The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors to explain the "hostile" and "interventionist" stances of the media's coverage of Mahsa Amini's death
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said talks have resumed with Iran over the safeguards probe into the particles found in Iranian nuclear sites.
The agency has approved EV charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
Joe Biden ends infrastructure discussions with key GOP lawmakers
US President Joe Biden is looking for bipartisan support among lawmakers for his upcoming infrastructure proposal. However, the discussions did not result in a bipartisan consensus leading Biden to focus on another bipartisan group.
The latest discussions on the infrastructure plan between Biden and West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito have come to an end, with both sides failing to reach a bipartisan agreement. The pair spoke on the phone Tuesday, and it became clear that both sides did not reach an ideal compromise. Both sides did not come to a mutual agreement on what would constitute infrastructure as well as the price and how to fund the trillion-dollar proposal.
According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden had informed Capito that the latest counteroffer from the GOP did not meet the needs of the country. Biden also thanked Capito for her efforts in leading the discussions but expressed his disappointment that while he was willing to cut down his proposal by more than $1 trillion, the Republican counteroffer only increased investments by $150 billion. Capito also graciously accepted the end of their discussions in her comments.
This also comes as the Biden administration looks to meet its deadline for progress made from discussions between him and the GOP lawmakers. Biden will now turn his attention to the bipartisan group of Senators dubbed the “G20” group, which is led by Republican Senators Rob Portman and Mitt Romney and Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
The bipartisan group has suggested a $900 billion infrastructure proposal that makes investments in traditional infrastructure projects like roads and bridges, among others.
In other news, the US has reached an agreement with Pfizer to buy 500 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to almost 100 countries around the world. This comes in light of Biden’s initiative to help vaccinate the rest of the world as the US leads in vaccination efforts.
Biden is set to announce the plan in the UK Thursday, and the US will be paying for the vaccines at a cost price. The first 200 million doses of the vaccine would be distributed this year, and the remaining 300 million will be distributed in the first half of 2022.
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