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Canadian warship sails through controversial Taiwan Strait

Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa....

Canadian warship sails through controversial Taiwan Strait

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U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing....
2019-07-25, 04:00

Canada again sails warship through sensitive Taiwan Strait Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said on Tuesday, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa over a series of thorny diplomatic issues....
2019-09-11, 06:52

U.S. Navy warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing....
2019-07-25, 01:13

U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid China tension The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing....
2019-07-25, 09:52

U.S. Navy again sails through Taiwan Strait, angering China The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway, angering China at a time of tense relations between the world's two biggest economies....
2019-05-23, 11:39

Canadian navy ships sailed through Taiwan strait amid tension with China China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan, which separates self-ruled Taiwan from China, an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations....
2019-06-27, 18:39

US Warship Sails In South China Sea Amid Trade Tensions A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two......
2019-08-28, 20:00

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s defense ministry says two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in the latest apparent move by Washington to challenge China’s claims in the region. A ministry statement says the ships passed through from south to north on Wednesday without in...
2019-05-23, 06:26

Trump says US warship has destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz US president calls on other countries to condemn Iran Move comes amid heightened tensions between countriesDonald Trump has said that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Related: Iran makes 'substantial' nuclear offer i...
2019-07-18, 22:39

US warship may have downed second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, officials say U.S. officials believe not one but two Iranian drones were downed by a U.S. warship transiting the Strait of Hormuz last week, Fox News confirmed Tuesday....
2019-07-23, 21:13

U.S. warship sails near South China Sea islands claimed by China A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world's two largest economies....
2019-08-29, 07:13

2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait, draw China protest Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in an apparent show of support for the government of the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own...
2019-05-23, 11:39

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait and calls for sanctions against US companies China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a part of its territory....
2019-07-15, 18:00

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies The Chinese government held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a renegade province....
2019-07-15, 22:26

Beijing bans solo travel to Taiwan amid rising cross-strait tensions The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-strait tensions....
2019-08-01, 09:13

Strait of Hormuz latest: US 'destroys' Iranian drone after it comes within 'threatening distance' of warship A US warship has destroyed an Iranian drone that came with "threatening distance" in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries....
2019-07-19, 05:52

Ferrari Denied Review of Controversial Penalty That Undid Its Canadian Grand Prix Win The Ferrari Formula One team, evidently still not over the controversial penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel the victory at the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago, had a hearing in France on Friday to try to win its win back. It didn’t work....
2019-06-21, 19:39

Canadian newspaper publisher cuts ties with artist behind controversial Trump cartoon A Canadian artist's freelance contract with a newspaper publishing company was terminated days after one of his cartoons depicting President Trump mocking the recent drowning deaths of a migrant father and daughter went viral on social media....
2019-07-01, 07:26

| Nishikori sails into Wimbledon last 16 Kei Nishikori equalled Ai Sugiyama's record of four appearances in the last 16 of Wimbledon by a Japanese player as he dismissed Steve Johnson easily....
2019-07-06, 16:39

Keys sails through to U.S. Open third round Madison Keys eased through to the U.S. Open third round, recovering from a slow start and an early loss of serve to beat China's Zhu Lin 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday....
2019-08-29, 01:13

How to Track the LightSail 2 as It 'Sails' Around Earth Last week, the LightSail 2 officially made its first contact with Earth. The solar-powered spacecraft will be sailing around Earth’s orbit for the next year, all part of a mission to prove that solar sailing is a viable mode of space exploration....
2019-07-06, 22:00

UPDATE 1-Devon Energy to sell Canadian assets to Canadian Natural Resources for $2.8 bln U.S. oil and gas producer Devon Energy Corp said on Wednesday it would sell its Canadian assets to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd for C$3.8 billion ($2.81 billion) in cash as part of an ongoing effort to become a pure-play oil producer....
2019-05-29, 12:52

Canadian Utilities agrees to sell Canadian power business for $835 million Canadian Utilities Ltd said on Monday it has agreed to sell its entire Canadian fossil fuel-based electricity generation portfolio for about $835 million, ending a strategic process for the assets that the company began last year....
2019-05-27, 18:13

| Djokovic sails through French Open 1st round Novak Djokovic laid down an early marker in his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles for the second time, powering past Hubert Hurkacz at Roland Garros....
2019-05-27, 18:26

Solar sails actually work, and LightSail 2 just proved it The idea seems totally crazy: A spacecraft with no active propulsion system that can travel through space using light in the same way that a sailboat uses wind. Physics tells us it’s possible, but until scientists could prove it, it remained a good idea on paper only. Now, with the launch of t...
2019-08-02, 03:52

First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday....
2019-07-01, 21:39

Greta Thunberg sails into New York for UN climate change summits Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sailed into New York Harbor on the zero-emission boat.        ...
2019-08-30, 09:26

British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails to U.S. for exercises The British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed for the United States on Friday, leading a four-vessel squadron to an operational testing exercise....
2019-08-31, 03:13

LightSail 2 prepares to deploy sails, share new images of Earth LightSail 2, a CubeSat developed by the Planetary Society, is preparing to deploy its solar sails. The miniature satellite, roughly the size of a toaster, will unfurl its sails at approximately 8:22 a.m. ET on Tuesday....
2019-07-22, 22:26

Hospital ship USNS Comfort sails Friday to help refugees from Venezuela The hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy next week on a medical mission to South America and the Caribbean , the U.S. Southern Command announced on Monday....
2019-06-10, 19:52

Novak Djokovic sails past Zverev into semi-final with Dominic Thiem • World No 1 defeats German No 5 seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2• Thiem makes short work of Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-4, 6-2Novak Djokovic reached the last of his nine French Open semi-finals in 2016 but the world No 1 could hardly have announced his return to the concluding weekend of the tournament more emphatica...
2019-06-07, 02:13

LightSail 2 Opens Its Sails in an Early Test of Tech That May Make Interstellar Travel Possible A tiny spacecraft in Earth orbit has successfully deployed its solar sails. Called LightSail 2, the craft will now use the power of the Sun to lift its orbital height even further, in what’s considered an important test of this promising means of propulsion.Read more......
2019-07-25, 00:52

'Peace through strength': Navy sails an aircraft carrier through disputed South China Sea The U.S. Navy sailed an aircraft carrier through the South China Sea in a show of force against China in the midst of disputes over the strategically crucial trade zone....
2019-08-07, 21:52

US Navy says Russian warship nearly collided with US cruiser The U.S. Navy has accused a Russian warship of unsafe and unprofessional actions after it came within 100 feet (30 meters) of an American guided-missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea....
2019-06-07, 14:52

Mulvaney calls McCain warship controversy ‘much ado about nothing’ WASHINGTON – Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney called the controversy over the White House requesting that the USS John McCain be moved “out of sight” during President Trump’s recent trip to Japan “much ado about nothing.” “The president didn’t know about it, I didn’t know about ...
2019-06-03, 02:52

Iranian coastguard's radio exchange with UK warship emerges ‘If you obey you will be safe’, Iranian vessel tells crew of British-flagged tanker in GulfA recording has emerged of Iranian coastguards telling a British Royal Navy frigate they want to inspect the captured Stena Impero for security reasons.The radio exchanges make no reference to a previous Irani...
2019-07-21, 13:52

Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the Gulf Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defense minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region....
2019-08-24, 22:26

1 Dead In Fire At Under-Construction Navy Warship In Mumbai One person died after a major fire broke out in under-construction Navy ship Visakhapatnam at Mumbai's Mazagon Docks. The fire started in an air conditioning bay, according to an official. It took......
2019-06-21, 20:52

Britain says deployment of warship to Gulf is to protect its interests Britain is sending its HMS Kent warship to the Gulf to protect its interests and ensure freedom of navigation after tensions with Iran, the Ministry of Defense (Mo) said on Wednesday, after earlier saying that the mission was routine....
2019-07-17, 21:26

Fire On Under-Construction Warship Won't Impact Completion: Officials A day after a fire occurred at an under-construction Naval warship at Mumbai's Mazagon Dockyard, a senior official Saturday said it would not affect the schedule of the ambitious ''Project 15-B''......
2019-06-22, 17:26

US Warship Nearly Collided with Russian Vessel Near China: Reports Russia's Pacific Fleet on Friday accused a U.S. warship of nearly causing a collision with a Russian military vessel in the East China Sea due to what it called dangerous manoeuvring, Russian news......
2019-06-07, 14:39

Britain replaces warship in Gulf, to maintain continuous presence Britain said on Friday it would deploy the destroyer HMS Duncan warship to the Gulf to replace HMS Montrose, maintaining a continuous presence there during a time of heightened tension in the region....
2019-07-12, 15:52

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit Amid Trade War Tensions The denial of a port visit to Qingdao came in the same month that two U.S. ships were denied permission to dock in Hong Kong, according to the United States....
2019-08-28, 12:26

Spanish warship picks up 15 migrants to fire political shot A Spanish warship collected 15 rescued migrants from an Italian port on Tuesday, having sailed halfway across the Mediterranean to fetch the small group in a high-profile maneuver that sharply contrasted with Italy's refusal to accept them....
2019-08-28, 00:52

Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off with Italy's government over their fate....
2019-08-20, 21:13

White House Asked Navy to Hide McCain Warship While Navy officials insisted they did not hide the ship, they did give all of sailors aboard the day off on Tuesday as President Trump visited Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan....
2019-05-30, 07:13

Chinese Warship Collided With Taiwanese Freighter, Coast Guard Says (Bloomberg) — A Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter Wednesday evening, damaging the bulk carrier, Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration said. The collision occurred around 20 nautical southeast of Taiwan-controlled Kinmen island off China’s southeast coast, according ...
2019-08-01, 12:26

UK raises threat level and sends second warship to Persian Gulf The UK has raised the security level for British ships in the Gulf to the highest state of alert, a UK official confirmed to CNN on Friday, as tensions with Iran continue to grow....
2019-07-13, 01:52

U.S. and Iran Clash Over Claim U.S. Warship Downed Iranian Drone (WASHINGTON) — Iran and the United States emphatically disagreed Friday over Washington’s claim that a U.S. warship downed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. American officials said they used electronic jamming to bring down the unmanned aircraft, while Iran said it simply didn̵...
2019-07-19, 21:13

UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran's Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a Guards spokesman, said on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency....
2019-07-20, 17:26

Iran denies claim that US warship destroyed Iranian drone Iran on Friday denied President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that further escalated tensions between the countries....
2019-07-19, 16:01

China Gifts Military Warship To Sri Lanka In sign Of Deepening Cooperation China gifted a warship to Sri Lanka, in the latest sign of its deepening military cooperation with the strategically located island nation in the Indian Ocean....
2019-07-16, 22:52

Navy Helps Injured Crew On Japanese Warship, Evacuates Him To Mumbai The Indian Navy on Friday rushed to the help of an injured crew member on board a Japanese warship from where he was later evacuated for further medical treatment....
2019-08-17, 05:26

Royal Navy warship shadowing British tanker after Iran threat A Royal Navy warship is offering increased protection to a second tanker in the Gulf in an apparent boost to maritime security following a threat from Iran to seize a British vessel, Sky News understands....
2019-07-11, 02:13

Acting DOD chief blames Russia's 'unprofessional' behavior after near-collision with US warship "There was obviously a safety issue there. That behavior was unsafe and unprofessional. We'll have military-to-military conversations with the Russians," Shanahan told reporters outside the Pentagon....
2019-06-07, 19:13

Trump says a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone that flew dangerously close Reuters/Louis Nastro President Donald Trump announced that the US shot down and "destroyed" an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. The Pentagon confirmed the news to INSIDER. The Pentagon did not immediately say how the drone was destroyed, but CNN reported that the ship had used e...
2019-07-19, 14:26

China denies Qingdao port visit for US warship amid tensions China has denied a request for a U.S. Navy warship to visit the Chinese port city of Qingdao in recent days, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Tuesday, amid tensions between the two economic powerhouses....
2019-08-28, 14:00

UK Warship Tried To Stop Iran From Seizing Tanker, Leaked Audio Reveals A British warship tried but failed to prevent Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from seizing a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, intercepted radio communications show, fueling a......
2019-07-22, 07:26

Uruguay: Nazi eagle from German warship wreck must be sold, court rules The Admiral Graf Spee preyed on merchant ships in the South Atlantic before being damaged and scuttled. A huge Nazi eagle recovered from the ship has been the source of controversy....
2019-06-22, 06:26

Exclusive: China denies Qingdao port visit for U.S. warship amid tensions China has denied a request for a U.S. Navy warship to visit the Chinese port city of Qingdao in recent days, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Tuesday, at a time of tense ties between the world's two largest economies....
2019-08-28, 06:00

Pentagon condemns ‘irresponsible and reckless’ actions, after Russian warship nearly collides with US cruiser The Pentagon said Friday it will file a formal démarche protesting the actions of the Russian navy, after one of its destroyers nearly collided with the U.S. guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in international waters in the Philippine Sea....
2019-06-07, 22:26

Trump’s dislike of McCain put defense officials in a tough spot even before they hid the warship bearing his name Before President Trump headed to Japan last week, the White House had very precise ideas of how that trip was supposed to look. Or, more specifically, how it was not supposed to look. The USS John S.......
2019-05-30, 17:39

President Trump Says U.S. Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone Amid Heightened Tensions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump says it’s the latest “hostile” action by Iran. He’s calling on other countries to condemn what he says ...
2019-07-18, 21:52

White House Requested Hiding Warship From Trump, Named After Dead Rival The acting Pentagon chief confirmed Sunday that the White House had requested the hiding of a warship bearing the name of late Senator John McCain during a visit by Donald Trump to Japan....
2019-06-03, 04:39

Amid Gulf Tension, Navy Deploys Warship To Ensure Indian Vessels' Safety Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran as well as recent incidents related to maritime security, the Navy has deployed its warships in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to reassure the......
2019-06-20, 23:13

'Britons will soon feel the slap': Iran threatens UK after British navy sends second warship to the Gulf The British Navy sent another warship to the Persian Gulf region after one of its destroyers fended off three Iranian ships attempting to harass a British tanker....
2019-07-12, 19:26

Oil tanker goes missing in Strait of Hormuz A Panama-flagged oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates appeared switch off its transponder in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and has not been heard from since, according to ship-tracking data....
2019-07-16, 20:39

The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier teamed up with Japan's biggest warship for an exercise in the South China Sea Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force The USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, drilled with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces in the South China Sea this week. The drills focused on addressing common security issues in the contested region and on improving interoper...
2019-06-13, 21:52

US ‘may have brought down’ second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz ​A US military commander said a Navy ship may have downed a second Iranian drone last week in the Strait of Hormuz. ​”​As always it was a complex tactical picture, we believe two drones. We believe two drones were successfully — there may have been more that we are not aware of ​— those are......
2019-07-23, 23:39

Trump: Strait near Oman will not be closed, or at least not for long U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the Strait of Hormuz, a key commercial shipping route, would not be closed following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, or at least not for long....
2019-06-14, 14:52

UK joins US in Strait of Hormuz naval mission Britain says it will join a US-led mission to protect merchant vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. Germany has rejected joining the mission, which comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West....
2019-08-05, 22:39

Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
2019-07-22, 21:52

Germany will not join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz: Maas Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz, close to Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday....
2019-07-31, 19:13

U.K. Joins U.S.-led Effort to Protect Ships in Strait of Hormuz Tensions between Britain and Iran have risen since Iran seized a tanker in July. Monday’s decision was an acknowledgment that British efforts to create a European-led task force have proved difficult....
2019-08-06, 02:00

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil artery Explosions that damaged two tankers south of the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday come a month after four vessels were targeted in "sabotage attacks" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
2019-06-13, 23:39

The Strait of Hormuz: The world's most important oil choke point Following a number of oil tanker blasts in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the United States and Iran are rising further. DW takes a closer look at what role the Strait of Hormuz plays for global oil supplies....
2019-06-14, 15:13

UN urges independent probe in Strait of Hormuz crisis UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on all actors in the region to "avoid a major confrontation." The US and UK have accused Iran of attacking tankers transiting through the Persian Gulf....
2019-06-15, 11:39

British tankers seized by Iran in Strait of Hormuz UK officials said two tankers were seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz Friday — a British vessel and a Liberian-flagged ship – bringing escalating tensions between Tehran and the West in the region closer to the boiling point, according to reports. Iran’s Revolutionary...
2019-07-20, 02:52

Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in the region....
2019-06-21, 11:13

Australia says it will join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 07:39

Trump: US 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone after a ship took "defensive action." It marks the second incident involving ships passing through the Persian Gulf in the past 24 hours....
2019-07-18, 23:13

U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-07-19, 00:26

Iran says it seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United States says one of its ships shot down an Iranian drone earlier this week....
2019-07-19, 22:00

USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said the U.S. Navy "destroyed" an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday....
2019-07-19, 03:13

US shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump says A US Navy ship downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday after its operators ignored warnings to change course, President Trump announced. The ship, the USS Boxer, was on a routine patrol when the drone approached within 1,000 yards, he said. “The Boxer took defensive action against a...
2019-07-19, 05:00

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
2019-07-22, 06:13

Africans may have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar 4000 years ago Genetic analysis suggests ancient people from sub-Saharan Africa may have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain 1300 years earlier than we thought...
2019-05-21, 17:52

Iranian Ships Try to Block U.K. Tanker in Strait of Hormuz Three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial tanker through the Strait of Hormuz, the British government said, a move that threatens to escalate already high tensions in the region....
2019-07-11, 08:26

Qatar 'cautiously following' recent developments in Strait of Hormuz Qatar said on Sunday it was "cautiously following" recent developments in the Strait of Hormuz and incidents affecting regional and international shipping lines....
2019-07-21, 22:52

Pompeo: U.S. will 'guarantee freedom of navigation' in Strait of Hormuz U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is willing to take necessary measures against Iran to ensure safe passage in the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-06-16, 20:01

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route....
2019-06-14, 14:52

Australia Is Third Country to Join U.S. in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz “This is about freedom of shipping,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who denied that Australia was helping the United States put pressure on Iran....
2019-08-21, 11:00

Iran denies that US shot down its drone in the Strait of Hormuz Iran on Friday denied that the United States took down one of their drones in the Strait of Hormuz, as President Trump had said hours earlier. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted. Also, Foreign Minister Mo...
2019-07-19, 11:39

Iran Denies the U.S. Destroyed a Drone in the Strait of Hormuz (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is denying a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted on Friday: “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else.” Foreign Minis...
2019-07-19, 11:39

Germany will not join US naval mission in Strait of Hormuz Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany will not be taking part in a US-led naval mission to secure oil tanker ships sailing near Iran. The move comes after Washington formally urged Berlin to join the mission....
2019-07-31, 21:00

Ships urged to alert navies before sailing through Strait of Hormuz Shipping associations have called on ship owners to inform Britain's navy of their movements before sailing into the Middle East Gulf and Strait of Hormuz because of the escalating international crisis in the region....
2019-07-22, 21:52

U.S. military says surveillance aircraft monitoring situation in Strait of Hormuz The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in contact with U.S. ships in the area as Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers....
2019-07-20, 10:39

Trump: If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, 'it's not going to be closed for long' The president blamed Iran for the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but did not elaborate on any next steps the administration planned to take in response....
2019-06-14, 15:52

Factbox: Latest on tanker attacks south of Strait of Hormuz Here is the latest from Reuters on attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
2019-06-13, 18:39

Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state Radio Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was alarming....
2019-06-14, 10:13

US reportedly eyeing Iran after attack on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz The Trump administration was quick to blame Iran Thursday after a pair of Japanese-owned tankers were attacked Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz — a charge the Islamic Republic quickly denied. A US defense official, without citing evidence, told CBS News that it was “highly likely Iran caused these...
2019-06-13, 19:39

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz, it will do it 'publicly': Fars Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly....
2019-06-17, 15:39

Dutch carrier KLM says its planes will not fly over Strait of Hormuz due to shooting down of US drone THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch carrier KLM says its planes will not fly over Strait of Hormuz due to shooting down of US drone. The post Dutch carrier KLM says its planes will not fly over Strait of Hormuz due to shooting down of US drone appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-21, 10:26

Iran seizes two British-linked tankers in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United States says one of its ships shot down an Iranian drone earlier this week....
2019-07-20, 01:52

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said one of the...
2019-07-19, 22:52

Iran vows to secure Strait of Hormuz, urges diplomacy Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris, the state new agency IRNA reported....
2019-07-24, 00:52

Opinion: Strait of Hormuz crisis a political dead-end for Germany The past few days have highlighted a key shortcoming in Germany's foreign policy. Berlin's response to the Iran crisis shows the country's limited ability to act on the world stage, says DW's Christian F. Trippe....
2019-07-31, 21:00

Australia to Join Effort to Protect Shipping in Strait of Hormuz The decision to join a U.S.-led coalition protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from attacks by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz bolsters Washington’s efforts to increase international pressure on Tehran....
2019-08-21, 15:26

UK will not escort every British-flagged ship through Strait of Hormuz: source Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BP-operated tanker....
2019-07-11, 18:13

'Risk of war' persists in Strait of Hormuz crisis, Germany's Maas says The German foreign minister said all parties "must do everything to make sure it does not come to this." Iran has dismissed claims it attacked two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a crisis in the waterway....
2019-06-19, 16:52

Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz Britain plans to join a European-led maritime mission to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz days after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday....
2019-07-22, 23:52

Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government urgently seeking information after Stena Impero veered into Iranian watersIran’s Revolutionary Guards claim to have seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, which suddenly veered off course and headed into Iranian waters.The ship’s owners issued a statement saying it had been “ap...
2019-07-19, 21:01

UAE oil tanker missing in Strait of Hormuz after drifting into Iranian waters An oil tanker traveling through the tiny strip of water located in the mouth of the Persian Gulf stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago when it drifted into Iranian waters....
2019-07-16, 21:00

Oil rises 0.3% on US economic data, Strait of Hormuz tanker dispute Oil prices inched up on Friday and posted weekly gains, boosted by upbeat U.S. economic data and concerns over the safety of oil transport around the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-07-31, 20:13

U.K. and European Allies to Form ‘Maritime Protection Mission’ in Strait of Hormuz (LONDON) — Britain announced plans Monday to develop and deploy a Europe-led “maritime protection mission” to safeguard shipping in the vital Strait of Hormuz in light of Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the waterway last week. Briefing Parliament on the budding ...
2019-07-22, 22:52

UK Navy to escort tankers through Strait of Hormuz amid Iran crisis The UK Royal Navy will now accompany British-flagged oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Iran to secure Strait of Hormuz: Deputy Foreign Minister Araqchi Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris, the state new agency IRNA said....
2019-07-23, 22:52

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
2019-07-20, 11:00

Pirates attack Korean cargo ship near Singapore Strait: Yonhap Pirates attacked a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait early on Monday, assaulting the crew and making off with thousands of dollars in cash, Korea's Yonhap news agency said....
2019-07-22, 06:13

UK's Royal Navy might not have the ships required to safeguard Strait of Hormuz from Iran The United Kingdom is planning an ambitious joint operation with European partners to help secure shipping through the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz even though it might not have the ships needed....
2019-07-24, 23:26

Iran Denies Claim That U.S. Military Destroyed Drone in the Strait of Hormuz The government of Iran has denied reports that the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone this week in the Strait of Hormuz, contradicting claims by the U.S. military and President Donald Trump that an enemy drone had been destroyed.Read more......
2019-07-19, 12:39

U.S. asks South Korea to send troops to Strait of Hormuz - Yonhap U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked South Korea to send troops to join a U.S.-led maritime force in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran, Yonhap news agency said on Friday....
2019-08-09, 12:00

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
2019-06-23, 03:52

Iranian boats 'attempted to impede' British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government spokesman says three Iranian boats were warned off by HMS Montrose, but Tehran denies involvementThree Iranian boats have “attempted to impede” a British oil tanker in the Gulf, further deepening tensions in the vital shipping channel off Iran.The incident took place in the strait of H...
2019-07-11, 11:26

Iran Seizes Boat In Strait Of Hormuz, Arrests 12 Filipinos: Report Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a "fuel-smuggling ring" in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported....
2019-09-07, 17:00

President Trump Visited Japan’s Biggest Warship Since World World II. Here’s What to Know About the JS Kaga For the last day of President Donald Trump’s highly stage-managed state visit to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took him to tour the Japanese warship JS Kaga. The Kaga, along with sister ship the Izumo, is the biggest warship that Japan’s navy, The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, h...
2019-05-28, 19:52

China slams US warship for 'provocative' transit through South China Sea, calling it 'maritime hegemony' China hit back at the U.S. on Wednesday after a Navy warship sailed near disputed islands China has claimed as its own in the South China Sea, calling the action “provocative” and a sign of “maritime hegemony.” ...
2019-08-30, 07:39

Australia tracks Chinese warship headed toward U.S.-Australia war games Australian defense officials said on Monday they were tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to position itself just outside of its territorial waters to monitor military exercises between Australia and the United States....
2019-07-08, 08:39

Torres Strait islanders invite Scott Morrison to see climate crisis first hand Islanders, whose homes already face inundation, have complained to the UN over Australia’s lack of action on climate changeTorres Strait islanders “embarrassed” by Scott Morrison’s appearance at last month’s Pacific Islands Forum will request he visit their region to view the impacts of climate chan...
2019-09-19, 09:26

UK, allies work on safe passage after Iran seized tanker in Strait of Hormuz Britain called Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz an “act of state piracy” and said it was joining with European allies to ensure safe passage in the international waterway as the first images emerged Monday of the Stena Impero crew on Iranian state media...
2019-07-23, 02:13

Defense intel chief says Iran doesn't want war despite tanker seizures in Strait of Hormuz The military's intelligence chief said Iran does not want war with the U.S. despite its seizure of British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions in the region....
2019-07-20, 02:13

US admiral says allies to do the heavy lifting protecting ships from Iran in the Strait of Hormuz The U.S. Navy's protection mission in the Strait of Hormuz will apply strictly to American shipping while regional partners will shoulder most of the responsibilities in the region, according to a Navy admiral....
2019-08-01, 01:13

The Strait of Hormuz Is at the Center of Iran Tensions Again. Here’s How the Narrow Waterway Gained Wide Importance The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, but it’s once again the biggest waterway in the news headlines, after Iran seized a British oil tanker in what is widely regarded as the world’s most strategically important passage for international trade. Twenty percent...
2019-07-23, 21:13

Iran in complete control of waters north of Strait of Hormuz: Revolutionary Guards commander A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz, according to the semi-official Fars news agency....
2019-05-22, 21:52

Iran says it helped oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz amid concerns surrounding missing UAE vessel Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the Islamic Republic helped an unnamed vessel that suffered a technical malfunction in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concerns that Tehran seized an oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates in the area....
2019-07-17, 18:13

'A form of extortion': Iran to charge foreign ships a toll to cross Strait of Hormuz Iran is planning to charge foreign ships a toll in exchange for "protection" across the Strait of Hormuz, a key trade route and a flashpoint in the escalating dispute between the United States and the Islamic Republic....
2019-07-09, 02:39

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down  The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone....
2019-07-20, 04:39

British Navy escorts oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran threatens revenge for ship seizure The British Navy has escorted at least two ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran threatened revenge against the United Kingdom for its seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar....
2019-07-11, 05:13

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in 'unprovoked attack,' central command says U.S. military officials returned fire -- verbally -- hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the "unprovoked" strike and Tehran's subsequent "false" justifications for it....
2019-06-21, 07:13

Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby TOKYO (AP) — Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby. The post Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-14, 08:39

Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces seize British ship in Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British ship in the Strait of Hormuz, adding to escalating tensions between Tehran and the U.S.        ...
2019-07-20, 04:13

Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats tried to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11, 19:00

Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone. The post Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone appeared fi...
2019-06-21, 10:26

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables....
2019-07-19, 02:26

Taiwan ETFs Buy Big Into U.S. Credit Yield-hungry insurers plowed $3 billion into Taipei-based exchange-traded funds that buy U.S. fixed income in the last two weeks of June, according to research by Bank of America Corp....
2019-07-22, 22:39

Controversial art patrons: What is the situation in Germany? Following the boycott of the Sackler family in various museums, private sponsors are being examined more carefully. The president of the International Council of Museums' German chapter cites some disturbing cases....
2019-08-17, 05:26

Nick Nurse not about to say sorry for controversial timeout OAKLAND, Calif. — Raptors first-year head coach Nick Nurse had done wonderful work in the NBA Finals’ first four games and the first 45 minutes of Game 5. It took a while before Nurse got second-guessed, with questions still coming Wednesday about his controversial timeout in the final minutes of Mo...
2019-06-13, 09:39

Palantir extends controversial contract with ICE Data mining company Palantir has extended its contract to provide software to federal immigration authorities despite calls for the firm to cut ties with the Trump administration over claims its technology helps prop up the administration's immigration policies....
2019-08-23, 20:52

13 Reasons Why: what the controversial drama gets wrong In the third season of the parent-baiting teen show, a shift in focus can’t prevent the writers from falling back into bad habitsNetflix’s 13 Reasons Why has courted controversy ever since its initial release. Based on the YA novel by Jay Asher, the show’s first season probed the lives of many stude...
2019-08-30, 09:26

UAE fast withdrawing from controversial Yemen war The future of Yemen is shrouded in a fresh slew of speculation amid reports this week that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are abruptly withdrawing their troops from the Saudi-led onslaught on the neighboring nation....
2019-07-13, 06:00

The iPhone 11’s most controversial new feature might also come to the iPad It’s a bit bizarre that there’s already so much controversy surrounding an iPhone that’s going to look almost exactly like its predecessors. In fact, if you hold an iPhone XS and an iPhone 11 next to each other next month following the 2019 model’s release, the to phones will...
2019-08-12, 17:13

Ferguson defeats Cerrone via controversial TKO Tony Ferguson defeated Donald Cerrone by second-round TKO on Saturday at UFC 238 when it was ruled by ringside doctors that Cerrone could not continue due to a swollen right eye....
2019-06-09, 09:00

Omar: ‘I’m only controversial because people want controversy’ WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sunday claimed she’s only considered “controversial” because “people want controversy” after she was accused of comparing US migrant detention centers to the slave trade. “I’m only controversial because people want controversy,” Omar said...
2019-09-16, 06:39

The ticking time bomb of Taiwan How China resolves the current crisis with Hong Kong may foreshadow the fate of another of its longstanding irritants, the free and independent island state of Taiwan, which China considers a renegade province and has vowed to reunite with the mainland, with force if necessary....
2019-08-02, 05:52

First Couples Say ‘I Do’ in Taiwan After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized Tears flowed and bouquets flew on Friday as hundreds of same-sex couples exchanged vows in Taipei’s Shinyi District. Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage when its legislature voted to approve the measure last week. Thousands gathered in the streets to celebrate...
2019-05-24, 10:39

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex weddings Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia....
2019-05-24, 05:00

Why The U.S. Is Selling Taiwan New F-16 Fighter Jets This week, the United States announced its intention to sell Taiwan a fleet of new F-16 fighter jets. The sale involves nearly 70 F-16 fighter jets worth $8 billion and is intended to help the island democracy defend its airspace against attack from the communist-dominated mainland. The People’s Rep...
2019-08-24, 19:13

Taiwan holds Asia's first gay wedding A week after lawmakers took the historic step of legalizing gay marriage, the first same-sex couples have tied the knot in Taiwan. Yet the newly-weds are still subject to restrictions not faced by heterosexual couples....
2019-05-24, 11:52

China tells US: Hands off Taiwan The Chinese government has slammed Washington for engaging with Taipei and ordered the Trump administration to cease diplomatic engagements with the island, after a highly unusual public meeting between top officials from the US and Taiwan....
2019-05-28, 09:13

Same-sex couples in Taiwan wed at massive banquet TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan’s capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage last week following a vote by the island’s l...
2019-05-28, 07:39

Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages on Friday after the parliament passed new laws a week ago. (May 24)        ...
2019-05-24, 14:26

Strait of Hormuz incident: Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' over Iranian seizure of two oil tankers in Gulf UK-registered Stena Impero was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz Second seized oil tanker, the Liberia-flagged Mesdar, was later allowed to continue voyage Incident follows on from recent heightened tensions in the Gulf involving Iran, the US and UK...
2019-07-20, 03:13

Ilhan Omar says she's controversial only because 'people seem to want the controversy' Rep. Ilhan Omar, reacting to outrage over a resurfaced video in which she appeared to compare migrant detention centers to the slave trade, said Sunday she’s “controversial” only because “people seem to want the controversy.”...
2019-09-16, 15:00

MTA board approves controversial reorganization plan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board on Wednesday approved a reorganization plan for the beleaguered agency — despite members’ concerns that the plan remains unfinished and could strip power from popular subways boss Andy Byford. Boosters hope the controversial plan, which p...
2019-07-25, 07:26

Kashmir: Pro-India lawmaker arrested under controversial law The former leader of the Indian-administered part of Kashmir was arrested on Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to detain people for two years without trial....
2019-09-16, 20:00

AT&T boss defends controversial succession plan AT&T boss Randall Stephenson defended his decision to pick a controversial insider as his successor, days after billionaire Paul Singer’s activist hedge fund questioned the move. Facing criticism over his decision last week to promote John Stankey, the divisive boss of AT&T’s entertainment unit Warn...
2019-09-17, 20:13

Why The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 List Is More Controversial Than Ever Even now, five years on, René Redzepi’s face still lights up when he recalls the April night his restaurant Noma was named best restaurant in the world for the fourth time. After a difficult 2013, whose nadir came when the Copenhagen restaurant dropped one position on the World’s ...
2019-06-21, 14:52

Tom Ford's Most Controversial Fashion Moments of All-Time Happy Birthday to the "King of Sex"! No, we're not talking about Harry Styles after that Rolling Stone interview. We're, of course, talking about Tom Ford, the celebrated......
2019-08-27, 19:13

UP Minister's Controversial Comment On "Nature Of Rape" An Uttar Pradesh minister today questioned the authenticity of some rape cases saying there is a "nature" of each rape. A video clip of the minister's controversial comment was shared on social media......
2019-06-10, 02:39

Pac-12 to make statements on potentially controversial calls Pac-12 says it will make public statement this football season on certain potentially controversial officiating calls as part of conference's efforts to provide more transparency.       ...
2019-08-26, 21:13

Aussies could get slugged with a 'Netflix tax' under controversial NBN Co proposal NBN Co has put forward a proposal to its top 50 retail service provider (RSP) partners, asking them what they think of charging a different amount for the data used by streaming video compared with other traffic and services.First reported by telecom industry publication CommsDay, NBN Co is essentia...
2019-07-02, 08:13

The World’s Most Controversial Coal Mine Doesn’t Add Up Adani’s Carmichael project became a hot-button issue in Australia’s recent election. It could finally be getting the go-ahead, but the math is all wrong....
2019-05-24, 00:52

Who is Marianne Williamson? A look at the controversial Democratic candidate Williamson, an author, spiritual leader and self-help expert, topped the list of most-searched-for people during the second Democratic debate on Thursday night....
2019-06-28, 22:13

PAX Cancels Controversial Hosts' Live Podcast, Won't Say Why The Seattle gaming convention PAX West has canceled a planned live recording of the “Sacred Symbols” gaming podcast, hosted by politically controversial commentators Colin Moriarty and Chris “Ray Gun” Maldonado, that was set to take place at the show on September 2. It hasn’t yet given a reason for ...
2019-08-06, 01:39

Yankees nipped by Dodgers after controversial play goes against them LOS ANGELES — The only stain on a scintillating Yankees-Dodgers game on Saturday afternoon was the asinine uniforms worn by the two best teams in baseball. Other than the Players’ Weekend rags, the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory in front of 53,803 at Dodger Stadium produced an assembly line of pulsating momen...
2019-08-25, 03:39

E.U. Leadership Shake Up: The Most Consequential, and Controversial, Things to Know The European Union has expanded the power of its controversial digital czar, and the new leader of the bloc’s executive arm is calling for an expanded role in military matters....
2019-09-11, 00:52

Guatemala, U.S. Discuss Controversial Migrant Deal Under safe-third-country treaty, the violence-racked Central American nation would require asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to make their claims there....
2019-06-20, 03:26

Kim Kardashian says she had 'innocent intentions' with controversial shapewear name Kim Kardashian is opening up about the immense backlash she recently faced after revealing the name of her new line of shapewear: Kimono -- and her decision to change the controversial title.  ...
2019-07-09, 02:39

DoorDash Says It Will Change Controversial Tipping Policy DoorDash Chief Executive Officer Tony Xu, facing public criticism that the food-delivery company pays drivers less when they receive tips, said his company would rethink its approach to handling......
2019-07-25, 10:26

Philippines weighs re-use of controversial dengue vaccine The Philippines is considering re-introducing a dengue vaccine whose use it halted because of links to the deaths of several children, as authorities battle to contain a dengue outbreak that has killed more than 450 people this year....
2019-08-03, 03:13

Pope laments abortion with controversial 'hit man' remark The head of the Catholic Church has equated getting an abortion for medical reasons with hiring a contract killer. German officials have condemned such rhetoric, saying it is "absolutely unacceptable."...
2019-05-25, 18:13

| WATCH | Seven controversial Donald Trump tweets A look at seven of Donald Trump's most controversial tweets, from telling some Democratic congresswomen to go back to where they came from, to calling Meryl Streep over-rated as an actress....
2019-08-11, 20:13

Pacman Jones retires after controversial NFL career Adam “Pac-Man” Jones’ career was long and filled with controversy. And now, it is over. Jones announced his retirement on Friday after a 12-year career. The infamous cornerback ends his NFL tenure with one All-Pro appearance and one season sat out due to suspension. Jones missed the enti...
2019-05-25, 00:00

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it is unlawful...
2019-05-21, 15:00

German trial looks into controversial cum-ex dividend deals The western German town of Bonn on Wednesday sees the opening of a criminal trial involving two British investment bankers, who stand accused of helping engineer dubious transactions resulting in massive tax losses....
2019-09-04, 06:39

NBA roundup: Warriors fall in controversial finish "Karl-Anthony Towns made a tiebreaking - and controversial - free throw with\r\na half-second remaining in overtime on Friday night, giving the Minnesota\r\nTimberwolves a 131-130 victory that dropped the visiting Golden State Warriors\r\ninto a tie for the top spot in the Western Conference."...
2019-05-21, 16:13

New York to legalize controversial e-bikes and scooters The deal, announced Monday, emerged from negotiations between state lawmakers and city officials that went wait into Sunday night, a person familiar with the talks said....
2019-06-18, 05:13

Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan in a Historic First for Asia Tens of thousands of celebrators gathered outside Taiwan’s parliament on May 17, waving rainbow flags as the island’s government became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes at a moment of change for LGBTQ rights in Asia: even as nations like India–whose S...
2019-05-23, 13:26

Trump Administration Prepares Sale of F-16s to Taiwan The Trump administration has decided to sell billions of dollars’ worth of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move likely to anger Beijing at a sensitive point in U.S.-China relations....
2019-08-17, 19:00

'Top Gun' cuts Taiwan flag from Tom Cruise's jacket A new trailer for the sequel of 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is stirring up controversy after it shows Tom Cruise putting on the iconic bomber jacket he wore in the original film — but with two key changes....
2019-07-22, 16:13

Vietnam, Taiwan winning the US-China trade war Vietnam has emerged as the biggest beneficiary as importers in China and the US look to skirt tit-for-tat tariffs, a report shows. But it warns the findings don't tell the full story of the overall impact of the dispute....
2019-06-05, 15:52

China slams $2.2B U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan China is condemning a recent U.S. decision to sell $2.2 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, saying the "reckless" policy tampers with Chinese sovereignty....
2019-07-10, 05:52

Taiwan complains about Spain's extraditions to China Taiwan is accusing Spain of double standards when it comes to extraditing criminal suspects to China after the government in Madrid sent to Beijing a group of 94 Taiwanese citizens accused of telephone and online fraud....
2019-06-14, 02:01

Taiwan profits from America’s trade war with China President Donald Trump’s threatened 25% tariff is prompting Taiwanese companies that opened factories in China to make PCs, smartphones, and tablets for America’s tech giants to move some production back to Taiwan. They’re also looking for cheaper labour in other Asian countries and in India....
2019-05-31, 23:13

Foxconn's Gou quits Taiwan's KMT, paving way for presidential bid Terry Gou, the founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, quit Taiwan's main opposition party on Thursday, paving the way for a possible bid to stand in a presidential election as an independent, complicating President Tsai Ing-wen's prospects....
2019-09-12, 07:39

China says seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to Taiwan China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it is seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to self-ruled Taiwan, after a source told Reuters that Washington was planning a $2 billion weapons sale to the island China claims as its own....
2019-06-06, 10:26

Taiwan gay marriage: Hundreds tie the knot on historic day Hundreds of gay couples in Taiwan have rushed to get married on Friday - the first day a landmark decision that legalised same-sex marriage took effect....
2019-05-24, 13:26

Hundreds marry as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to allow same-sex unions The legislature of the island near the Chinese mainland voted last week, 66 to 27, to recognize same-sex unions, becoming the first in Asia to do so....
2019-05-24, 19:26

| WATCH: Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago....
2019-05-24, 22:01

Taiwan Holds First Gay Marriages In Historic Day For Asia Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality....
2019-05-24, 09:13

US Advances $8 Billion Sale Of F-16 Fighters To Taiwan The White House has advanced a proposal to sell $8 billion worth of advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, a move that would likely anger strategic rival Beijing, a senior US senator confirmed Friday....
2019-08-17, 02:00

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.        ...
2019-05-21, 18:52

State Department approves Taiwan's $8B deal for 66 F-16s The State Department has approved the $8 billion sale of 66 F-16 fighter planes to Taiwan, amid stalled U.S.-China trade talks, strife in Hong Kong and a military build-up by nations in the region....
2019-08-21, 22:26

Taiwan pro-Beijing politician: You can change China "We should emphasize the differences" between China and Taiwan, says Taiwanese pro-Beijing politician Chou Hsi-wei. "Go there … and change them." But is he selling a fantasy to voters? He talks to DW's Conflict Zone....
2019-07-18, 21:00

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for re-election TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has won a ruling party primary, setting up a likely run for re-election in January. The Democratic Progressive Party announced the primary results Thursday. Her nomination is all but sure to be ratified by the party next week. Tsai has been...
2019-06-13, 08:39

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to get married on the first day a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage takes effect. One household registration office in Taipei was packed Friday as couples seized the earliest opportunity to tie the knot. Taiwan be...
2019-05-24, 09:39

Intel will tease 10-nm Ice Lake processor in Taiwan ntel said it will show a number of new products, including its 10-nanometer mobile processor code-named Ice Lake. It will also show a desktop gaming chip.Read More...
2019-05-26, 19:52

Are Hong Kong protests a warning for Taiwan? One of the largest social movements in Hong Kong's history has also fueled more anti-Beijing sentiment in Taiwan. Do the protests serve as a warning for Taipei as it considers the future of relations with mainland China?...
2019-07-23, 17:26

Populist Mayor Is Picked to Run Against Taiwan’s President Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of Kaohsiung, favors closer ties with China, offering voters a stark contrast to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is often sharply critical of Beijing....
2019-07-15, 17:52

More protests in Hong Kong after dismissal of controversial bill Two days after Hong Kong's government officially withdrew a controversial extradition bill that was at the center of numerous mass demonstrations this year, protesters again rallied in the streets Friday....
2019-09-07, 01:52

Swedish town launches controversial £21 begging permit Charities say scheme will make beggars even more vulnerable and open to exploitationA Swedish town has become the first in the country to introduce an official begging permit, requiring anyone who asks for money in the street to pay SEK250 (£21) upfront for a licence.Valid for three months, the perm...
2019-08-05, 14:52

Alaska governor reverses course on controversial budget cuts Alaska's governor signed a budget bill on Monday rolling back most of the deep, highly controversial spending cuts he imposed weeks ago on the University of Alaska but rebuffed a renewed bid by lawmakers to restore funding he slashed from health programs....
2019-08-20, 10:00

Uruguay fight back against Japan with help of controversial VAR call "Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a superb Japan side in the Copa America with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have to wait until their final group game to book their place in the quarter-finals."...
2019-06-21, 09:39

Florida's DeSantis signs controversial sanctuary cities ban into law Florida Republican Gov. Ron Desantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement....
2019-06-15, 16:26

Pamplona’s Bull Runs Have a Controversial Past. Do They Still Have a Future? It takes about three and a half minutes to complete what’s perhaps the world’s most controversial race. Each year in the second week of July, six bulls are released every day at 8 a.m. into the narrow streets of Pamplona, a city in Spain’s northern region of Navarre. Several hundre...
2019-07-17, 18:13

Netflix cuts controversial suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why The scene, which had been criticised by mental health experts, has been re-edited by the streaming service more than two years on from its releaseNetflix has removed a controversial suicide scene from its teen drama 13 Reasons Why more than two years on from its premiere.In a statement, the streamin...
2019-07-16, 13:26

Five of Curt Schilling's most controversial political opinions As the former MLB star ponders a run for Congress, here's a look back at some of the firebrand's most controversial political opinions.       ...
2019-08-13, 23:26

| Mercedes' Wolff says controversial Leclerc move 'over the line' Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he thought Charles Leclerc's controversial block on Lewis Hamilton en route to winning the Italian Grand Prix was "over the line"....
2019-09-10, 02:26

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies For families with food allergies, micro-managing daily life to avoid accidentally consuming the wrong food can be a huge burden. They scour labels. They avoid restaurants. They ban their kids from birthday parties, or refuse to enter sports stadiums, worrying that peanut shells littering the ground ...
2019-08-16, 18:26

NYCFC coach freaks out over controversial loss to Red Bulls Daniel Royer scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season in the Red Bulls’ 2-1 win over New York City FC at Red Bull Arena on Sunday in a game rocked by controversy. Royer scored from the penalty spot before halftime to tie the match at 1-1. He then scored quickly after a disputed......
2019-07-15, 07:13

The controversial ketamine-like drug that Trump is pushing on veterans The president has touted the drug’s benefits and offered to help a senior Veterans Affairs official negotiate the purchase of the drugPersonal interest from Donald Trump appears to have put a controversial antidepressant on a fast track at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shoved aside us...
2019-06-18, 18:39

Buttigieg offers most controversial statement yet on campaign trail: Get rid of the DH South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who's spoken in favor of workers' rights in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, raised eyebrows Friday after reportedly championing an economic system that forces some workers to perform additional duties they're not trained for while real...
2019-08-17, 04:52

PAX Cancels Controversial Hosts' Live Podcast, Won't Say Why [Update] The Seattle gaming convention PAX West has canceled a planned live recording of the “Sacred Symbols” gaming podcast, hosted by politically controversial commentators Colin Moriarty and Chris “Ray Gun” Maldonado, that was set to take place at the show on September 2. It hasn’t yet given a reason for ...
2019-08-06, 07:00

'Our water is our gold': Armenians blockade controversial mine In the mountains of Armenia, a previously bucolic spa town is home to a goldmine locals say threatens the country's biggest source of freshwater, and with it, an entire ecosystem....
2019-09-11, 13:00

Cuomo’s controversial MTA appointee clears major hurdle Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial appointment to the MTA board got the blessing of two powerful state Senate committees Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to be confirmed before the legislative session wraps — despite conflict-of-interest concerns and the fact he doesn’t fulfill a residency requir...
2019-06-20, 02:52

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines The World Health Organization has notified U.S. lawmakers that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark...
2019-06-20, 05:39

The Angel Cast Reunited and of Course They Talked About the Controversial Ending Ready to feel old? Angel ended 15 years ago. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff that ran for five seasons premiered 20 years ago in October 1999 and to celebrate the enduring appeal of the......
2019-06-20, 19:39

Baseball team's coach, 6, dresses down umpire after controversial out A summer collegiate baseball team’s pint-sized coach went viral for the second straight week but this time it was for losing his temper on an umpire....
2019-07-17, 17:39

Controversial Chinese Swimming Champion Sun Yang Keeps Getting Protested Highly decorated Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has continued his dominant run at the 2019 World Championships in South Korea, and he has also continued his run of pissing off his opponents. Over the weekend, Australian rival Mack Horton refused to share the podium with Sun after Sun won the 400-meter fre...
2019-07-24, 21:26

India Arrests a Senior Kashmiri Leader Under a Controversial Law (NEW DELHI) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister...
2019-09-16, 15:26

A controversial bill awaits the Tanzanian president's signature Tanzania has steamrolled draft amended laws through parliament despite grave warnings at home and abroad that they will further curtail the rights of citizens of the East African country....
2019-06-28, 19:00

The 2020 Census Will Be Printed Without the Controversial Citizenship Question The Justice Department says the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, says Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of...
2019-07-03, 03:00

Controversial Tiger Woods biography set to become TV mini-series The life of Tiger Woods is set to be depicted on the small screen after a deal was struck up to turn a controversial biography of the 15-time Major champion into a scripted mini-series....
2019-05-23, 12:26

Oldest woman ever or impostor? The controversial case of Calment Jeanne Calment apparently lived to be 122, but divisive new research suggests she wasn't who she seemed. There are huge implications for our understanding of longevity...
2019-05-21, 17:52

Exclusive: Controversial skeleton may be a new species of early human A skeleton found decades ago in South Africa may be a new species of Australopithecus, and could help reveal when our ancestors evolved to walk on two feet...
2019-05-21, 17:52

Christie's auctions controversial Tutankhamun sculpture for $6 million A quartzite bust of the pharaoh Tutankhamun sold for nearly $6 million in a Christie's auction in London despite objections from Egypt that the statue was stolen....
2019-07-06, 01:39

Colin Kapernick Nabs Emmy For Controversial Nike Ad Nike took a major gamble aligning its brand with exiled quarterback Colin Kapernick, and on Sunday, their risk yielded what most would’ve never expected: an Emmy....
2019-09-17, 01:13

London prepares for controversial visit from Trump family For Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's unflappable monarch, the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump, his family and his armoured entourage on Monday means a full day of ceremony and toasts topped by a magnificent banquet at Buckingham Palace....
2019-06-02, 17:26

OK seriously, stop whining about Apple’s controversial new iPhone 11 design I’ve been doing this for long enough to know how certain stories are going to play out. That’s why I knew a year before Samsung even announced the Galaxy Fold that it would be a piece of junk. Samsung Mobile truly shines when it comes to refining designs and technologies that are already...
2019-07-08, 15:39

MLB admits it botched controversial Yankees-Dodgers call SEATTLE — The Yankees were informed by MLB that plate umpire Gabe Morales shouldn’t have granted the Dodgers time in the ninth inning of last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Dodger Stadium. That call likely cost the Yankees a run. Manager Aaron Boone was told Morales should not have stopped the play wi...
2019-08-28, 04:13

San Francisco to paint over controversial George Washington mural San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over a historical George Washington mural once seen as educational but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people....
2019-07-04, 22:39

‘Second Coming’ comic resurrects Jesus as controversial superhero Forgive me, Father, for I have worn spandex. A controversial new comic series hits shelves Wednesday, imagining Jesus returning to Earth as a superhero sidekick, and The Post has an exclusive first look. The satirical work is written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Richard Pace, and if you think ...
2019-07-05, 14:26

TF Sport crowned British GT champions after controversial finish Jonny Adam won his fourth British GT title with TF Sport team-mate Graham Davidson at Donington, as Rob Bell and Shaun Balfe gave the McLaren 720s a maiden category victory...
2019-09-15, 19:26

Like a Virgin? The Controversial Account of Mary, Mother of Jesus The Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, is one of the key symbols of Christianity and a woman whose cult changed the world. However, she may be one of the most misunderstood biblical people. According to some researchers, the famous story of a woman who had never had sexual contact with a man yet gave bir...
2019-08-22, 06:39

Controversial report suggests we're all just going to use Disney+ to re-binge The Simpsons There are any number of reasons to be excited for the advent of Disney+, the entertainment mega-giant’s new streaming service/desperate demand for the last remaining shreds of oxygen in the pop culture biosphere. Maybe you love the idea of Werner Herzog doing a Star Wars. Maybe the possibility of ha...
2019-09-14, 23:52

Battle of the exomoon: Astronomers can't agree on controversial find What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for sure...
2019-05-21, 15:01

Poland bestows honor on controversial British philosopher WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has bestowed a prestigious state honor on a conservative English philosopher who has stirred controversy at home with comments about homosexuality, Islamophobia and Jews. President Andrzej Duda presented Roger Scruton on Tuesday with the Grand Cross of ...
2019-06-04, 17:52

The most controversial Android flagship of the year just leaked in full The iPhone 11 phones are available for preorder, with several iPhone 11 versions and most iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max options being sold out at the moment. The handsets will ship to buyers on September 20th, but just a day before that, Huawei will unveil its third flagship phone of the year (counting ...
2019-09-17, 00:00

Plane spotting at Thailand's controversial airport beach Phuket's Mai Khao Beach is one of Asia's top plane spotting destinations. But authorities in Thailand say they're taking steps to expand the restricted areas around the popular airport beach out of fear for visitors' safety....
2019-06-23, 04:39

Facebook defends not pulling controversial video of Pelosi Facebook released a statement on Friday amid concerns about its decision not to remove an altered video that went viral and appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slurring her words....
2019-05-26, 06:39

Hamilton takes controversial win in Canada after Vettel penalty Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for Mercedes in controversial fashion on Sunday after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line first but was given a five-second penalty....
2019-06-10, 01:39

Taiwan and Japan brace for a potential super typhoon Residents in Taiwan and Japan are bracing for Typhoon Lekima, which could become a super typhoon by the time it hits a Japanese island chain on Thursday....
2019-08-08, 09:52

China orders boycott of top film awards in Taiwan Movie stars from mainland China have been banned from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards — dubbed the "Chinese-language Oscars." It's seen as the latest step by Beijing to up pressure on the self-ruled island....
2019-08-07, 21:52

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence China's defense ministry warned on Wednesday that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan's independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island....
2019-07-24, 09:00

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region....
2019-05-24, 17:52

Solomon Islands switches recognition from Taiwan to China The decision is a major win for China as it seeks to turn a dwindling number of countries that recognize Taiwan. The loss leaves Taiwan recognized by only 16 countries....
2019-09-17, 16:13

Tuvalu election puts Taiwan ties in play The freshly elected lawmakers of the tiny Pacific country of Tuvalu are set to choose a prime minister against a backdrop of China's efforts to erode the region's traditional support for Taiwan....
2019-09-10, 09:00

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell Taiwan arms China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington....
2019-07-16, 08:00

US answers Taiwan's plea for tanks despite Beijing’s anger Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team authorized the sale of military equipment valued at $2.2 billion to Taiwan, just a few months after President Tsai Ing-wen made a public appeal for new tanks and fighter jets in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s saber-rattling....
2019-07-11, 02:26

China bans solo tourists from visiting Taiwan The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-strait tensions....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Taiwan and Japan brace for potential super typhoon Residents in Taiwan and Japan are bracing for Typhoon Lekima, which could become a super typhoon by the time it hits a Japanese island chain on Friday....
2019-08-08, 19:00

Hundreds of couples tie the knot after Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan got married on Friday, the day the country’s new law legalizing the marriages went into effect. The move to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia, came after two decades of LGBT rights activists advocating for the cause....
2019-05-24, 23:52

U.S. Tentatively Approves $2 Billion in Arms Sales to Taiwan The sales, along with a pending visit to the United States by Taiwan’s president, are likely to put further strain on Washington’s relationship with Beijing....
2019-07-09, 10:52

Inflatable ‘Tank Man’ in Taiwan marks Tiananmen protests TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, portrays a pea...
2019-06-01, 09:00

China Says It Will Not Rule out Using Force to Reunify Taiwan With the Mainland (BEIJING) — China said it will not renounce the use of force in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vowed to take all necessary military measures to defeat “separatists.” In a national defense white paper released Wednesday, China listed among its top priorities its res...
2019-07-24, 08:00

Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems Taiwan confirms it has submitted a request to purchase more than 100 U.S. tanks along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems in a major potential arms sale that could worsen China-U.S. frictions...
2019-06-06, 06:26

Taiwan's military stages mock Chinese invasion Thousands of air, sea, and land troops took part in the exercises across the entire island. The drills took place amidst what Taiwan says is increasing military intimidation from China....
2019-05-30, 15:13

Powerful Typhoon Bypasses Taiwan and Heads Toward China Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Taiwan and China because of Typhoon Lekima, and officials on the mainland are worried about torrential flooding....
2019-08-09, 09:13

US Approves Potential $2.2 Billion Weapons Sale To Taiwan The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday....
2019-07-09, 09:52

China calls on U.S. to withdraw arms sale to Taiwan China's foreign ministry called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw a potential $2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action....
2019-07-09, 12:52

Foxconn Founder Pulls Out of Presidential Race in Taiwan Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou said he wouldn’t run for the island’s presidency, a surprise decision that will alter the contours of what will be a hotly contested election....
2019-09-17, 17:00

Factbox: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan in past decade The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and other weapons to Taiwan, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters, prompting anger from China....
2019-06-06, 14:00

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Wants to be Taiwan’s President—and a Go-Between for U.S. and China If you want to know how focused Terry Gou is on the campaign trail, look at his pants. When the billionaire Foxconn CEO gives televised interviews, senior aides crouch by his feet, just off camera. If he strays off message, they’re primed to steer the presidential contender back on course by g...
2019-07-11, 14:00

Trump Administration Is Split Over Arms Sale to Taiwan As the U.S. pursues the sale of more than $2 billion of tanks and other weapons to Taiwan, the Trump administration is split over the potential repercussions the deal may have on efforts to reignite trade talks with China....
2019-06-18, 07:00

Taiwan pushes hard – and late – into digital banking Despite being a global leader in IT and semiconductors, Taiwan has long been a digital laggard. The regulator has just issued the island’s first digital banking licences, but is it a simple case of ‘too late’ rather than ‘better late than never’?...
2019-09-16, 22:00

Taiwan braces for typhoon hours after earthquake strikes A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island....
2019-08-08, 07:52

Taiwan’s military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach FANGSHAN, Taiwan — Taiwanese tanks and soldiers fired at simulated Chinese forces and assault helicopters launched missiles in an anti-invasion drill Thursday on a beach on the island’s southern coast. The live firing was part of annual exercises designed to showcase the military’s capab...
2019-05-30, 13:39

Taiwan's TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S. ban TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker's access to American technology....
2019-05-23, 05:39

China won't rule out force in reuniting Taiwan with mainland The Chinese government said Wednesday it will not rule out the use of force and vowed to take all necessary military measures in efforts to reunite Taiwan with the mainland....
2019-07-24, 12:52

Taiwan used to be home to a huge number of bears. No one really knows how many are left Classified as "endangered" by the Taiwan government, Formosan black bears are being pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal hunting and land clearing....
2019-06-09, 03:39

EVA Air attendants strike halts flights for 1,000s in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strike by flight attendants at EVA Air, Taiwan’s second-largest airline, has left thousands of passengers scrambling for alternative transport. Dozens of flights had been canceled as a Friday after flight attendants walked off the job on Thursday afternoon after negotia...
2019-06-21, 08:13

Taiwan's finance system: Not-so-crazy, rich and regulated Over the last 30 years, Taiwan has become very wealthy – is that in spite of, or because of, the pariah island’s tightly restricted financial system? New finance minister, Su Jain-rong, gives Asiamoney his views....
2019-06-28, 11:52

China to Sanction U.S. Companies for Arms Sales to Taiwan China will sanction U.S. firms that participate in arms sales to Taiwan, after Washington approved sales of $2.2 billion in tanks, missiles and related military hardware, Beijing said....
2019-07-12, 15:39

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan's international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict....
2019-05-24, 07:39

US Approves Possible $8 Billion Fighter Jet Sale To Taiwan: Pentagon The US State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress....
2019-08-21, 01:13

Taiwan: China refuses to rule out force over reunification Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said the army had a "sacred duty" to defend Chinese territory. Beijing still sees Taiwan as part of its territory and is pushing for reunification....
2019-06-02, 07:00

Your 1980s Mitsubishi Delica Van Dreams Live On In Taiwan Have you ever been doing something, minding your own business, say, perhaps, in the middle of a flapjack eating contest, when it suddenly hits you that all of the great mid-engine minivans of the 1980s and 1990s are just gone, at least here in America? Instead of letting that despair consume you, ca...
2019-09-13, 03:52

Taiwan president in U.S. after warning of threat from 'overseas forces' Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from "overseas forces," in a veiled reference to China....
2019-07-12, 03:26

China signals it won’t follow Taiwan in allowing gay marriage BEIJING – The Chinese government signaled on Wednesday that it would not follow Taiwan’s example on same-sex marriage after the first legal unions in Asia were hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill this month that endorsed same-sex marriag...
2019-05-30, 00:39

China, an Eye on Elections, Suspends Some Travel Permits to Taiwan The move appeared intended to influence politics on the self-governing island, and possibly to prevent exposure to Taiwan’s democratic elections or sentiment that favors Hong Kong’s protesters....
2019-07-31, 19:52

U.S. Republican senators push $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Two Republican U.S. senators said on Friday that Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as China "seeks to extend its authoritarian reach" over the region....
2019-08-16, 18:00

If Trump wants tariffs with China, then look to Taiwan and Japan for trade With both sides retreating to their respective corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime soon....
2019-05-21, 14:38

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war....
2019-08-17, 00:00

A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies....
2019-06-24, 07:26

Controversial Silverstone DRS zone dropped for British Grand Prix The controversial Formula 1 DRS zone that included the first two sweeps of the Silverstone circuit has been dropped for this year's British Grand Pri...
2019-07-09, 23:00

| Erdogan's party loses controversial replay of Istanbul election The opposition candidate in the controversial replay of Istanbul's mayoral election was headed for a comfortable victory on Sunday, dealing a blow to the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
2019-06-24, 03:13

Ashley Wagner took on controversial topics before speaking out about sexual assault Ashley Wagner shared her story this week of being sexually assaulted at 17, but the Olympic figure skater has taken on other tough topics in the past.       ...
2019-08-02, 22:52

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city's government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day....
2019-06-15, 08:26

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading...
2019-06-19, 19:13

Manchester United tell Romelu Lukaku to delete controversial tweet • Lukaku revealed confidential details of training session online• Striker, linked with Juventus and Inter, has since removed postManchester United have told Romelu Lukaku to delete a controversial social media post revealing confidential details of a training sprint session. The striker, who is bel...
2019-08-03, 18:26

Scientists Went to China to Create Controversial Human-Monkey Embryos An international collaboration is claiming to have created hybridized human-monkey embryos in China. Disturbingly, the research could result in monkeys capable of producing human organs for transplants, leading to a host of ethical concerns.Read more......
2019-08-02, 23:39

Blues Benefit From Controversial No-Call To Take 3–2 Series Lead Over Bruins The St. Louis Blues won Thursday night in Boston, 2–1, to take a 3–2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. If Game 5 was the last hockey game of the season in Boston, the lasting image of the home finale will be trash raining down on the ice as furious Bruins fans expressed their displeasure with the way ...
2019-06-07, 21:13

Williams defeats Osaka in rematch of controversial US Open final Serena Williams progressed to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup by defeating Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4, the first time the pair had met since the infamous US Open final in September last year....
2019-08-10, 20:39

After Controversial Finale, Bachelorette Hannah Brown Plans For Her Future (NEW YORK) — Now that she’s moved on from being ABC’s “Bachelorette,” Hannah Brown is looking to the future. Brown says she can’t be sure what’s next, but wants to use her platform. “I think there are a lot of opportunities out there for me,” sai...
2019-08-04, 03:39

Sidewalk Labs' controversial data collection project is now a company Replica, a controversial data-gathering initiative for city planners, has now become an official company. Alphabet's city-building incubator Sidewalk Labs confirmed today that the program has closed Series A funding and is now hiring for new roles in......
2019-09-12, 19:00

| World Rugby scraps controversial Nations Championship plans World Rugby has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a Nations Championship saying that resistance to the idea had brought about their decision....
2019-06-19, 21:01

USA 2-1 England: Alex Morgan criticised over controversial tea-sipping celebration USA star Alex Morgan has been criticised for her controversial tea-sipping celebration as she scored against England in the Women's World Cup semi-final....
2019-07-03, 01:39

Researchers defend controversial study investigating marijuana use during pregnancy University of Washington scientists in Seattle are seeking clearer answers in a new study investigating the effects of pot use during pregnancy on infants’ brains. They say previous studies were in animals or complicated by marijuana users’ other habits and lifestyles....
2019-08-08, 21:26

Nike withdraws sneaker as colonial-era US flag proves controversial A shoe from the US firm featuring a former version of the American flag has been withdrawn. The banner, known as the "Betsy Ross" flag, has links to a period of slavery....
2019-07-03, 04:52

Trump Withdraws Controversial Push To Add Citizenship Question To Census President Donald Trump on Thursday backed down from his controversial push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, effectively conceding defeat in a battle he had revived last week and......
2019-07-12, 04:39

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may introduce a controversial design change As smartphone design becomes increasingly uniform on the front—with hair-thin bezels and large displays differentiated only by a small notch or a hole-punch—the back still offers plenty of room for creative freedom and experimentation. Unfortunately, as the number of cameras and sensors (and their s...
2019-05-27, 16:39

Schalke boss Toennies temporarily steps down over controversial comments Schalke 04 president Clemens Toennies has stepped down as club boss for a period of three months following a board hearing into controversial comments he made last week triggering a racism row....
2019-08-07, 11:13

Wimbledon's most controversial outfits – from racy lace to gold hot pants WIMBLEDON has a strict dress code – but this hasn't stopped tennis stars sporting daring fashion. Here are the best outfits we've seen over the years....
2019-07-03, 18:52

Lawmakers call for exemptions from NYC’s controversial congestion pricing plan Lawmakers throughout the city are calling for all kinds of exemptions to the surcharge, which is expected to be $11 to $12 for cars driving between 60th Street and The Battery....
2019-07-07, 08:39

Lionel Messi gets controversial red card but Argentina beat Chile Lionel Messi was sent off before half-time as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a scrappy and bad-tempered Copa América third-place play-off in São Paulo.The match was 34 minutes old when Chile’s captain, Gary Medel, shepherded out a ball near his own goal. Messi challenged him from behind and Medel r...
2019-07-07, 00:39

Hong Kong 'suspends work' on controversial extradition bill City leader Carrie Lam said in a press conference her government would indefinitely 'suspend work' on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997....
2019-06-15, 11:39

El Salvador wartime parties suspend controversial amnesty bill Lawmakers in El Salvador agreed on Thursday to suspend a controversial amnesty bill following an outcry from victims' families, the United Nations and rights groups who said it aimed to whitewash crimes committed during a bloody civil war....
2019-05-24, 19:13

State GOP blast Dems over backing controversial bail reform law ALBANY — Democratic lawmakers are having buyers remorse after voting for a law that allows many criminal defendants to be released without bail pending trial, Republicans charge. On Monday, a contingency headed by Long Island state Senators Jim Gaughran (D-Suffolk) and Monica Martinez (D-Suffolk) ba...
2019-06-11, 09:13

| Promoter defends Joshua's controversial Saudi date with Ruiz Jr Eddie Hearn says the decision to stage Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia can "change boxing forever"....
2019-08-12, 21:39

Employee activism is rising as companies challenged over controversial issues Google was latest company to be lobbied by its employees as they urged it not to work with US agencies involved with the separation and detention of immigrantsLast week, Google became the latest company to be publicly lobbied by its own employees specifically because of US immigration policy.More th...
2019-08-23, 10:26

Controversial Penalty Costs Sebastian Vettel Victory in Canada Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s famed 7 victories at the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday after FIA stewards awarded Sebastian Vettel a 5-second penalty for an unsafe return to the track after a mistake put him four wheels off. Vettel, who qualified on pole, was leading at the time of the inci...
2019-06-09, 22:52

Texas governor signs controversial 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill into law Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community....
2019-06-12, 12:13

Twitch Suspends Popular Leftist Streamer After Controversial 9/11 Comments During a Twitch stream earlier this week, popular leftist streamer Hasan Piker made a statement that would, by pretty much any measure, be considered incendiary. “America deserved 9/11, dude,” he said. “Fuck it, I’m saying it.” Today, Twitch suspended Piker for one week....
2019-08-24, 02:52

Reboot: 5 controversial extracts from Michael Owen's new autobiography Ex-England footballer Michael Owen has ruffled a few feathers in the footballing world with the serialised release of his explosive new autobiography....
2019-09-06, 11:26

Green's creditor fight places controversial CVAs in peril The successful battle fought by Sir Philip Green to rearrange the debts of his Top Shop-to Dorothy Perkins fashion empire, Arcadia, has thrown a spotlight on the whole company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process....
2019-06-13, 03:13

Zimbabwe's controversial founding father Robert Mugabe dies Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe who ruled the country for almost four decades as an autocrat died Friday at age 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced....
2019-09-06, 19:13

Trump shares controversial video recasting his Charlottesville comments The video, produced by a conservative organization, claims journalists committed “malfeasance” by saying Trump had referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”...
2019-08-14, 05:26

Russia to deliver controversial missile system to Turkey ‘within two months’ Turkey is close to receiving the cutting-edge anti-aircraft missiles from Russia that the United States has threatened to block Turkey from getting the F-35 fighter jet over....
2019-06-08, 07:39

Facebook to launch 'supreme court' to judge controversial content Facebook has revealed the rules that will govern its "supreme court" - a new 40-person board that will make the final decision on controversial questions about the social network's content....
2019-09-17, 22:52

FCC chief Ajit Pai backs controversial Sprint, T-Mobile merger T-Mobile’s controversial deal to buy rival Sprint won’t be getting any more static from the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai threw his weight behind the $26 billion mega-merger on Monday, saying the deal could bolster the rollout of high-speed 5G wireless networks across the ...
2019-05-21, 17:52

Guatemalan Congress approves controversial state of siege declaration Guatemala's Congress voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to approve a temporary state of siege in six northeastern provinces, a measure designed to tighten security after several soldiers were killed by suspected drug traffickers....
2019-09-08, 00:26

Controversial at-home rape kits reportedly pulled from market Two companies selling at-home rape kits appear to have pulled them from the shelves in the wake of legal threats, according to a report. The move comes after New York State Attorney General Letitia James ordered the companies behind the PRESERVEkit and the MeToo Kits to “cease and desist”...
2019-09-18, 03:26

Monica’s controversial own goal seals Australia’s comeback against Brazil A much-vaunted Australian side recovered from the threat of group stage ignominy in a match featuring five goals, VAR, a comeback from 2-0 down and champion players inspired by enmity for each other. Related: Australia 3-2 Brazil: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Continue reading......
2019-06-13, 22:52

Mitch McConnell Says President Trump Is ‘Not a Racist’ Despite Controversial Tweets (WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is “not a racist” after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. All of the congresswomen are American citizens. McConnell said at a new...
2019-07-17, 00:00

Rape victim at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial....
2019-08-20, 17:52

Hamilton secures victory in Canada after Vettel is hit with controversial penalty "Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his fifth victory of the Formula 1 season on Sunday after rival Sebastian Vettel was hit by a controversial time penalty."...
2019-06-10, 03:00

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has caved into pressure from protesters by withdrawing the bill. Speaking in a video statement Lam cited the need to "allay public concerns."...
2019-09-04, 12:39

New leak may confirm the most controversial part of Apple’s iPhone 11 redesign There are so many exciting new smartphones set to be released in the coming months. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro are both due in August, Samsung’s horrible Galaxy Fold may also launch soon with a slightly less horrible design, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that Google just unveiled 4...
2019-06-14, 14:39

Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension Taiwan's president on Thursday rebuked China over a ban on individual permits for its visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to manipulate coming presidential elections, amid heightened tension with the giant neighbor....
2019-08-01, 12:13

Trump's tank sale to Taiwan is a boon for Ohio manufacturing The Trump administration's proposed sale of 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks to Taiwan not only serves a national security purpose — it is also a major boost to the Ohio manufacturing sector....
2019-07-12, 15:13

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen warns against 'overseas forces' at beginning of US trip Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States Thursday, warning that democracy in her homeland faced renewed threats from "overseas forces," in comments seemingly aimed at China....
2019-07-12, 13:52

China says strongly opposes Bolton meeting Taiwan official China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Beijing strongly opposes a meeting this month between U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Taiwan's national security chief David Lee....
2019-05-27, 10:13

Taiwan Urges China To Renounce Use Of Force As Beijing Warns Of War Taiwan on Wednesday called on China to renounce the use of force against the self-ruled island, hours after Beijing warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan's independence....
2019-07-24, 15:52

In rebuke to China, Taiwan calls for closer ties with U.S., allies A report released on Wednesday by Taiwan's defense ministry calls for closer ties with the United States and other countries in a rebuke to China's military threat....
2019-09-12, 02:52

Taiwan calls on China to 'repent' for Tiananmen Square crackdown Taiwan has called on China to "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square, as the government remains silent on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy....
2019-06-04, 11:26

China To 'Fight At All Costs' For 'Reunification' With Taiwan: Defence Minister China will fight anyone who tries to interfere in its "reunification" with Taiwan, Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday in a combative speech peppered with threats against the United States over......
2019-06-02, 09:39

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year....
2019-07-14, 10:52

US State Department approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Solomon Islands poised to switch allegiance from Taiwan to China Pacific nation is one of the few countries that recognise Taiwan, but this may soon changeThe Solomon Islands intends to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and align itself with Beijing, the leader of a high-level government team representing the South Pacific archipelago has said.The switch, which s...
2019-09-06, 20:26

China threatens sanctions over sale of US fighter jets to Taiwan The United States has approved the sale of 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. The sale adds to already tense relations between Beijing and Washington....
2019-08-21, 17:26

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters....
2019-06-02, 07:13

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
2019-07-19, 13:26

China to 'fight at all costs' for 'reunification' with Taiwan: defense minister China will fight anyone who tries to interfere in its "reunification" with Taiwan, Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday in a combative speech peppered with threats against the United States over its military presence in Asia....
2019-06-02, 06:13

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
2019-07-13, 11:13

'I feel lucky': Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia Hundreds of couples tie the knot after parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriageAfter decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a ...
2019-05-24, 09:00

Taiwan pledges help for Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary More than 30 protesters arrive in Taiwan to seek shelter from prosecutionTaiwan’s government has said it will provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary, after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an unprecedented storming of the city’s parliament had fled to the is...
2019-07-19, 14:39

China Threatens Sanctions Over Planned U.S. Sale of Jets to Taiwan China said it would sanction any U.S. firm involved in a planned $8 billion sale of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, in retaliation against what it describes as Washington’s attempt to undermine Chinese national security....
2019-08-21, 20:13

Typhoon shuts down businesses, schools in Taiwan as it heads for China Two people were injured Saturday when a weakening Typhoon Bailu crossed southern Taiwan. The storm forced the shutdown of businesses and schools, and airlines canceled more than 350 flights as the island braced for landslides, floods and high seas, Reuters reported. Some 34,000 soldiers were deploye...
2019-08-24, 22:26

Taiwan president to visit U.S. this month, move likely to anger China Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, in a move likely to anger China, which considers the island a renegade province....
2019-07-01, 05:39

On Tiananmen anniversary, Taiwan says China continues to cover up crackdown China continues to cover up the truth about the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Taiwan's president said on Tuesday, ahead of vigils in the region to commemorate the event....
2019-06-04, 05:52

The State Department Is Proposing a $2 Billion Sale of Arms to Taiwan (WASHINGTON) — The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China. The tanks represent a significant upgrade to Taiwan’s aging armored battle fleet. Congress ha...
2019-07-09, 08:26

Taiwan demands China disclose whereabouts of missing citizen Taiwan is seeking information from China about a Taiwanese man missing since last week and who had reportedly distributed photos of Chinese troops just outside protest-racked Hong Kong...
2019-08-30, 12:00

US to sell tanks, missiles to Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing The US State Department approved a sale of $2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including over 100 tanks, despite protests from Beijing. The move still needs to be endorsed by the US Congress....
2019-07-09, 13:26

Taiwan lands aircraft on highway as part of military drills CHANGHUA, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has landed war planes on a normally busy highway to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields. Tuesday’s exercise is part of annual drills designed to showcase the island’s military capabilities and resolve to repel an attack from across the ...
2019-05-28, 09:13

Taiwan says 'unrepentant' China covering up June 4 Tiananmen crackdown China continues to cover up the truth about the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Taiwan's president said on Tuesday, ahead of vigils in the region to commemorate the event....
2019-06-04, 10:39

Lawmakers Accuse Trump and Aides of Delaying F-16 Sales to Taiwan China has objected to the proposed sales, and Congress is worried that President Trump and his trade advisers might try to placate Beijing to get a trade deal....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Pentagon proposes $2.2B arms sale to Taiwan, slighting China The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China....
2019-07-10, 02:26

China Bans Citizens From Traveling to Taiwan as Individual Tourists In its latest effort to increase pressure on Taiwan, Beijing said it will suspend a program that allowed individual tourists from 47 Chinese cities to travel to Taiwan, citing the current state of relations between the two sides. The ban is effective from Aug. 1, according to a statement Wednesday f...
2019-07-31, 18:52

In Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China The move, which Taiwan denounced as bribery by Beijing, is a setback to both Taipei’s global standing and Washington’s regional diplomacy in the Pacific....
2019-09-16, 21:13

U.S. Readies $2 Billion Taiwan Arms Package Despite Protest From Beijing The Pentagon and State Department have informally notified Congress of a potential $2 billion deal with Taiwan that includes the first-time sale of one of the U.S. Army’s top tanks, according to an official familiar with the proposal, drawing protests from China. The deal would contain the M1A...
2019-06-06, 12:00

Balloon 'Tank Man' in Taiwan marks 30 years since Tiananmen crackdown A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement....
2019-05-21, 18:39

US State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan China's Foreign Ministry said last month when the possible sale was first reported that it was seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to self-ruled Taiwan....
2019-07-09, 00:26

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
2019-07-20, 04:39

Taiwan lashes back at Chinese defense minister's threats Taiwan is lashing out at the Chinese defense minister's renewed threat to use force to assert China's claim to the island, accusing Beijing of creating unease in the region and seeking to "expand its hegemony."...
2019-06-03, 08:39

Taiwan lashes back at Chinese defense minister’s threats TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is lashing out at the Chinese defense minister’s renewed threat to use force to assert China’s claim to the island, accusing Beijing of creating unease in the region and seeking to “expand its hegemony.” A statement from the Cabinet’s Mainla...
2019-06-03, 10:13

Taiwan president leaves for U.S., warns of threat from 'overseas forces' Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen headed for the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from "overseas forces", in a veiled reference to China....
2019-07-11, 18:52

Gogoro brings its on-demand electric scooter rentals to Taiwan Gogoro is expanding its on-demand scooter rental service. In August, the two-wheeled, electric Smartscooters will be available as part of a ridesharing program in Taiwan called GoShare. The scooters will use Gogoro's swappable batteries, so instead o......
2019-07-05, 22:26

U.S. Plans More Than $2 Billion in Weapons Sales to Taiwan, Angering Beijing The U.S. is planning a new effort to help the Taiwanese government upgrade its military by allowing Taipei to buy billions of dollars’ worth of weapons systems, possibly including more than 100 tanks—a move that has already drawn criticism from Beijing....
2019-06-07, 05:00

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s navy has held a major live-firing exercise off the island’s east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes. Wednesday’s drills are part of the annual Han Kuang exercises that simulate an attack by China, which claims Taiwan...
2019-05-22, 09:13

Trump Administration Plans to Sell More Than $2 Billion of Arms to Taiwan The proposed weapons package, including 108 tanks, is the costliest in recent years. The sale would add to tensions between the United States and China....
2019-06-07, 03:00

Solomon Islands Ends Ties With Taiwan, Stands by China The Solomon Islands has decided to break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and cast its lot with China, Taiwan’s president said, as Beijing increases pressure on Taiwan ahead of the island’s presidential election in January....
2019-09-16, 18:52

U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal....
2019-07-09, 00:26

Taiwan's marriage law brings frustration and hope for LGBT China Public acceptance is improving, but in some cases Chinese authorities are moving in the other directionIt was a landmark moment for LGBT rights. When Taiwan passed a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, crowds in Taipei erupted into cheers, chanting: “First in Asia”.For those watching from across...
2019-07-05, 11:26

China's military warns against growing threat from Taiwan 'separatists' China has warned against what it describes as a growing threat from "separatists" in Taiwan, and said it would not rule out using force against the self-governed island Beijing regards as part of its territory....
2019-07-24, 14:26

U.S. official urges Pacific Island nations to keep ties with Taiwan Pacific Island countries that have diplomatic ties with Taiwan should maintain them in the face of "heavy handed" attempts by China to reduce Taiwan's overseas contacts, a top U.S. official said on Friday....
2019-05-24, 12:13

UPDATE 3-Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 bln F-16 sale to Taiwan Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday....
2019-08-17, 04:26

Inflatable tank man in Taiwan marks Tiananmen Square anniversary An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, portrays a peaceful encounter between a Chinese ...
2019-06-02, 00:39

Taiwan accuses China of trying to sway elections after losing another ally Taiwan has accused the Chinese government of trying to interfere in upcoming presidential and legislative elections on the island after Beijing lured another diplomatic ally away from Taipei....
2019-09-17, 10:52

Taiwan's China Airlines signs MOU for 11 Airbus A321neo jets Airbus unveiled an aircraft deal with Taiwan's China Airlines on Wednesday, snatching the carrier's medium-haul fleet renewal from Boeing a day after its U.S. rival made a shock entry into the single-aisle fleet of British Airways owner IAG....
2019-06-19, 12:26

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday....
2019-08-17, 08:13

Taiwan issues warnings for year's first typhoon as thousands evacuated Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines canceled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and high seas....
2019-07-17, 09:13

Magnitude 6.0 quake rattles Taiwan, triggers some power cuts A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's northeastern coast on Thursday, the island's weather bureau said, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings....
2019-08-08, 07:52

Huawei Lambasted by China's Online Users for Taiwan Listing China's online users turned their patriotic wrath Wednesday on major domestic phone maker Huawei for not toeing Beijing's line when referring to Taiwan and Hong Kong....
2019-08-16, 16:52

Many in Hong Kong, fearful of China's grasp, flee to Taiwan For Hong Kong resident Yung Xiu Kwan, 67, a proposed extradition law that would allow people in the former British colony to be sent to mainland China for trial was the final straw....
2019-06-18, 14:39

UPDATE 3-China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell Taiwan arms China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington....
2019-07-16, 07:00

Powerful Typhoon Makes Landfall in China After Bypassing Taiwan Typhoon Lekima was expected to move north toward Shanghai on Saturday. About 700,000 people were relocated before the storm’s arrival, state media said....
2019-08-10, 07:52

Trump opens 'third front' against China with Taiwan fighter jet sale President Trump has decided to approve a major sale of new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, advancing a substantial upgrade of the island’s military defenses amid an array of tensions with China....
2019-08-18, 00:39

Taiwan's CPC sees little impact after tanker attacked in Middle East Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said on Friday it was still accessing the damage to a tanker it had charted to carry fuel from the Middle East that was suspected to have been attacked, while the company expected little impact to its supplies....
2019-06-14, 13:13

Samsung enlists controversial influencer for its weird anti-iMessage promotion I’ve always felt that the color of text message bubbles on our phones attracts an inordinate amount of attention in the world today, though I know there are plenty of people out there who get hot under the collar when a green text message bubble from an Android device user breaks up a blue iMe...
2019-08-23, 06:00

‘He’s not controversial, he’s truthful’: Trump praises far-right voices at ‘social media summit’ President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
2019-07-12, 18:26

UK launches controversial chicken shop campaign to combat knife crime The British Home Office has launched a campaign to combat the UK's rising rates of knife crime using promotional material in fast-food shops. A backlash has ensued on social media amid suggestions of racial stereotyping....
2019-08-15, 04:39

Findlay Prep produced 17 NBA players. Then overnight, the controversial program shut down. The Nevada high school for elite basketball prospects was both admired and reviled over a wildly successful run. Now the players left behind are picking up the pieces....
2019-06-27, 21:26

U.S. Officials Attend Opening at Controversial Jerusalem Dig, Deepening Palestinian Animosity JERUSALEM — American officials looked on Sunday as Israel opened a newfound Roman-era street at a divisive archaeological site in east Jerusalem, a move that deepened Palestinian animosity toward the White House’s mediation efforts. U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended the e...
2019-06-30, 23:39

Trump Mimics Asian Accent During Controversial Fundraiser in the Hamptons: Report Equinox and SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross still held his Trump fundraiser this weekend because he’s not going to let a few celebrities and common folk scare him away from his love for white supremacy....
2019-08-13, 02:52

Janet Jackson and 50 Cent to perform at controversial Saudi Arabia concert The stars, along with the rapper Future, have been announced to play at the event after Nicki Minaj withdrew over human rights concernsJanet Jackson and the rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of ...
2019-07-18, 00:39

DuPont to stop buying firefighting foam made with controversial chemicals Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, which are at the center of multiple environmental lawsuits, by the end of 2021....
2019-08-28, 16:52

Factbox: What Hong Kong people are saying about controversial China extradition bill At least half a million people in Hong Kong are expected to brave sweltering heat on Sunday to press the government to scrap a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, organizers of the march said....
2019-06-09, 11:52

Inside the Controversial Company Helping China Control the Future of the Internet Dennis Honrud’s family has been farming wheat in eastern Montana for three generations. Unashamedly old school, Honrud sows only half his 6,000 acres, leaving the rest fallow to avoid soil depletion. “There’s not many of us left,” he laments. Like many workers in the global e...
2019-05-23, 17:00

Why Netflix Is Editing Controversial 13 Reasons Why Suicide Scene Ahead of Season 3 Netflix is doing something it's rarely done before and editing not just any show, but 13 Reasons Why. The streamer announced it is going back into season one and removing the controversial......
2019-07-16, 16:39

Anger as US envoys attend opening of controversial Jerusalem archaeological site The US Ambassador to Israel inaugurated a contentious archaeological dig in Jerusalem Sunday, in an act which a senior Palestinian official described as that of an "extremist Israeli settler."...
2019-07-01, 16:13

Hong Kong protest continues despite withdrawal of controversial extradition bill About 2,000 angry protesters surrounded the police station in the crowded, working-class district of Mong Kok late Friday for a second straight night, demanding accountability over a violent police raid on the nearby Prince Edward subway station on Aug. 31....
2019-09-07, 13:00

Virginia report inconclusive about Ralph Northam, controversial yearbook photo In a rather anticlimactic turn Wednesday, officials in Virginia announced the results of an investigation into a racially-insensitive yearbook from 35 years ago involving Gov. Ralph Northam....
2019-05-22, 18:39

AB de Villiers has no regrets over controversial retirement U-turn ahead of Cricket World Cup South African legend AB de Villiers says he has no regrets over his controversial offer to come out of international retirement for this summer's World Cup, insisting: "it was something I had to get off my chest"....
2019-07-17, 17:52

Malaysia cabinet to discuss residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, said a minister who believed Naik should return to India to face charges of money laundering and hate speech....
2019-08-14, 10:00

Google officially closes 'Dragonfly,' its controversial Chinese search project Google's controversial Project Dragonfly has officially been shelved. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Google's vice president of public policy, Karan Bhatia, said that work on its censored Chinese search engine had been "terminated......
2019-07-17, 12:00

B.C. chiefs call on Canada to cancel funding for controversial Hawaii telescope The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is calling for the Thirty Meter Telescope project to be shut down and for the Canadian government to withdraw its support for the project....
2019-07-24, 21:13

Trump orders review of controversial biofuel waiver program: sources U.S. President Donald Trump has directed members of his Cabinet to review the administration’s expanded use of waivers exempting small refineries from the nation’s biofuel policy, after hearing from farmers angry about the issue during his recent Midwest tour, according to three sources familiar wit...
2019-06-20, 18:13

Salvadoran woman at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted of all charges A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial....
2019-08-20, 05:52

San Francisco School Board May Save Controversial George Washington Mural Following outrage over its vote to paint over the murals, which some considered offensive, the board is considering covering them in a way that preserves them....
2019-08-11, 00:39

Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright spiral house listed for $9.9 million The spiral house Wright designed for his son in an upscale Phoenix neighborhood is listed for $9.9 million, and that includes a $3 million price drop.        ...
2019-06-10, 18:39

The Controversial Role of La Malinche in the Fall of the Aztec Empire: Traitor or Hero? La Malinche (meaning ‘the captain’s woman’), also known as ‘Malinalli’, ‘Malintzin’ or ‘Doña Marina’, is an important figure in the history of Mexico, especially for the pivotal role she played in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. La Malinche is indeed a controversial figure in her country o...
2019-07-24, 20:52

Britney Spears Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Controversial Ex Manager Sam Lutfi UPDATE: Britney Spears was granted a permanent restraining order against Sam Lutfi, a spokesperson for the LA County Superior Courts tells E! News. A judge has ordered the controversial......
2019-06-14, 17:52

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and the most controversial US Open final in history It has been called one of the most controversial matches in tennis history. But what is the real story behind the 2018 US Open women's singles final? Don Van Natta looks back at the match that sparked debate on and off the court....
2019-08-18, 19:13

Hong Kong may pause controversial extradition bill after mass protests Hong Kong's leader is expected to make an announcement Saturday on the future of a controversial China extradition bill, in an apparent bid to quell further unrest and mass demonstrations throughout the semi-autonomous Chinese city....
2019-06-15, 07:00

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community....
2019-07-10, 02:13

President Trump Has Planned a Controversial Fourth of July ‘Salute to America.’ Here’s What to Know President Donald Trump will deliver a presidential address at a controversial “Salute to America” celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on the Fourth of July featuring heavy military equipment and heads of major military branches. The event, which will be added on to t...
2019-07-02, 19:52

Joe Walsh laments past controversial statements while blasting Trump: 'He's a child' Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race, while delivering a blistering attack on the president's character and qualifications....
2019-08-25, 21:13

What's next for Hong Kong? Controversial extradition bill suspended, not scrapped After almost a week of massive street protests, Hong Kong's chief executive said Saturday that she has suspended a controversial extradition bill.        ...
2019-06-15, 23:52

International Pressure Is Growing on Hong Kong Over the Controversial Extradition Bill International pressure on Hong Kong is mounting after police Wednesday deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters opposing a controversial extradition bill that would tighten Beijing’s hold on the semiautonomous territory. The chaos unfolding in the financial hub, where young, bla...
2019-06-13, 13:39

Shinnecock tribe lights up controversial Hamptons billboard despite court order Angry Hamptonites won a court battle last week when a judge ordered the Shinnecock Indian Nation to stop building a set of huge highway-side billboards — but the victory may have come too late, as one of the signs is already in use. The temporary restraining order — which was issued at the request o...
2019-05-29, 01:39