Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October ...

Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean tensions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO S...

Reports: Israeli PM's aides break quarantine after US visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior aides broke quarantine regulations after returning from an official visit to Washington last week, Israeli media reported Mon...

Diggs, Adams a formidable duo at back of Seahawks defense

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When he first got word the trade was going down and he was on the move, Jamal Adams grabbed his phone and reached out to one of his closest friends. It happened...

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. ...

Czech Republic's Taiwan visit hailed as model for European nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Czech Republic's official visit to Taiwan will serve as "a lesson" for European countries on how to interact with China, according to an opinion piece in...

Czech Senate speaker declares mission accomplished in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, who is leading an 89-member delegation of Czech political, business, and cultural leaders to Taiwan, on Thursday (Sept. 3) said the ...

French leader arrives in Iraqi capital on official visit

BAGHDAD (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for an official visit following a two-day trip to Lebanon, Iraqi television reported. Macron is the f...

70 world leaders sign letter backing Czech senator's visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 70 leaders from the European Parliament, U.S., Canada, and Australia on Tuesday (Aug. 25) issued a statement backing an upcoming visit to Taiwan by a Czech dele...

Defying precedent and possibly law, Pompeo dives into race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside his own advice to American diplomats and bulldozing a long tradition of secretary of state non-partisanship, Mike Pompeo plunged into the heart of the 2020 presidential...

Trump convention blurs official business and politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of presidents have walked right up to the line separating official business from politics — or even stepped over it. President Donald Trump has blown past it with a bulldozer,...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Protesters torched parliament offices in Iraq's oil-rich south on Friday following days of inaction by the government after two activists were assassinated. Demon...

Prague mayor will join Czech Senate president on visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib announced on Tuesday (Aug. 11) via Facebook that he will visit Taiwan with Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil at the end of the month. This ...

Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait median line amid US official visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets crossed over the median line of the Taiwan Strait and into the country's airspace on Monday morning (Aug. 10), one day after U.S. Health and Human...

UK travel ban on Spain strikes new blow to tourism industry

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s effective ban on travel to Spain following an upswing in coronavirus cases in that country’s northeast on Tuesday hammered home the lack of a comprehensive, continent-wide appr...