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 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.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
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.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
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.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Kamala Harris congratulates NASA for successful launch of Landsat-9
This week, US space agency NASA accomplished another successful launch as the Landsat-9 satellite has now gone into orbit. Vice President Kamala Harris took to social media to congratulate the agency for the feat.
Harris took to Twitter to congratulate NASA for successfully launching the Landsat-9 satellite into orbit Monday. The satellite marks the continued partnership between NASA and the US Geological Survey that spans 50 years. Landsat-9 lifted off to space on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
“Congratulations to @NASA and @USGS on the launch of #Landsat 9! Today’s launch will continue five decades of continuous Landsat Earth observation to monitor, understand, and manage land resources needed to sustain human life and measure the effects of climate change,” tweeted Harris.
In a press release, NASA said that the Landsat-9 satellite has reached its final orbital altitude of 705 kilometers and is working as expected. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland also commended the launch, saying that the satellite will play an important role in addressing climate change by providing data and imagery that will help in making important decisions surrounding the environment.
“For nearly 50 years, Landsat satellites observed our home planet, providing an unparalleled record of how its surface has changed over timescales from days to decades,” said NASA’s Earth Science Division Director Karen St. Germain. Landsat-9 will be joining Landsat-8 in collecting images of the planet every eight days.
Meanwhile, sources told CNN that Harris’s office had expressed frustration over the COVID-19 mishap that occurred when Harris was set to appear on “The View.” The frustration reportedly came from the false-positive tests that were revealed shortly before Harris was to appear. One of the sources said that Harris’s office required the show’s hosts to take a PCR test within 24 hours of the interview.
The source went on to say that a representative of the show told Harris’s office the night before that the tests were all negative. However, Harris and her staff were not aware of what really happened when the show abruptly pulled hosts Sunny Austin and Ana Navarro off the set.