The U.S. reversed its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and that could set back Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood.
The Chinese government has dismissed a New York Times report detailing Beijing's ongoing detention of Muslim minorities, including the Uighurs.
Russia seized the ships and crew nearly a year ago, claiming the Ukrainian vessels were in its waters illegally.
Water levels peaked at nearly five feet on Sunday, flooding already soaked shops, restaurants and hotels.
Anti-government demonstrators set up a heavily fortified camp on Hong Kong Polytechnic University's campus last week.
When the man arrived in Virginia, authorities questioned him and inspected his electronics.
Troops have been allowed to do community service without the government's permission since last year.