• U.S., allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea’s failed military spy satellite launch

    The United States and its allies clashed with Russia and China on Friday over North Korea’s failed launch of a military spy satellite this week in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, which Moscow and Beijing refused to condemn.

  • China's Indo-Pacific Agression Pushing India Closer to U.S., Say Experts

    China’s ongoing aggression and ambitions across the Indo-Pacific has caused India to move closer to the United States and Europe militarily and economically, according to Asian security experts. China has tested India’s borders, threatened Taiwan’s democracy and made aggressive territorial claims in the region that have influenced India, calculus, the experts argued last week at […]

  • EU’s top diplomat corrects he ‘explains’ Ukraine’s needs for ammunition to S.Korea

    SINGAPORE – The European Union's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, clarified Sunday that he "explained Ukraine's needs for ammunition" to the South Korean defense minister, correcting his statement on the bilateral talks. The correction came hours after South Korea's Defense Ministry issued a statement and said there was no discussion between Defense Minister Lee and Borrell regarding ammunition support for Ukraine. Both held a separate meeting on the sidelines of the S

  • ‘Clock has hit midnight’: China loans pushing world’s poorest countries to brink of collapse

    Adozen poor countries are facing economic instability and even collapse under the weight of hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign loans, much of them from the world’s biggest and most unforgiving government lender, China. An Associated Press analysis of a dozen countries most indebted to China—including Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia,

  • China’s new ambassador to the U.S. arrives Tuesday

    Xie Feng’s landing follows Biden’s prediction of a “thaw” in bilateral ties.

  • U.S., Taiwan sign trade deal over China’s opposition

    The United States signed a trade agreement Thursday with Taiwan over opposition from China, which claims the self-ruled island democracy as part of its territory.

  • S. Korea, US issue warning about N. Korea hacking group

    South Korea and the US issued a warning about a state-backed North Korean hacking group in a joint statement Friday, with Seoul slapping a ban on the group -- the first time for any single country to do so. The group Kimsuky is known for collecting intelligence on national security and foreign policy issues involving the Korean Peninsula from individuals and institutions, and has been providing such intelligence to the North while helping the isolated country to develop what it claims are...

  • [Breaking] North Korea fires projectile, S. Korea on high alert

    North Korea fired a projectile at about 6:32 a.m., South Korea’s military said Wednesday. The projectile, which the North claims is a space launch vehicle, was launched in the southerly direction, setting off warnings across regions in the South, including Seoul. President Yoon Suk Yeol called an emergency National Security Council meeting. The North had earlier announced that a space launch vehicle carrying a military satellite will be launched between May 31 and June 11.

  • Inside Samsung’s and Apple’s Manufacturing Moves Outside of China

    A range of geopolitical factors are pushing tech giants to relocate their operations from China. Here’s a closer look at the strategy behind Samsung’s and Apple’s manufacturing moves outside of China. Photo illustration: Amber Bragdon

  • N. Korea plans satellite launch as S. Korea aims for deterrence

    North Korea said Tuesday its military would launch its first-ever reconnaissance satellite in June to monitor in real time "hostile military activities" led by the US, amid a doubling down on joint military drills by South Korea and the US. In a statement by the North’s state media Korean Central News Agency, Ri Pyong-chol, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, said “careless military movements by Washington and Seoul&

  • China’s new defense chief ghosts the U.S., but meets with Europeans

    At top Asian security forum, Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu refused to go beyond a handshake with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin.

  • Revealed: The secret push to bury a weedkiller’s link to Parkinson’s disease

    Internal documents from chemical giant Syngenta reveal tactics to sponsor sympathetic scientific papers and mislead regulators about unfavorable researchThe global chemical giant Syngenta has sought to secretly influence scientific research regarding links between its top-selling weedkiller and Parkinson’s, internal corporate documents show.While numerous independent researchers have determined that the weedkiller, paraquat, can cause neurological changes that are hallmarks of Parkinson’s,...