The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the government must control immigration in a way that also works for the country.
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
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.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
Yoon stressed that aside from three countries, no other country can fully protect itself on its own.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
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.
In what was the most anticipated UNGA address, Zelenskyy said Russia must be punished for its aggression.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
Iran furloughs detained Iranian-French academic
Authorities in Iran placed prominent Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkah on furlough. The decision follows the recent talks between Iran and other world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
Adelkah’s lawyer, Hojjat Kermani, told the Emtedad news outlet Tuesday that authorities placed the notable academic on furlough for five days. Kermani said they hope the furlough would last longer.
Adelkah was arrested in 2019 while on a visit to Iran. and in 2020, Adelkah was sentenced to five years in prison over national security charges. Adelkah was initially placed on house arrest but was moved back to prison in January. Adelkah has denied any wrongdoing.
France has called the detainment of Adelkah politically motivated and has called for the academic’s release. Adelkah is affiliated with the Sciences Po university in Paris. Iran does not recognize dual nationality and said the issue is a domestic matter.
Adelkah’s partner Roland Marchal, who was also arrested at the same time, was released in March 2020. Marchal’s release came after France released Iranian engineer Jalal Ruhollahnejad, who was detained over alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran.
The furloughing of Adelkah comes as Iran and world powers wrapped up a recent round of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, which took place last week. An agreement to revive the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, may be close after the latest round of negotiations led to the “final text” presented by the European Union.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the latest indirect negotiations that now include participation from representatives from China, Russia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, focused on the technical adjustments to the initial text that was proposed last month.
The discussions ended Monday, with the representatives returning to their respective capitals for further consultation. Russia’s lead negotiator Mikhail Ulyanov said that if there are no objections between Iran and the United States, then a deal may be reached and the JCPOA restored.
Tehran said foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian spoke with Borrell after the text was presented, saying that Iran’s “views and considerations” were relayed to the bloc and that Iran expects “seriousness” from all sides to come to an agreement.
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