China said Wednesday that it will levy sanctions against US companies linked to a planned $8 billion sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations.
Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella began two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to the formation of the country’s 67th government since World War Two or to early elections.
Japan and South Korea on Wednesday agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade, and put a deep chill on ties between Washington’s two biggest Asian allies.
Terrorists and allied militants withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria on Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the terrorist-run Idlib region, a war monitor said.
Iran's Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the US administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran would not bring Iran to heel or bring it back to the negotiating table.