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World - International
11/7/2022 2:18:42 PM
Britain announced Monday that a trade minister was heading to Taiwan for the first in-person talks since the coronavirus in a bid to strengthen ties with the island, a trip that sparked a rebuke from Beijing.

World - International
11/2/2022 10:35:45 AM
Air raid sirens sounded on a South Korean island and residents there evacuated to underground shelters after North Korea fired about a dozen missiles Wednesday, at least one of them in its direction and landing near the rivals' tense sea border. South Korea quickly responded by performing its own missile tests in the same border area.

World - Africa
11/1/2022 9:00:20 PM
In 1835 Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, was exploring an island in the Galápagos archipelago when he encountered “two large tortoises, each of which must have weighed at least two hundred pounds”. He had never seen anything like them. He became entranced by the animals and took at least one back to England as a pet.

World - International
11/1/2022 7:50:55 PM
A major search and rescue operation was underway Tuesday for dozens of migrants reported missing after the overloaded sailing boat they were on capsized and sank in stormy weather overnight off an island near the Greek capital, authorities said.

World - International
10/30/2022 3:55:29 PM
Regional powers poured record amounts of cash into the Pacific Islands during the coronavirus pandemic to help them weather the economic fallout as competition for influence heats up between China and the West.

World - International
10/15/2022 2:53:30 PM
A man was found dead and two others were missing on Saturday after torrential rain brought major flooding to the Greek island of Crete, emergency workers said.

World - International
10/8/2022 8:42:02 PM
The death toll from the migrant boat wreck at the Greek island of Kythira, which prompted a dramatic cliffside rescue, has climbed to at least 11, the coastguard said Saturday.

Egypt - Society
10/2/2022 11:58:20 AM
An earthquake measuring 5.26 on the Richter scale hit Sunday south of the Mediterranean Greek island of Crete, approximately 430 kilometres north of Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh, the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) announced.

World - International
9/28/2022 1:52:39 PM
Japan and China on Thursday mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of their ties, but there isn't much of a celebratory mood. Improved ties between Asia's two biggest economies are considered vital to the region's stability and prosperity, but they remain at odds over disputed East China Sea islands and China's growing military and economic assertiveness in the region.

COP27 - Climate change
9/24/2022 1:04:59 PM
Egypt understands the seriousness of the losses and damages suffered by small island developing nations due to climate change and will make the issue key in discussions at the COP27, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told a meeting of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) ) on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UNGA in New York on Saturday.

World - Region
9/20/2022 4:17:17 PM
Cyprus has assisted in rescue of a small wooden boat crammed with more than 300 migrants that was floating adrift 203 kilometers (126 miles) west of the island nation, a Cypriot official said Tuesday.

World - International
9/20/2022 10:44:31 AM
A strengthening Hurricane Fiona barreled toward the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as it threatened to strengthen into a Category 3 storm, prompting the government to impose a curfew.

World - International
9/19/2022 9:41:02 AM
Hurricane Fiona smashed into Puerto Rico on Sunday, knocking out the US island territory's power while dumping torrential rain and wreaking catastrophic damage before spinning off towards the Dominican Republic.

World - International
9/18/2022 10:12:01 PM
Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico's southwest coast on Sunday after causing an island-wide power blackout and threatening to dump ``historic'' levels of rain.

World - International
9/18/2022 10:00:49 AM
A strong earthquake shook Taiwan on Sunday as a series aftershocks hit the self-governing island off China's east coast.

World - Region
9/7/2022 5:58:13 PM
A group of French lawmakers landed in Taiwan on Wednesday, the first high-level European delegation since China conducted huge war drills to protest a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

World - International
9/6/2022 7:47:25 PM
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that China is conducting "cognitive warfare'' by spreading misinformation in addition to its regular military incursions into nearby waters and airspace intended to intimidate the self-governing island.

World - International
9/3/2022 10:47:24 AM
The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as U.S.-China tensions escalate over the status of the island.

World - International
9/1/2022 4:16:39 PM
Taiwanese soldiers on a tiny islet just off China's mainland shot down an unidentified commercial drone on Thursday as a local tycoon vowed to train millions of "civilian warriors" to defend the island.

World - International
9/1/2022 11:06:25 AM
Bankrupt Sri Lanka will receive a conditional $2.9 billion bailout to repair its battered finances, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday, following a bruising economic crisis that saw the island nation's president chased from the country.

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