Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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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 bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
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.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
North Korea accuses US of setting up Asian NATO
North Korea’s repeated weapons tests have stirred tensions in the Korean peninsula and in the entire region. With the US looking to re-engage with its allies and partners in the continent, Pyongyang is accusing Washington of trying to set up a military alliance in Asia similar to NATO.
Reuters reports that North Korea’s foreign ministry issued a statement Sunday, accusing the United States of setting up a military alliance in Asia similar to the NATO alliance. The statement also referred to the continued joint military exercises between the US and South Korea that involved a US aircraft carrier for the first time in over four years.
“While blatantly holding joint military exercises with Japan and South Korea, the United States is making a full-fledged move to establish an Asia-style NATO,” said the ministry.
“This proves the hypocrisy of the US rhetoric of ‘diplomatic engagement’ and ‘dialogue without preconditions’ while at the same time revealing again that there is no change in the US ambition to overthrow our system by force,” said the statement.
The accusation also comes at a time when US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol recently agreed to deploy more US weapons to South Korea if necessary to deter North Korea.
North Korea has insisted that its regular missile tests this year were in preparation for military conflict aimed to overthrow its order.
The ministry added that US hostility had pushed the isolated nation to develop its defenses. To note, North Korea has rebuffed the overtures by the US to meet at any time for dialogue in an effort to denuclearize the nation.
North Korea previously vowed to take revenge on the US for its “aggression moves” with South Korea as it marked the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.
North Korean state media KCNA reported Saturday that several workers’ organizations held meetings to take “revenge” on US “imperialists” while blaming Washington for the Korean War that took place between 1950 to 1953.
The war ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty. US-led UN forces are still essentially at war with North Korea.