Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
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.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
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.
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.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
South Korean president-elect delegation meets with Japan PM Kishida
This week, the delegation of incoming South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The meeting comes as both countries look to repair relations at a time when tensions are high in the region.
The delegation of Yoon’s foreign policy aides met with the Japanese leader Tuesday, according to officials. The group arrived in Japan Sunday for a five-day visit in the midst of speculation among South Korean media outlets that Kishida might attend Yoon’s inauguration on May 10.
Yoon has previously pledged to improve relations between South Korea and Japan that have since come under strain that stems from Japan’s colonization of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Both countries are also facing possible threats from North Korea.
Japan is also looking to improve relations with South Korea. During the meeting, Kishida said that cooperation between Japan, South Korea, and the United States is more important than ever.
“There is no time to waste to improve ties between Japan and South Korea,” said Kishida, according to the Japanese foreign ministry.
Chung Jin-suk, who led the South Korean delegation, told reporters that they agreed with Kishida to work towards improving relations between the two countries and for their mutual interests. Yoon has previously touched on the need for the leaders of South Korea and Japan to communicate more, but the legacy of Japan’s colonial rule over the peninsula may derail his efforts.
The incoming South Korean leader has described the strained relations as the “Achilles’ heel” of the South Korea-US-Japan cooperation. Both Yoon and Kishida agreed to bolster the trilateral ties with the US in responding to North Korea.
The meeting with Kishida also follows the meeting with the US Special Representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, that took place last week, according to officials from Yoon’s office. Kim was in South Korea for a five-day visit that also included a meeting with outgoing President Moon Jae-in.
Yoon, a conservative, has signaled taking a tougher approach toward North Korea following the failed efforts by Moon to improve relations between the two nations. Park Jin, whom Yoon has nominated to be his foreign minister, also met with Kim.