U.S. Says Taiwan President Is Just Passing Through. China’s Not Amused
By Meaghan Tobin & Vic Chiang | The Washington Post
Hours before President Tsai Ing-wen’s departure from Taipei, Beijing threatened retribution if she followed through on an expected meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California while on her return journey through the United States from Central America.
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U.S.-Israel Tensions Over Judicial Overhaul Burst Into Open
By Isabel Kershner | The New York Times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel responded defiantly Wednesday to sharp criticism from President Biden over his government’s contentious judicial overhaul plan, declaring that Israel was “a sovereign country” that would make its own decisions.
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