Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
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.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
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.
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.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Joe Biden announces Denzel Washington, Simone Biles, 15 others as recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom
US President Joe Biden has unveiled the list of prominent figures who will receive the country’s highest civilian accolade. Biden has announced actor Denzel Washington and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles among others, to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The White House announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Friday last week. The ceremony is set to take place at the White House on July 7, awarding 17 prominent individuals from various fields with the country’s highest civilian honor.
Biden would also be the first president who is also a Medal of Freedom recipient after being awarded the honor during his time as Barack Obama’s vice president.
“These seventeen Americans demonstrate the power of possibilities and embody the soul of the nation – hard work, perseverance, and faith. They have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities,” said the statement from the White House.
Actor Denzel Washington, Olympians Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe, religious leaders Sister Simone Campbell and Father Alexander Karloutsos, activists Diane Nash, Fred Gray, and Raul Yzaguirre, the frontline nurse who was the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine Sandra Lindsay, and former University of Texas President Julieta Garcia are among the recipients.
Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson and former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords are also recipients of the accolade. US Commission on International Religious Freedom Appointee Khizr Khan and Brigadier General Wilma Vaught are also recipients of the Medal of Freedom.
The late GOP Senator John McCain, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will also be awarded posthumously.
In other related news, WNBA star Brittney Griner who is currently detained in Russia, wrote a letter to Biden pleading for help, saying that she is afraid she may never return to the US. Griner’s agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said the letter was given to Biden Monday, and most of the contents of the letter were undisclosed.
Griner urged Biden to use the power of his presidency to ensure that she, along with other Americans who are detained in Russia, return to the US.