US spy plane spotted over northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spotters detected an American reconnaissance aircraft apparently flying over northern Taiwan, including Taipei, Friday (Aug. 14) as China claims to be ca...

KMT opposes Chinese military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) expressed its opposition to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) recent military operations around the Taiwan Strait, according to a press releas...

China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday (Aug. 13) announced that it was carrying out military exercises in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding waters to "fig...

Ministry of Defense responds to Chinese military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday (Aug. 13) reiterated its ability to protect the Taiwanese people in reaction to China's announcement that it recentl...

France to increase Mediterranean troop presence over Turkey gas explorations

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday. Macron asked Turkey to cease oil and gas exploration in contested wat...

Pompeo warns against Chinese, Russian influence on European tour

Beijing and Moscow pose a threat Czech energy independence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday in Prague. Speaking after his meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the top US diplomat...

Indian cricket board invites bids for IPL title sponsorship

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Board of Control for Cricket in India is seeking a new title sponsor for the 2020 Indian Premier League season after the suspension of its five-year agreement with Chinese telecom...

Greece accuses Turkey of 'threatening peace' in the Med

Greece on Monday accused NATO ally Turkey of "threatening peace" in the eastern Mediterranean after Ankara resumed searching for oil and gas near the remote Greek island of Kastellorizo. Th...

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdress...

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic rel...

China opposes US military drone sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday (Aug. 7) expressed his opposition to the potential U.S. sale of at least four military drones to Taiwan and sai...

Palestinians say woman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian woman died Friday after being shot in the chest by an apparent stray bullet during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Hea...

Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-up

BERLIN (AP) — Top European officials urged Belarusian authorities on Friday to ensure a free and fair presidential election this weekend and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote. ...

89% of Taiwanese oppose China's 'one country, two systems': Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 90 percent of Taiwanese do not support the "one country, two systems" framework proposed by China, according to a recent survey conducted by Taiwan'...

Czech senate president to fly to Taiwan on Aug. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil announced on Thursday (Aug. 6) that he and a more than 90-person delegation will embark on a trip to Taiwan Aug. 29. In an intervi...