The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
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.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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 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 Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
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.
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.
US VP Kamala Harris links overturning Roe v. Wade to legacy of government claiming ownership over bodies
US Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at this year’s Essence Festival, where she drew attention to the fight for the fundamental rights and freedoms of women following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Harris compared the court’s overturning of abortion rights to the legacy of the US government claiming ownership over bodies.
Harris appeared at the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans Saturday, where she made the comparison and criticized the court’s decision to reverse 50 years of precedent and that the overturning of Roe v. Wade would be felt by low-income communities the most. Harris also further encouraged those who were in attendance to continue to fight for their rights.
“The statement has been made that the government has a right to come in your home and tell you as a woman and as a family what you should do with your body,” said Harris. “We have to recognize we’re a nation that was founded on certain principles that are …grounded in the concept of freedom and liberty.”
“We also know we’ve had a history in this country of government trying to claim ownership over human bodies, and we had supposedly evolved from that time and that way of thinking,” Harris added.
Harris has since emerged as a prominent champion for reproductive rights in the Biden administration since a leaked draft opinion by the Court was published online that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Harris has also looked to raise awareness of Black maternal health as Black, and Native American women are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues.
In a previous interview with CNN last month, Harris also admitted she was not convinced by the stances of former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, regarding Roe v. Wade, whom Harris voted against during her time as a Senator for California.
Harris said she never believed the statements by Gorsuch and Kavanaugh during their confirmation hearings over whether they would preserve Roe v. Wade, which is why she voted against their confirmations.
Harris’s comments came as Maine GOP Senator Susan Collins said that she felt misled by Kavanaugh, who told her he would preserve Roe v. Wade.