Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
Iran, EU to restart nuclear deal talks
The months-long discussions between Iran and the US to restart the 2015 nuclear deal was put on hold following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Following a visit by the European Union’s foreign policy head to Tehran, both sides have agreed to restart negotiations.
Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and the European Union’s Josep Borrell announced Saturday during a news conference that indirect negotiations with Washington to restart the nuclear deal will resume in the coming days.
Amirabdollahian told the reporters present that the economic benefits that Tehran will receive from restarting the original deal are the most important for the country.
“Whatever issue that can impact Iran’s economic benefits will not be agreeable,” for the country and for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, said Amirabdollahian. “We hope, specifically, that the American side will this time realistically and fairly engage in committed and responsible acts reaching the final point of an agreement.”
Borrell also welcomed the restarting of negotiations, saying the restoration of the 2015 nuclear agreement would benefit not just the region but the whole world. Borrell also said he would like to return to Tehran in the future, likely when US sanctions on Iran are lifted, to further discuss the expansion of trade and energy ties between the regional group and Iran.
An outstanding issue that remains to be resolved appears to be whether Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard would be removed from the US Foreign Terrorist Organization designation, as both sides have called on each other to make concessions in that aspect.
France, one of the countries that are also part of the nuclear deal, urged Tehran to use the opportunity of the EU leaders’ visit to successfully conclude the talks “while it remains possible.”
Last week, Al Jazeera reported that Raisi is continuing his push for diplomacy in the region amidst tensions with the West.
Despite officials under Raisi’s administration pushing for a more “balanced” foreign policy approach that does not disregard opportunities to boost ties, Raisi has only been successful in strengthening ties with the east.
Raisi has used his foreign travels to allies and potential partners in the east to emphasize bolstering economic cooperation.