Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
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.
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 discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Defense minister confirms arrival of US long-range rocket systems
Kyiv has confirmed that the weapons pledged by the US arrived in Ukraine this week. The weapons that arrived include the powerful High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, as Ukraine looks to reverse the course of the war in its favor.
Reuters reports that Ukrainian defense minister Oleksii Reznikov shared on social media that the US’ HIMARS weapons have arrived in Kyiv, thanking his US counterpart Lloyd Austin. Reznikov did not disclose how many of the HIMARS systems arrived in Ukraine.
“Thank you to my US colleague and friend Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for Russian occupiers, and the last one for some of them,” tweeted Reznikov.
Ukraine has said it needs the HIMARS systems to match up to the range that Russian rocket systems have. The same rocket systems are being used by Russian forces to bombard Ukraine’s Donbas region, which is occupied by pro-Russian separatists.
Washington said that it has received assurances from Kyiv that Ukraine will not use the longer-range weapons to attack Russian territories out of concerns of an escalation. Moscow has also warned that it will continue to bombard targets in Ukraine that have not yet been hit should the West continue to supply Kyiv with weapons.
Russia invaded Ukraine back on February 24 in what Moscow claims to be a “special military operation.” The West, led by the United States, has imposed numerous sanctions on Moscow as punishment for its unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.
In the Russian-occupied Kherson territory of Ukraine, Reuters reports an assassination was carried out on its leader, Dmitry Savluchenko, who died from a bomb blast Friday. Savluchenko was the head of the families, youth, and sports department of the Russian-installed Kherson Military-Civilian Administration.
Russia’s TASS news outlet said there were two burned cars in a courtyard in Kherson, where the blast took place. The windows of one four-story house were also found to be shattered.
Kherson is northwest of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 and was occupied during the early days of the war. A majority of the local population has left the area.