International

China air force goads Taiwan with Hokkien-language video

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force has released a propaganda film dubbed into Hokkien, a language strongly identified with Taiwan's pro-independence movement, showing bomber aircraft which have been involved in flying patrols around the self-ruled island.

Philippines decries European Parliament's 'interference'

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines decried what it said was interference in its internal affairs by the European Parliament, which urged the Southeast Asian nation in a resolution to end "extrajudicial killings" and abandon plans to reintroduce death penalty.

U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia's ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said.

U.S., Colombian probe targets Venezuela food import program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela's food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled through businesses in nearby countries.