G7 ends talks with criticism of China and Russia // Aljazeera


Taiwan's Tsai wins Canadian government-backed award that Ottawa reportedly tried to block // CNN


Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute // Yahoo News

Military Faceoff

The F-35's Carrier Variant Is Finally Going to Sea // Popular Mechanics

Royal Navy Sends A Strong Warning To China // gcaptain.com


Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump // Politico


Supreme Court Weighs Crack Cocaine Sentencing Disparity // NPR

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

Mark Zuckerberg can no longer deflect blame for Trump's Facebook suspension // CNBC

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Chinese man crosses Strait on raft // Taipei Times

Korean Peninsula

N Korea warns of response to Biden's 'hostile policy' // Taipei Times


Seven dead in Myanmar as Amnesty accuses army of 'killing spree' // Aljazeera

Military Faceoff

China's carrier group conducts exercises in South China Sea // Aljazeera

China's new amphibious assault ship to carry multi-type helicopters, 'enters world-class' ranks // Global Times (China Govt)

British name enormous carrier strike group heading for the Indo-Pacific // Defense News

UK to send Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to Japan, S Korea // Aljazeera

China simultaneously commissions three warships on Navy anniversary // Defense News


Thousands of supporters join staff at Mike Pence's publisher in campaign against book deal // Guardian


Supreme Court's Ethics Problems Are Bigger Than Coney Barrett // Bloomberg

Supreme Court takes up major case over right to carry guns outside the home // CNBC

Washington as Usual

Monopoly & Big Greed

Zuckerberg Gobbles Up Another Big Chunk of Hawaii Beachfront // Yahoo News

Billionaire Is Buying Up Small Colorado Town—and Locals Are Freaked // Yahoo UK Finance


With another human spaceflight success, SpaceX turns toward flying private citizens to space // MSN News

NASA's 'mole' tried to dig into Mars. It didn't go as planned. // Mashable

Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars // CNN


Concert at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood marks return to large-scale events in Los Angeles // Yahoo News