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Putin warns West of risk of nuclear war, says Moscow can strike Western targets

President Vladimir Putin told Western countries on Thursday they risked provoking a nuclear war if they sent troops to fight in Ukraine, warning that Moscow had the weapons to strike targets in the We...

Ukraine updates: Kyiv's aerial success, ground struggles

The Ukrainian Air Force claims to have shot down two more Russian fighter planes Russian army continues to apply pressure in "fierce fighting" around Avdiivka Russian President Vladimir Pu...

Florida state senate adopts pro-Taiwan resolution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Florida’s state senate adopted a resolution expressing appreciation for sister-state relations and bilateral exchanges with Taiwan on Wednesday (Feb. 28). Ahead o...

Mitch McConnell to end long tenure as top US Senate Republican

Top U.S. Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he will step down this year from his leadership role, ending a record-setting tenure and ceding more influence to Donald Trump and the hard...

Russia: Putin lauds Ukraine gains, threatens West in speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation address on Thursday, less than three weeks before a presidential election. Putin's 19th such annual speech was nationally televi...

Yulia Navalnaya: What's next for Alexei Navalny's widow?

With the death of Alexei Navalny, Russia has lost Vladimir Putin's best known rival — but also unexpectedly gained a new symbol of resistance. In an emotional video posted in the days after...

In third year of war, why Ukraine's fate hinges on West

BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the conflict will be determined not just on the battlefield but also in Western capitals and other places far from the front l...

Belarus: 2024 elections will not be 'free and fair'

On February 25, Belarusians will be electing lawmakers in parliament and local councils across the country — in the first elections in Belarus since the political crisis of 2020. Voters will el...

Prosecutors charge Taiwan council speaker with buying signatures for Foxconn founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Thursday (Feb. 22) charged Pingtung County Council Speaker Chou Tien-lun (周典論) for spending NT$5 million (US$158,000) on signatures to help the presidential...

US Republican lawmaker says China 'bullying' Taiwan

A US delegation led by Republican lawmaker and vocal China critic Mike Gallagher arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with the island's top leadership. Gallagher, the chair of the House of ...

Taiwan’s KMT chair visits Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) paid a low-key visit to Singapore, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 20). The trip reportedly focused on trade issues, population decline...

More than 400 detained in Russia at events in memory of Navalny, rights group says

More than 400 people have been detained at events across 32 Russian cities since the death of Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most formidable opponent, according to rights group OVD-Inf...

Russia: Are soldiers' protesting wives a threat to Kremlin?

Protests in which the wives of Russian soldiers deployed to Ukraine lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow while calling for the return of their husbands have become a regular ocurre...

China's intimidation of Taiwan is a global issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The international community should stand with Taiwan as it continues to face Beijing’s political and military intimidation, Taiwan Representative to Canada Harry Tse...

Ukraine updates: 'Fierce' fighting continues in Avdiivka

The Ukrainian military said there was fierce fighting in the besieged frontline town of Avdiivka. It said it was preparing new positions around the industrial hub as Russia stepped up attacks. "...