Beijing on Sunday blasted the Pentagon's decision to shoot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon spotted flying over North America, accusing the United States of "clearly overreacting and seriously violating international practice" ...American officials first said on Thursday that they were tracking a large Chinese "surveillance balloon" in US skies ... .
Hunter Biden has friends in high places ... In other developments in the laptop story. Hunter Biden attorney Abbe Lowell tried to walk back his prior admission that the laptop did indeed belong to his client.
At least 23 people have died in hundreds of forest fires whipped up amid a blistering heat wave in south central Chile, a senior government official has said. "We want to mourn the passing of 23 persons," said Deputy Interior MinisterManuel Monsalve, adding that 979 people have been injured in the fires ... .
For the first time, China has revealed the specifications of its YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile, which was first observed last April during a test launch from a Type 055 cruiser. Alongside air-launched and land-based hypersonic missiles, the YJ-21 signals China’s nascent hypersonic weapons triad for conventional deterrence ...Photo ... Carter ... Image.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have gathered for a fifth week of protests against controversial judicial changes proposed by Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu’s government ... “It’s a disgrace, it shall not stand.” ... Local media reported protests in some 20 cities across the country ... .