Chinese officials have been fighting a war of words with their US counterparts in the Biden administration in recent months amid the latest escalations of China-US tensions over Taiwan. Beijing considers the island to be an integral part of China, and has threatened to take action against both its “separatist” politicians and their foreign backers.
The US DoJ's decision to take down Iran's Press TV website is yet more proof that Washington is not seeking peace in the region but instead opting to suppress of freedom of speech and expression, according to Dr Ahmad Ali-Akbari, director of the training and international relations, and a senior advisor to the president of Press TV.
James Dale Reed, 42, is facing five years in prison for the federal charge of threatening a major candidate for president or vice president. His sentencing is scheduled for 27 July in the US District Court in Baltimore.
Lionel Messi has set multiple records, including the most goals scores for one club (474). He's also the only player to win six Ballon d'Or awards but Messi is yet to win a major trophy for his country.
The Biden administration dramatically increased so-called "freedom of navigation" operations in the East and South China Seas, and on the diplomatic front has worked to create a major new alliance to "contain" China. Beijing has blasted these efforts, accusing the US of trying to create global chaos.
Not everyone is impressed with the show, arguing that the US Army should be focussed on other things like air and ground combat.
Pretty Yende, a 36-year-old soprano from South Africa, was travelling to France from Italy for a performance on Monday when she was detained at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The antivirus software creator was arrested at Barcelona Airport in early October when he was about to board a flight to Istanbul with a British passport.