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Taiwan: Has the risk of war increased following new China warnings?

On Monday, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met in Luxembourg for unannounced talks on "a number of regional and global security issues," with ...

Military analysts say active-duty Japanese officers bolster Taiwan-Japan military ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s decision to send active-duty military officers to Taiwan for the first time symbolizes the importance the country places on Taiwan, military analysts said on...

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhau...

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russ...

UK's Johnson urges end to N Ireland deadlock, spars with EU

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading to Northern Ireland on Monday to try to end a political deadlock that is preventing the formation of a regional administration. ...

Germany's Social Democrats, Russia, and the failures of the past

They met and they talked. That is all we know about this week's discussions between Social Democratic Party (SPD) co-leader Saskia Esken and Ukrainian Ambassador Andrij Melnyk. The agreed silence ...

West, Russia mull nuclear steps in a 'more dangerous' world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s assault on Ukraine and its veiled threats of using nuclear arms have policymakers, past and present, thinking the unthinkable: How should the West respond to a Russian battl...

Biden is skeptical Russia is scaling back operations in Kyiv

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he wasn't yet convinced that Russia's announcement that it would scale back military operations near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will lead to a ...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

Debate about Polish fighter jets for Ukraine was divisive — and distracting

Will MIG-29 fighter jets currently owned by NATO member Poland be supplied to Ukraine? And if so, how would they be delivered? This question was hotly debated among Washington, Kyiv, Brussels and Berl...

US, allies weaponizing sanctions to curb Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and U.S. allies in a matter of days weaponized the global economy against Russia for invading Ukraine, and the resulting destruction has been devastatingly fast. ...

Biden steps to State of the Union lectern at fraught moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing disquiet at home and danger abroad, President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address at a precipitous moment for the nation, aiming to navigate the countr...

Guest opinion: What's behind Putin's saber-rattling

This year's Munich Security Conference has been concentrated on Russian President Vladimir Putin's clear but unspoken threat of a military attack against Ukraine. The entire Western world has...

How Russian media outlets are preparing an attack on Ukraine

Are Russia's citizens in favor of a war against Ukraine? It's a question that is on everyone's mind since the massing of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border began, and one that's ...

Somaliland, Taiwan hail 'special relationship' amid isolation

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Essa Kayd landed in Taiwan on Wednesday for his government's first cabinet-level visit. Taiwan and Somaliland find themselves in a similar position with both b...