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Small, nonthreatening balloon intercepted over Utah by NORAD

Feb. 23, 2024 20:53 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small, nonthreatening balloon spotted flying high over the mountainous Western United States was intercepted by a fighter jet over Utah on Friday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. NORAD fighter pilots sent in the morning to...

China demands the US stop any official contact with Taiwan following a congressional visit

Feb. 22, 2024 15:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — China responded sternly Thursday to a U.S. congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan, demanding the U.S. stop any official contact with the self-governing island. “China opposes any form of official interaction between the U.S. and Taiwan authorities and...

US Congress members praise Taiwan's democracy in a visit that's certain to draw China's scrutiny

Feb. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan's president Thursday in a show of bipartisan support that is certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits and sees them as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the self-governing island. ...

Congress' top China critics arrive in Taiwan for a visit that's sure to draw scrutiny from Beijing

Feb. 21, 2024 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Congress' staunchest critics of China are visiting Taiwan in a show of support that is certain to draw scrutiny from Beijing, which views such interactions as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. The delegation is led by Rep. Mike...

Taiwan protests after China boards a tourist boat near Kinmen Island

Feb. 20, 2024 05:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Tuesday protested China’s boarding of a tourist boat, as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China's coast but is controlled by Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported the King Xia, carrying 11 crew and 23...

GOP Speaker Johnson says House won't be 'rushed' to approve aid for Ukraine as $95B package stalls

Feb. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday the U.S. House will not feel “rushed” to pass the $95.3 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, signaling a further stall over sending military hardware and munitions Kyiv badly needs to fight Russia. ...

Senate passes $95 billion package to aid Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after debating bill through the night

Feb. 13, 2024 06:56 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $95 billion package to aid Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after debating bill through the night.

The Lunar New Year of the Dragon flames colorful festivities across Asian nations and communities

Feb. 10, 2024 14:33 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With fireworks, feasts and red envelopes stuffed with cash for the kids, numerous Asian nations and overseas communities have welcomed Saturday the Lunar New Year. It begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later on the first...

The Senate votes to begin working on a last-ditch effort to approve funds for Ukraine and Israel

Feb. 08, 2024 18:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming a week of setbacks, the Senate on Thursday voted to begin work on a package of wartime funding for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies. But doubts remained about support from Republicans who earlier rejected a carefully negotiated compromise that also included...

Ships from US, Australia and Japan conduct joint drills in South China Sea in defiance of Beijing

Feb. 08, 2024 06:56 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Warships from the United States, Australia and Japan have held joint drills in the South China Sea in defiance of Beijing, which claims sovereignty over virtually the entire strategic waterway. The U.S. 7th Fleet that oversees most U.S. Navy operations in the...