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Taiwan rebuffs Philippines complaint about West Philippine Sea live fire drills

Taiwan on Wednesday rebuffed a complaint from the Philippines about live fire drills around a Taiwan-controlled island deep in the West Philippine Sea, saying it had the right to...

Indonesian president offers to take message from Ukraine’s leader to Putin

Indonesian President Joko Widodo offered on Wednesday to deliver a message from Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy to Russian...

Biden reasserts ‘unshakeable’ US backing for Japan, South Korea

President Joe Biden reasserted the United States' "unshakeable" pledge to defend Japan and South Korea on Wednesday after...

In first, NATO lays out ‘challenges’ from China

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Wednesday, for the first time in its guiding blueprint, said China's...

Beijing slams NATO over ‘completely futile’ China warning

Beijing on Thursday slammed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over a "completely futile" warning in which the...
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Biden reasserts ‘unshakeable’ US backing for Japan, South Korea

President Joe Biden reasserted the United States' "unshakeable" pledge to defend Japan and South Korea on Wednesday after meeting the leaders of both allies...

US, 4 other countries launch Pacific initiative amid China’s rise

The United States, Japan, Australia, Britain and New Zealand on Friday launched a new initiative to step up engagement with Pacific island countries, as...

US blasts China’s ‘destabilizing’ military activity near Taiwan

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday blasted China's "provocative, destabilizing" military activity near Taiwan, a day after his Chinese counterpart warned him that...

China becoming more ‘coercive and aggressive’ – US defense chief

The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the...

Biden hails ‘good friend’ Kishida, says US fully committed to Japan’s defense

President Joe Biden assured his “good friend” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on Monday, May 23, that the United States is fully committed...

Biden, on inaugural Asia visit, says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said on Monday, MaY 23, he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, capping a series of critical...
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