G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
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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.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
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.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
US VP Kamala Harris calls for unity, tougher gun laws at mayor's event
Dozens of shootings have occurred in the US over the past several weeks, including the horrific Buffalo massacre and the Uvalde elementary school shooting. In the annual event for the country’s mayors, Vice President Kamala Harris called for unity and stricter gun laws to prevent more shootings from happening.
Speaking at the 90th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Reno, Nevada, Harris stressed the importance of unity and stricter gun laws. Harris’s remarks come a day after President Joe Biden urged Congress to take action against gun violence following the recent mass shootings.
“Let us not allow those who are motivated by hate to separate us or make us feel fear. Let us not allow that,” said Harris during her speech.
“We all have so much more in common than what separates us. That if we are to maximize our strength as a nation, we must find a way to commit to come together. With a principle that includes believing that a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us,” said Harris.
Biden’s speech reiterated the importance of Congress taking action, saying that the shootings are turning schools, supermarkets, and other regular places into “killing fields.”
The US leader said that if nothing is done to address and solve the issue of gun violence, the public should take their “outrage” to turn it into a central issue in the upcoming November midterm elections.
Harris previously called on lawmakers to pass legislation for a ban on assault weapons. Last month, after speaking at the funeral service for Ruth Whitfield, one of the 10 people who were killed in the Buffalo shooting and the oldest victim in the incident, Harris reiterated the call for banning assault weapons.
“We are not sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” Harris told reporters. “We know what works on this. Let’s have an assault weapons ban.”
“An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place in civil society,” said Harris.
Harris also previously called for universal background checks for gun purchases. The legislation remains blocked by Senate Republicans.