December 6, 2021 6:10 pm

Pence calls on Biden to show ‘strength’ on North Korea and China

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the Biden administration should apply “maximum pressure” on North Korea but keep open the possibility of talks with its leader Kim Jong-un, replicating the approach President Trump used to engage the dictator. “The truth is that weakness arouses evil,” Mr. Pence told dignitaries from South Korea and…

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Taiwan says it will bolster defenses in response to China’s bullying

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Sunday to fight any attempt by China to annex or militarily absorb Taiwan, asserting that the island democracy will strengthen its defenses in response to the most aggressive posturing by Beijing in decades. “We will continue to bolster our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves in order…

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Iran smuggling high-tech drones to militant allies, opposition group says

Iran’s theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a leading Iranian dissident group. The Iranian military’s embrace of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles…

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China tells U.N. it will no longer finance coal power plants around the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to the United Nations on Tuesday that China will no longer build coal power plants in other countries, making a broader appeal for multilateral cooperation amid rising tensions with Washington. The announcement, contained int a pre-recorded speech by Mr. Xi to the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, amounts…

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