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Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival begins in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Government held a press conference to announce the annual Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival will begin on Friday (Feb. 23). The event starts at Emperor Gua...

US to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death

The U.S. will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. Bi...

US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian...

Ukraine updates: Germany's Baerbock vows to hold Putin accountable

Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has reaffirmed support for Kyiv ahead of G20 ministers' meeting in Brazil. "If Putin believes that after two years the world will forget who ...

Don't lose hope, 'be more angry' after Navalny death: Gudkov

Dmitry Gudkov, a former member of Russia's Duma lower chamber of parliament now in self-imposed exile and facing various charges at home, told DW he hoped that the death of Alexei Navalny would no...

Navalny's mom to Putin: 'Let me see my son'

The mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to hand over the body of her son in a video released on Tuesday. Lyudmila Navalnaya: 'I demand t...

Polish farmers stage produce blockade at Ukraine border

Polish farmers gathered at the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, blocking the crossing and spilling grain on the tracks in protest against the import of Ukrainian produce. Farmers are arguing that Ukra...

Singapore air show kicks off amid travel rebound, supply constraints

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Singapore on Tuesday kicked off Asia's biggest air show - the first in six years unaffected by pandemic restrictions - as the global aviation industry grapples with a...

Ukraine updates: Defected Russian pilot found dead in Spain

Ukraine's military intelligence said a Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine six months ago has been found dead in Spain. The pilot had flown to Ukraine in August in a fully equipped Mi-8 army he...

Zelenskyy: Frontline situation 'difficult' amid aid delays

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Monday Ukrainian troops on the frontline face "extremely difficult" conditions due to delays in receiving promised Western military aid. Days after Russ...

Alexei Navalny's death: EU mulls fresh sanctions on Russia

"He was slowly murdered in a Russian jail by Putin's regime." Those were the words used by the European Union's foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, to describe Alexei Navalny, the...

Taiwanese film screened at Australian LGBT film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese film "Who’ll Stop the Rain" was screened at the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 15), per the Ministry of Culture...

US deploying 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is deploying five aircraft carriers in the western Pacific in a move analysts say is meant to send a message of deterrence to escalating military activities in th...

EU foreign ministers approve Red Sea naval mission

European Union foreign ministers have given final approval to a naval mission to protect international shipping in the Red Sea area. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, welcom...

Ukraine updates: Russia claims full control of Avdiivka plant

Russia's forces have taken full control of the Soviet-era coke plant in the battered Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday. The fall of the eastern city marks Mosc...