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US top diplomat in Japan calls on Taiwan representative office for first time in 42 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Japan, Joseph Young, met with Taiwan’s Japan representative Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) at the East Asian nation’s Japan...

South Korea foreign minister asserts Taiwan Strait peace is key to regional stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong said that it is an objective fact that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are crucial to the realization of r...

US, South Korea united on maintaining peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joseph Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to cooperate on Taiwan Strait issues during a bilateral summit at the White House on Friday ...

G7 issues statement backing Taiwan's entry into WHO, WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint statement issued by the G7 foreign ministers after their meeting on Wednesday (May 5) calls for Taiwan's participation in both the World Health Organization (W...

Taiwan president responds to Economist story about ‘most dangerous place on earth’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) responded to a cover story by The Economist naming Taiwan as “the most dangerous place on earth” by declaring her confidence the c...

Iran's top diplomat praises Iraq efforts as regional broker

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister on Monday praised Baghdad's efforts aimed at bolstering regional stability, saying he hopes they would lead to “more negotiations and understandings” in the regi...

Myanmar coup foes tout minority-backed shadow government

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s ruling junta went on the political offensive Friday, declaring they have formed an interim national unity government with members of Aung San Suu Kyi's ou...

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Thursday that Lebanese politicians who continue to block reforms in the crisis-hit country could face punitive actions by Washington and its allies. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnso...

Challenges loom as Jordan papers over palace feud

BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan's insistence that its palace feud has been resolved and its sweeping ban on media coverage may temporarily quiet dissent, but major challenges loom for the Western-allied monarchy...

US senator writes op-ed calling on Biden to do more for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida on April 1 wrote an opinion piece arguing that Washington should do more, including working with allies, to protect Taiwan’s freed...

Erdogan, Putin remotely start nuclear reactor construction

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia remotely inaugurated the construction of a third nuclear reactor at the Akkuyu power plant in southern Turkey Wednesday, vowing to continue their cl...

US envoy to Japan officially hosts Taiwanese counterpart for 1st time since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese representative to Japan officially met with his American counterpart in the archipelago country for the first time since the U.S. ended official diplomatic t...

UN envoy: Yemen rebels threatens peace but US offers chance

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Thursday the latest offensive by Yemen's Houthi rebels in the oil-rich central province of Marib threatens peace prospects, but he called th...

Chair of Taiwan's main opposition party selected for TIME100 Next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), chair of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, has been selected by Time Magazine for its TIME100 Next list for 2021. The 48-year-old legislator b...