President Biden is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month. The White House announced that the two leaders will meet in person for the first time since Biden took office. This meeting comes months after rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and could potentially lead to eased relations between the two countries. Biden and Xi Jinping are set to discuss a range of issues, including finance and cybersecurity. It will be interesting to see what progress is made and how the relationship between the two countries evolves following the meeting.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant damage around the world, and the British government is now facing an inquiry into their policy decisions. The inquiry will focus on the roles of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, advisor Dominic Cummings, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak and their decisions related to the pandemic. This inquiry will likely increase public scrutiny of their handling of the crisis and the potential impacts that their decisions will have on many lives in Britain, and indeed throughout the world.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters disrupted a congressional hearing on military aid for Israel, resulting in the hearing being halted early. Three protesters were removed and arrested by Capitol police for interrupting the proceedings. After the incident, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs issued a statement strongly condemning any disruption of congressional hearings, regardless of a person’s personal beliefs. The hearing was to discuss an agreement between the US and Israeli governments to provide $3.8 billion in military aid in 2020.