/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island.“China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” foreign ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday.The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at China ...

/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh.While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team said ...

Feb 21, 2017

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation.The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva — a prominent socialite and lawmaker — sees her now become ...