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US cancels ambassador's controversial trip to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. State Department canceled the planned Taiwan visit by its U.N. ambassador that has drawn strong opposition and a warning from China. The department an...

Seller of gun used in 2019 Texas mass shooting gets 2 years

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The man who sold an AR-15-style rifle used in a 2019 mass shooting that killed seven people in West Texas was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison, prosecutors said....

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Kushner to lead maiden flight from Israel to Morocco

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner announced Monday that he will join an Israeli delegation on the first direct flight to Morocco to celebrate the U.S.-brokered agreement establ...

After US cements election results, China-wary Taiwan sees rally for Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With throngs of people waving the stars-and-stripes and signs with slogans such as "Stop the steal" in central Taipei Saturday (Dec. 19), passersby would have be...

Biden should follow Trump's Taiwan policy: Former US diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. diplomat Patrick Mendis called on the incoming Biden administration to continue President Trump’s Taiwan policy in an article published last Saturday (De...

Taiwan reportedly buying 300 more Patriot missiles from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly planning on purchasing an additional 300 Patriot missiles from the U.S. to counter China's growing threat against the country. Amid increasing ...

Switzerland: Double 'no' to tougher business ethics rules, weapons sales

A Swiss civic group referendum that would see 29,000 multinationals adopt strict global liability rules has failed, despite backing from half the population. The initiative titled "Responsible c...

Biden faces pressure to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the face of an increasingly belligerent China, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will be pressured from both sides of the aisle to strengthen ties with Taiwan. Under th...

Taiwan president confident about channels of communication with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed confidence Wednesday (Nov. 25) about channels of communication with the United States, as she had met several prospective members of...

Taiwan's leader launches production of domestically made sub

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president inaugurated the production of domestically made submarines Tuesday in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island's defense strategy at...

Taiwan starts making new submarines amid China tension

Taiwan has warned China that it will do whatever it takes to defend its sovereignty as the island launched production of a new fleet of submarines. The warning comes at a time of rising tensions with...

US senator to push Biden on trade deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Wednesday (Nov. 18) said that this week he would introduce a resolution in the Senate to support a free trade agreement (FTA) between the...

Biden must follow the precedent the Trump administration set for Taiwan-US relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several long days of waiting for election results, it became clear Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. While many Americans are rejoicing, Tai...

Putin won't congratulate Biden until legal action resolved

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced M...