Taiwan warns Chinese drills show ambitions beyond island

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned on Tuesday that Chinese military exercises are not only a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island, but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei has conducted its own drills to underscore its readiness to defend itself. Angered by US House Speaker … Read more

Taiwan warns Chinese drills show ambitions beyond island

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned on Tuesday that Chinese military exercises are not only a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island, but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei has conducted its own drills to underscore its readiness to defend itself. Angered by US House Speaker … Read more

3 more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports on Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international grain export deal has since been suspended. Russia invaded Ukraine progressed slowly. But major obstacles lie ahead getting food to the countries that … Read more

Blinken: Chinese military exercises are a “significant escalation”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Chinese military exercises targeting Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that it urged Beijing to back down. China has launched the exercises following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan … Read more

Russia and Ukraine swap responsibility for deadly attack on POW prison

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Friday of bombing a prison in a breakaway region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupolthe city where troops withstood a months-long Russian siege. Both sides said the attack was premeditated … Read more

Zelenskyy visits port as Ukraine prepares to ship grain

ODESA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited a Black Sea port on Friday to watch crews prepare to export grain trapped by Russia’s Five Month Wara week after an agreement was reached to allow the delivery of essential food to millions of poor people facing hunger worldwide. “The first ship, the first ship … Read more