Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
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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.
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.
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.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump for undermining democracy with election lies
After being one of former President Donald Trump’s constant targets in his attacks, former President Barack Obama has become more vocal with his dislike of his immediate successor. In a recent Democratic fundraiser, Obama criticized Trump for trying to undermine the country’s democracy through his false election fraud claims.
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser this week, Obama blasted his successor for refusing to comply with a peaceful transition of power to an incoming administration. Trump’s refusal to concede nor accept his election defeat to Joe Biden led to his repeated push of baseless fraud claims even after a largely unsuccessful attempt to challenge the election results in the courts. The false election claims resulted in the Capitol insurrection last January 6, in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency and ahead of Biden’s inauguration.
Obama accused Trump of breaking a “core tenet” of democracy when he refused to acknowledge Biden as the winner of the election as well as his election loss.
“What we saw was my successor, the former president, violate that core tenet that you count the votes and then declare a winner -- and fabricate and make up a whole bunch of hooey,” said the former president.
“What’s been called the ‘Big Lie’ suddenly gains momentum...Here’s the bottom line. If we don’t stop these kinds of efforts now, what we are going to see is more and more contested elections...We are going to see a further de-legitimizing of our democracy...breakdown of the basic agreement that has held this magnificent democratic experiment together all these years,” said Obama, referring to Republican-led legislatures that are introducing voter suppression bills following Biden’s victory.
Previously, Obama voiced his support of a revised version of a sweeping voting reforms bill that awaits a vote in the Senate. The revised version was made by West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, a key member of the Democratic Party whose support or opposition poses a challenge for his own party in the upper chamber. Obama called the revised proposal “a product of compromise.”
Obama stressed in his comments what is at stake if the voting reform bills pass or get blocked in the Senate.