US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

SYDNEY—Australia will review its rules aimed at discouraging former military personnel from aiding foreign adversaries as U.S. allies grow concerned that China has recruited Western pilots and benefited from their technical expertise. Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles said an investigation into whether former Australian personnel had provided training to China had raised concerns that warranted … Read more

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – US climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the UN climate conference COP27, reviving contacts between countries crucial to global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We need to talk to each other because we are the two largest economies in … Read more

Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The election results arrived late for our deadline on Tuesday, we’re sorry to say, although you can check OpinionJournal.com for our online coverage overnight. But one thing we can say, even before all the votes are counted: If Republicans JD Vance and Mehmet Oz win … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia after pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for talks amid concerns about the mounting costs of the eight-month war. Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kiev for Moscow’s invasion and prosecuting … Read more

Treasury chief Janet Yellen heads to India as US seeks to deepen ties

Treasury chief Janet Yellen heads to India as US seeks to deepen ties

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip to India this week will be the latest attempt by the Biden administration to look past the new power’s longstanding ties to Russia and deepen a relationship it hopes will serve as a counterweight to China. The US has changed its approach to India since the invasion of Ukraine began, … Read more

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has many on the left lamenting the end of democracy in Israel. Even before the vote began, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., NJ) threatened damage to bilateral relations if Israelis voted to the right. The State Department has said it would boycott some right-wing ministers, and President Biden waited … Read more

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

BERLIN – Amid U.S. pressure to increase aid to Ukraine, the European Union is seeking to lock in $18 billion in financial aid to Kiev next year in a way that would give Brussels greater power to ensure the money is delivered. With US economic and military aid to Ukraine far exceeding Europe’s since the … Read more

The Ministry of Taxation gets out of the vote

The Ministry of Taxation gets out of the vote

Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News You name it, the Biden administration has done it to encourage Americans to vote for the Democrats this year. And now the Tax Agency may lend a hand. In October, the IRS extended the window for some people to file a 2021 tax return by one month to November 17. It … Read more

Justice Department announces seizure of Bitcoin, once valued at $3.36 billion

Justice Department announces seizure of Bitcoin, once valued at $3.36 billion

The Justice Department said Monday it had seized cryptocurrency once worth $3.36 billion from a Georgia man who pleaded guilty to stealing bitcoin from the Silk Road online marketplace. The seizure of cryptocurrency, which took place in November 2021 and had not been made public, is the second largest in the history of the Department … Read more