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North Korea tells US to stop supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — North Korea has waded into the war of words on either side of the Taiwan Strait by criticizing the United States for being a threat and pressuring China. The U.S. was b...

NKorea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing U.S. mili...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council calls out China for damaging cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has refuted retired Army General Chi Lin-liang’s (季麟連) comments on China’s military provocations towards Taiwan by saying th...

FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple's home in spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a “go-bag” when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell ...

US: Couple accused in submarine espionage case indicted

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland couple arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country have been indicted, the Justice Department ...

China, Russia navy ships jointly sail through Japan strait

TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through a strait separating Japan's main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, the Japanese gover...

US, Canadian warships pass through Taiwan strait, China cries foul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Sunday (Oct. 17) condemned the passage of U.S. and Canadian warships through the Taiwan Strait, which took place late last week. On Friday (Oct. 15), the Beiji...

Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial wat...

Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of ...

With an eye on China, Japan's ruling party makes unprecedented defense spending pledge

TOKYO (Reuters) - An unprecedented election pledge by Japan’s ruling party to double defense spending underscores the nation’s haste to acquire missiles, stealth fighters, drones and other...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Pentagon climate plan: war-fighting in hotter, harsher world

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of s...

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the is...

President says Taiwan will 'do whatever it takes' to defend itself from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an article published on Tuesday (Oct. 5), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) vowed that Taiwan will "do whatever it takes" to defend itself against China as it mena...