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Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

BRUSSELS - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond. | Video

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Japan eyes defense budget hike to fortify island chain facing China

TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing.

East China Sea, China, Japan 4:20am EDT

China praises Taiwan war contribution as official arrives for parade

BEIJING/TAIPEI - A senior Chinese leader praised the people of Taiwan for their contribution to winning World War Two on Monday, as a former senior Taiwan official arrived for a military parade which has sparked controversy on the self-ruled democratic island.

7:27am EDT

Pakistani official says Haqqani militants weakened, despite US concern

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's foreign policy chief responded to U.S. concerns that the country remains a haven for the feared Haqqani network, saying on Monday that the militants have been weakened by an army offensive and now operate mostly out of Afghanistan.

8:49am EDT

Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge

BERLIN - Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015.

Greece, 1:59am EDT

U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft: Washington Post

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Tech, Cybersecurity, China 6:01am EDT

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