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U.S. Complains About Aggressive Interception of Navy Aircraft by Venezuelan Fighter Jet

According to a statement issued by the United States Southern Command this weekend, a Navy reconnaissance plane was unsafely intercepted by a SU-30 Flanker from the Bolivarian Air Force while flying over the Caribbean Sea.
 
The Venezuelan fighter jet apparently came very close to the American EP-3 Aries II aircraft and flew next to it longer than intercept missions call far, thus endangering the safety of the reconnaissance plane.
 
Venezuela acknowledged the interception and claimed that the U.S. Navy plane entered sovereign airspace without permission; however, American officials claim that the aircraft was flying in international airspace at the time.
 
The U.S. military flies many missions over the Caribbean, quite a few of the missions are conducted by spy planes that keep an eye on Venezuela, and they do so by means of flying right on the boundary of international airspace. Venezuela claims that nearly 80 American military planes have crossed the boundary this year and entered sovereign airspace.

Police Fire Tear Gas at Hong Kong Demonstrators Protesting the Use of Tear Gas

Over the last few weeks, pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong have staged massive protests against various government measures, and this weekend they organized demonstrations against riot control police officers and their use of force.
 
Hong Kong police officers have previously fired rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons at protesters; in some cases, the use of these tactics has been justified because at least one rally caused vandalism, but most have been peaceful.
 
Ironically, protesters who rallied on Sunday to call for an independent investigation into riot control police units were pushed back with tear gas as they attempted to enter the office of the Chinese Communist Party.

U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Believes the President is Guilty of Various Crimes

According to Representative Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York who is also the current chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the report filed by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller after he completed a lengthy investigation on United States President Donald Trump provides enough evidence of "high crimes and misdemeanors.
 
" Chairman Nadler is expected to hear testimony from Robert Mueller when he appears before Congress on July 24, but he seems ready to start impeachment proceedings because this would be the only way to hold President Trump accountable since Justice Department rules do not allow him to be criminally indicted.
 
It should be noted that Mueller did not actually determine whether Trump committed crimes related to Russian interference in the 2016 elections; he left it up to Congress to decide the appropriate course of action, and the Judiciary Committee would be expected to consider impeachment even though Democratic leaders have shied away from doing so for political reasons.

Marvel Studios Reveals New Batch of Superhero Films

After more than 20 movies related to the Avengers fictional universe, Marvel fans believed that the film studio would be taking it easy for a while; however, this is not the case.
 
At the annual San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, the president of Marvel Studios announced 10 new film productions featuring superheroes who are not necessarily part of the Avengers.
 
Here are some notable projects and their respective stars:

Blade the Vampire Hunter: Mahershala Ali
Thor: Natalie Portman
The Eternals: Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek
Shang-Chi: Simu Liu
Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson
U.S. Complains About Aggressive Interception of Navy Aircraft by Venezuelan Fighter Jet

According to a statement issued by the United States Southern Command this weekend, a Navy reconnaissance plane was unsafely intercepted by a SU-30 Flanker from the Bolivarian Air Force while flying over the Caribbean Sea.


 
The Venezuelan fighter jet apparently came very close to the American EP-3 Aries II aircraft and flew next to it longer than intercept missions call far, thus endangering the safety of the reconnaissance plane.
 
Venezuela acknowledged the interception and claimed that the U.S. Navy plane entered sovereign airspace without permission; however, American officials claim that the aircraft was flying in international airspace at the time.
 
The U.S. military flies many missions over the Caribbean, quite a few of the missions are conducted by spy planes that keep an eye on Venezuela, and they do so by means of flying right on the boundary of international airspace. Venezuela claims that nearly 80 American military planes have crossed the boundary this year and entered sovereign airspace.

Police Fire Tear Gas at Hong Kong Demonstrators Protesting the Use of Tear Gas

Over the last few weeks, pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong have staged massive protests against various government measures, and this weekend they organized demonstrations against riot control police officers and their use of force.
 
Hong Kong police officers have previously fired rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons at protesters; in some cases, the use of these tactics has been justified because at least one rally caused vandalism, but most have been peaceful.
 
Ironically, protesters who rallied on Sunday to call for an independent investigation into riot control police units were pushed back with tear gas as they attempted to enter the office of the Chinese Communist Party.

U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Believes the President is Guilty of Various Crimes

According to Representative Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York who is also the current chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the report filed by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller after he completed a lengthy investigation on United States President Donald Trump provides enough evidence of "high crimes and misdemeanors.
 
" Chairman Nadler is expected to hear testimony from Robert Mueller when he appears before Congress on July 24, but he seems ready to start impeachment proceedings because this would be the only way to hold President Trump accountable since Justice Department rules do not allow him to be criminally indicted.
 
It should be noted that Mueller did not actually determine whether Trump committed crimes related to Russian interference in the 2016 elections; he left it up to Congress to decide the appropriate course of action, and the Judiciary Committee would be expected to consider impeachment even though Democratic leaders have shied away from doing so for political reasons.

Marvel Studios Reveals New Batch of Superhero Films

After more than 20 movies related to the Avengers fictional universe, Marvel fans believed that the film studio would be taking it easy for a while; however, this is not the case.
 
At the annual San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, the president of Marvel Studios announced 10 new film productions featuring superheroes who are not necessarily part of the Avengers.
 
Here are some notable projects and their respective stars:

Blade the Vampire Hunter: Mahershala Ali
Thor: Natalie Portman
The Eternals: Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek
Shang-Chi: Simu Liu
Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson