The FBI and the Justice Department maintain a studied silence about the station’s current status.
Freeing the money in South Korean banks was reportedly among the first steps in a longer diplomatic sequence marking the nuclear deal’s revival.
Washington’s experience with the Chinese balloon is enabling countries on the front line of Chinese aggression to take steps to further defend themselves.
‘Should there in fact be a conflict in that area . . . it’s very hard to imagine a scenario where the Philippines will not somehow get involved.’
The unlawful deportation of children is a ‘grave breach’ of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the State Department said.
Xi Jinping signed off on the Chinese government’s first statement regarding the spy balloon that was subsequently shot down off the coast of South Carolina.
The fact that Western firms have seemed to contribute to Beijing’s espionage efforts is itself highly significant.
The State Department has so far declined to label him ‘wrongfully detained’ — a designation that would direct additional government resources to his case.
‘Failure to defend Taiwan would forever damage our position in the Indo-Pacific,’ the Mississippi Republican will tell the Senate.
Biden told Xi to consider what happened after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, with 600 U.S. corporations having pulled out of Russia.