Pressured By China, Lithuania Won’t Back Down Over Taiwan

“There are no plans currently to remove the option of opening the representation [office] in Taipei,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told Foreign Policy in a recent interview. “We’re still going with it.” The showdown appears to have degenerated into a stalemate. Beijing recalled its ambassador from Vilnius—the first time […]

Republic Top 10: ‘PM Modi To Chair BRICS Summit; Paralympics Stars Return Home & More

Taliban confirms meeting between leader Mullah Baradar & Pakistan’s ISI chief Faiz Hameed Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Monday confirmed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Faiz Hameed’s meeting with its de-factor leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as the terrorist group is finalizing a government in Afghanistan. Read full story ‘PM […]