UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
China's continued cooperation with Russia and its conduct toward its neighbors and the South China Sea make the Communist nation a security threat, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
Yoon stressed that aside from three countries, no other country can fully protect itself on its own.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
Two government websites, as well as state-affiliated media sites, were hacked by a group claiming to be linked to "Anonymous."
EU: Greece to leave 'enhanced surveillance framework this month
Greece will be leaving the European Union’s “enhanced surveillance” framework this month. The country’s finance minister announced that Greece would be exiting the framework on August 20.
Greek finance minister Christos Staikouras said Wednesday that Greece would be exiting the bloc’s “enhanced surveillance” framework on August 20 after 12 years. Staikouras cited that the move will allow Greece to have more freedom in economic policy.
“After 12 years…a difficult chapter for our country comes to a close,” said Staikouras. “Greece returns to a European normality and will no longer be an exception in the eurozone.”
Staikouras added that Greece has delivered on the bulk of policy commitments and reforms that it promised. The August 20 exit was confirmed by the European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.
The exit of Greece from the framework would mean more freedom in implementing economic policy and will bring the country a step closer to regaining its “investment grade” status, according to Staikouras.
The surveillance framework aimed to ensure the continued adoption of measures to address possible sources of economic difficulty and structural reforms to support sustainable economic growth.
Greece’s economic policy and developments were monitored under the framework since 2018, following Athens’ exits from three international bailouts, which add up to 260 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
Since leaving the bailouts back in 2018, Greece has relied on the markets for its financial needs.
Early this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed Monday that he was not aware that the phone of Socialist Party leader Nikos Androulakis was tapped in 2021. The reports that broke this week resulted in outrage, with opposition parties calling for an investigation and describing the revelations as the “Watergate” for Mitsotakis.
Mitsotakis, who is up for re-election this year, apologized to Androulakis Saturday, saying that he was not aware of the intelligence service tap and that he would not have approved it if he was.
“What took place may have been lawful but it was a mistake. I did not know and obviously, I would have never allowed it,” said Mitsotakis in his speech to the nation Monday.
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