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Belarus hands note of protest to Ukraine’s military attache
On Sunday, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense summoned Ukraine's military attache over alleged airspace violations by Ukraine. Belarus's Defense Ministry delivered a note of protest to the Ukrainian official.
 
China’s rapidly developing space capabilities are of concern
US Space Force's second in command, Gen. David Thompson, warned on Sunday of the "tremendous threat" posed by China to US galactic domination. Thompson's comments on "Fox News Sunday" highlighted concerns of China surpassing the US in space with the country already having a "full sweep of cyber capabilities."
 
US and allies concerned about “summary killings” in Afghanistan
In a joint statement, the US and a host of other countries stated they "are deeply concerned by reports of summary killings and enforced disappearances" of former members of Afghanistan's security forces. The statement issued on Saturday said, "We underline that the alleged actions constitute serious human rights abuses and contradict the Taliban's announced amnesty."
 
Biden schedules video call with Putin over Ukraine tensions
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing situation at the Ukraine-Russian border. White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated, "Biden will underscore US concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
 
Network fires anchor Cuomo over involvement in brother’s scandals
On Saturday evening, CNN stated it had fired Chris Cuomo following new revelations from a legal review into Cuomo's involvement in managing his brother's sexual harassment scandal. The network issued a statement announcing it had terminated Cuomo "effective immediately," coming just days after being suspended pending a review.
 
Biden explains the hoarseness in his voice
President Joe Biden had a raspy cough as he spoke to reporters about the November job report. President Biden said he caught a cold from his grandson when asked about it.
 
US, Mexico to reinstate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
On December 2nd, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it was working with the Government of Mexico (GOM) to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) - aka the "Remain in Mexico" policy - following a federal court order. As per the MPP, people seeking asylum in the US need to wait in Mexico while officials consider their asylum claims. The Biden administration had suspended and eventually terminated the Trump-era policy upon taking office.
 
US, EU hold dialogue on China in Washington
On December 2nd, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary-General Stefano Sannino participated in the US-EU Dialogue on China in Washington, DC. The US Department of State and the European External Action Service voiced "strong concern" regarding China's actions in the South and East China Seas and the Taiwan Strait, citing that they may undermine the peace and stability of the region.
 
Blinken warns Lavrov in Stockholm
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, warned Moscow of the "severe costs" Russia would pay if it invaded Ukraine. The warning was delivered to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a meeting in Stockholm.
 
Nine Trump-aligned lawyers to pay $175K in sanctions
Nine Trump-aligned lawyers, who sued public officials over claims of illegally manipulating votes during the 2020 elections in Michigan, have been ordered to pay $175,000, total, in sanctions. US District Judge Linda Parker ordered nine attorneys, including Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, to cover the legal costs of defending the suits.