Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Six EU countries have submitted proposals on further sanctions on Iran over its crackdown on the ongoing protests.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv urges West to impose travel ban on Russians
The war in Ukraine is approaching its sixth month, and Russian forces continue to bombard the nation. As Russia continues its assault on the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, Kyiv has urged the West to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed that the West impose a blanket travel ban on Russians. The idea has received some support among European countries but drew the ire of Russia. However, the proposal may likely divide the European Union.
Zelenskyy called for a one-year travel ban and the expulsion of Russians living in the West so they could “live in their own world until they change their philosophy.” Zelenskyy also said that the sanctions imposed on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine back in February were too weak.
“Whichever kind of Russian…make them go to Russia,” said Zelenskyy. “They’ll understand then. They’ll say, ‘This has nothing to do with us. The whole population can’t be held responsible, can it?’ It can.”
Zelenskyy added that the travel ban should also extend to Russians who fled since the beginning of the war because they disagreed with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The proposal by Zelenskyy received support from Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who said it was time for the EU to stop issuing visas to Russians. Other countries that have closer ties to Russia, such as Hungary, are likely going to oppose such a ban.
The European Commission has also questioned the feasibility of the proposal, saying certain categories like family members, journalists, and dissidents must always be given visas.
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian official said the explosions that took place at a Russian air base in the annexed Crimea may have been caused by partisan saboteurs. The adviser to Zelenskyy also said Russian incompetence may have caused the blasts that happened Tuesday, which killed one and injured eight others.
Moscow said the explosions were the detonations of stored ammunition and not because of any attack. While Zelenskyy did not mention the blasts in his nightly address, he said it was right that people are focusing on the Russian-annexed Crimea.
What is a semiconductor? An electrical engineer explains how these critical electronic components work and how they are made