In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
South China Sea: US approves $95 million arms sale to Taiwan
In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine come fears that the democratic island nation of Taiwan may suffer the same fate. The US has recently approved the sale of $95 million worth of arms and equipment to Taiwan as it strengthens its defense capabilities.
Washington has approved the sale of $95 million worth of equipment and services to the island nation. The new sale would help Taiwan maintain its US-made missile defense system. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency confirmed the potential sale Tuesday in a statement, saying that it would involve equipment, training, and other items that would support the Patriot Missile Air Defense System.
“The recipient will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense,” said the agency in the statement. The DSCA said it would help improve the island nation’s security and assist in maintaining political stability, military progress, and balance in the region.
The Taiwanese Defense Ministry issued a statement thanking Washington for the approval. The deal is set to take effect next month. This would mark the third arms package to Taiwan under Joe Biden’s presidency.
While the move would draw criticism from China, the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act states that the US is to support Taiwan’s defense capabilities. China claims Taiwan is part of the mainland and has been engaging in a pressure campaign to get its democratic government to submit through repeated incursions into its airspace.
Back in January, Taiwan has reported another large-scale incursion by Chinese planes into its airspace. Taiwan said at the time that this incursion was the largest since October. The island nation’s defense ministry said that Taiwanese fighter jets scrambled to deter 39 aircraft that came in.
Taipei has called China’s military activities a “grey zone” warfare that is meant to wear down Taiwanese forces and test the island nation’s responses. 34 fighters with four electronic warfare aircraft and one bomber, according to the Taiwanese defense ministry.
The Taiwanese Air Force issued radio warnings and activated its air missile defense systems. It was not clear what prompted China to make another incursion into Taiwan’s airspace, as it is usually done when foreign dignitaries visit the island nation or on key dates.