British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
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.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
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.
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.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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.