China’s skier Gu dodges U.S. passport question
12 February 2022 | 1:16 pm
San Francisco-born Eileen Gu, who lifted the host country to the top of the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with a freeski Big Air gold on Tuesday, remained evasive on whether she was still holding an American passport.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 in New York, former US counterterrorism czar Richard Alan Clarke described the main threats facing the United States in cyberspace and warned that Russia's cyber weapons could potentially "do a lot of damage" in the US.
The EU and China have agreed that peace talks in Ukraine should begin, and their trade relations should be rebalanced. Analysts remain cautious.
Republicans in control of the Tennessee House of Representatives have expelled two Democratic representatives over a gun control demonstration.
US and Asian allies urge support for North Korea worker ban
Military drills involving Chinese forces are continuing for a second day, with air force sorties. The move comes right after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen returned from her visit to the US.
A Texas court has suspended approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, while a Washington judge ruled in a separate case that access to the drug must be preserved.
China's three-day "Joint Sword" exercise has seen warships and fighter jets simulate targeted strikes on Taiwan. Experts say Beijing's drills may increase the risk of military escalation across the Taiwan Strait.
Donald Trump walked into a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday to become the first-ever criminally indicted former US president. Meanwhile, a couple of weeks ago, the Chinese president was in Moscow. Now Xi Jinping is rolling out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on his first state visit to China since Covid.
US officials are reviewing how a recent leak of highly classified documents could affect national security.
The French president called for the EU to implement its stated policy of "strategic autonomy" and argued the bloc could become a "third pole" alongside China and the US.
The EU is under pressure from the US to take a tougher stance on China's strategic expansion in Southeast Asia. However, European leaders say they want to avoid being seen as an extension of Washington.
The joint military drills are part of the US effort to strengthen its alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China's aggressive actions in the region.
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