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.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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 Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Melania Trump criticizes NYT report on charity fundraiser
Former first lady Melania Trump has previously come under scrutiny regarding her upcoming charity fundraiser. Following reports by the New York Times that the fundraiser has been canceled, the former first lady criticized the newspaper.
The office of the former first lady took to Twitter to respond to the reporting by the outlet regarding her upcoming high tea fundraiser that was initially set to take place in April. Mrs. Trump’s office claimed that the fundraiser was not canceled and instead moved to December 4, calling the report “inaccurate.”
“The High Tea event is not canceled. It is scheduled for December 4, 2022,” said the office in a tweet. “As a result of the New York Times’ inaccurate reporting, we captured the attention of way more people than expected and required a larger venue. Thank you to all the incredible supporters of foster care children.”
The report by the newspaper said that the fundraiser event was canceled after state regulators found that the company that was working with the former first lady to organize the event was not registered to solicit charitable contributions.
“Mrs. Trump had announced in late January plans for what she called ‘Tulips & Topiaries,’ a gathering at an undisclosed location in Naples, Florida, that would feature a ‘elaborate flower garden with tulips’ and ‘delicious hors d’oeuvres alongside tea and bubbles,’” said the report. The tickets for the fundraiser cost up to $50,000 for the VIP table, and the money will be used to provide scholarships to children coming from foster care.
Mrs. Trump previously criticized the media for scrutinizing her charitable events. Regarding the same upcoming fundraiser, reports previously emerged that the school that the former first lady’s team sought to donate rejected her contribution. Much like her husband, Mrs. Trump called the rejection by the school as “politically-motivated.”
The former first lady’s NFT auction also came under scrutiny for where the money would end up. Upon her announcement of venturing into cryptocurrency, Mrs. Trump said that part of the proceeds would go into “Fostering the Future” under her Be Best initiative but did not say how much of the proceeds would go into the initiative.