China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island Beijing claims as its own . Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but … Read more

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its control. The five-member delegation, led by … Read more

Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate attack

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. Taiwan’s armed forces issued an alert, dispatched air and naval … Read more

China sanctions Pelosi, sends 100 warplanes to Taiwan drills

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships have taken part in live-fire military drills surrounding Taiwan over the past two days, while announcing sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her visit to the self-governing island earlier this week. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that … Read more

Latest News LIVE: RBI likely to hike rates in key monetary policy review today

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC’s) statement on Friday announced a rate hike of 50 basis points to 5.40 per cent. The bi-monthly meeting of the RBI MPC started on Wednesday, and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday announced that marginal spending facility rate and the bank rate were … Read more

Angry China Fires Missiles Around Taiwan In Largest-Ever Military Drills

Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan yesterday after a trip that challenged a series of stark threats from China. Beijing: China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships on Thursday as it held its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, a show of force sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. Pelosi … Read more

China begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

The Chinese military began live ammunition drills near Taiwan on Thursday in a days-long apparent show of force after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island. Latest: Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said it activated its defense systems after China’s military launched multiple ballistic missiles into Taipei’s northeast and southwest waters. “We condemn such … Read more

Dow futures gain slightly after the three major averages notched a second day of losses

European markets mixed as cautious sentiment persists; Avast up 42% European stocks were mixed on Wednesday, continuing the cautious regional trend this week. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.2% in early trade, with cars falling 1.5% while tech stocks gained 1.2%. It’s a busy day for earnings in Europe, with Commerzbank, SocGen, BMW, Banco BPM, … Read more

Pelosi says Taipei visit makes it ‘unequivocally clear’ US will not abandon Taiwan

CNN — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her trip to Taiwan was intended to make it “unequivocally clear” that the United States would “not abandon” the democratically governed island. “We are proud of our enduring friendship,” said Pelosi, speaking alongside Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the presidential office in Taipei on Wednesday morning local … Read more

US Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, raising China tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island that is claimed by China in 25 years. Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tensions between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to be … Read more