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Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou will visit China

Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China next week in what a spokesman called a bid to ease tensions between the self-ruled island and the mainland. Ma presided over a period of warm ties with Beijing, but left office under a cloud after a trade deal with the mainland failed to win approval.

Then Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, left, and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands at the Shangri-la Hotel on Nov. 7, 2015, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

North Korea: Latest missile simulated nuclear counterattack

North Korea said Monday it simulated a nuclear attack on South Korea with a ballistic missile launch over the weekend that was its fifth missile demonstration this month to protest the largest joint military exercises in years between the U.S. and South Korea.

U.S. Army soldiers prepare for their exercise at a training field in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, March 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)



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