WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that could deepen a rift with NATO ally Washington and trigger fresh U.S. sanctions.
JAKARTA/HANOI — Vaccine diplomacy by China and the U.S. has entered a new stage as their drugmakers transfer technology to players in Southeast Asia to kick-start local production. The region has welcomed these efforts, since it provides a greater boost to the pharmaceutical industry there and creates more jobs than shipments of ready-for-use coronavirus jabs.…
SEOUL — Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on Friday called the idea of formally ending its war with South Korea “interesting,” signaling that her country may be open to discussing the matter.
UNITED NATIONS — A diplomatic face-off is developing in New York between two representatives of Afghanistan — the Taliban and the remnants of the government led by former President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country after the Islamist militants took over Kabul.
NEW YORK — In a speech sprinkled with words such as “democracy” and “freedom,” Chinese President Xi Jinping used his address to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday to slam the past two decades of U.S. foreign policy and portray China as the defender of a U.N.-centered international order.
HONG KONG/NEW YORK — A wave of fear over Chinese economic growth swept through global markets on Monday as China Evergrande, the country’s most indebted property developer, teetered on the brink of default and investors worried about the consequences for its domestic peers and international commodity prices.
TOKYO — As ransomware attacks grow increasingly frequent, more than half of the targeted organizations in seven major markets have made payments, according to a recent survey. Roughly 2,400 out of 3,600 companies and organizations surveyed by U.S. cybersecurity specialist Proofpoint faced a ransomware attack in 2020, with 52% paying the attacker in the hopes…
TOKYO — Automobile production cuts triggered by a global chip shortage and the raging pandemic in Southeast Asia have now reached consumers as buyers of Toyota and Honda vehicles are asked to wait more than a year to receive vehicles they have ordered.
WASHINGTON — An American military commander sent shock waves around the world during his congressional testimony earlier this year when he nailed down a specific time frame on a possible Taiwan contingency.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING — The crux of the AUKUS defense pact announced Wednesday by the U.S., the U.K. and Australia is an arrangement that will give Canberra its first nuclear-powered submarines and boost the naval power of another American ally in the Pacific.