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China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of s...

Analyst warns of China testing 'carrier killer missiles'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A “war strategy expert” explained that China will use the pretext of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit to test out more of its “carrie...

Iran denies being involved in attack on Salman Rushdie

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government official denied on Monday that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Salman Rushdie, in remarks that were the country's first public com...

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with a delegation of U.S. Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that Chi...

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on...

Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony Monday as his country marked the 77th anniversary of its World War II defeat, but he did not mentio...

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and debris h...

Today in History: August 15, Woodstock opens

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2022. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 15, 1...

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA reports

SEOUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the two countries will "expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common e...

Canadian newspaper urges more support for Taiwan from West

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The West has not done enough to counter authoritarianism and should take a supportive stand on Taiwan, Canadian newspaper the National Post said on Saturday (Aug. 13). ...

Forex Decade: key events that changed the market forever

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2022 - On the occasion of the international Forex broker's 11th anniversary, OctaFX has taken on the exciting task of reviewing what turned out to ...

South Korea offers North aid in exchange for denuclearization

South Korea will help to significantly rebuild North Korea's economy if it takes steps toward substantial denuclearization, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said in an address on Monday. &quo...

80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks group's early days

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese military...

US lawmakers meet Taiwan president amid China anger

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met on Monday with a delegation of US Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its ...

Syria says Israeli strikes kill 3 soldiers, wounds others

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on western and central Syria Sunday night, killing three soldiers and wounding three others, the Syrian military said in a statement. ...