming roiling global oil markets amid threats to America’s yearslong...

US National Security Council thanks Taiwan for pledged mask donations

The United States National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its support in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, in response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) anno...

Why the global pandemic raises the risk of CCP invading Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has brought on the world is quite understandably dominating headlines and affecting most ...

The Latest: Australia to offer child care during pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Israel's health minister has virus, top officials to isolate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's health minister, who has had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials, has the new coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Thursday....

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing af...

Report: US hostage families seek better government support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a report issued Thursday that the U.S. government still must do better in commun...

Watchdog finds new problems with FBI wiretap applications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has failed to follow its own policies for ensuring the accuracy of applications it submits to conduct wiretaps in national security investigations, including in some cases by...

Taliban team arrives in Kabul to monitor prisoner release

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A three-member Taliban technical team arrived Tuesday in the Afghan capital to monitor the release of their prisoners as part of a peace deal signed by the Taliban and the U....

Former legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tapped as Taiwan’s National Security Council adviser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has tapped former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) as a member of the National Security Council’s (NSC)...