The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
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.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Joe Biden: Cindy McCain endorses Democratic nominee
Less than two months to go until the November elections, the race has former vice president Joe Biden and Donald Trump in a tie in polls in several states, but Biden has steadily maintained a lead over Trump. In an anticipated move, Cindy McCain, widow of the late John McCain, has announced her endorsement of Biden.
Even as Biden previously hinted to his supporters that McCain will be publicly announcing her support of the former vice president, today, she made the announcement via social media. Taking to Twitter, McCain tweeted her endorsement, noting her husband’s longtime friendship with Biden, which she also talked about when she appeared in the Democratic National Convention.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden,” tweeted McCain. “Joe and I don’t always agree on the issues, and I know he and John certainly had some passionate arguments, but he is a good and honest man. He will lead us with dignity.”
The former vice president tweeted his thanks to McCain, who has since appeared on several programs to reiterate her support for Biden and to encourage fellow Republicans who may be hesitant to vote for the Democratic nominee, to support him instead. McCain revealed during her appearance on CBS Good Morning that she was the one who approached Biden about offering her endorsement, which was partly driven by Trump’s previous anti-military comments as well as the “lack of character, integrity, lack of values presented by the person who is in charge.”
Recently, the Republican Senate committee in charge released their report following their probe into the Bidens, most especially Hunter Biden. The report revealed that even as Hunter Biden’s work at the Ukraine energy firm Burisma was described as “problematic” as this was during his father’s vice-presidency, the committee found no proof of wrongdoing on the part of the Bidens nor did it influence the Obama-Biden administration’s foreign policy.
Trump and his allies repeatedly made claims that Biden meddled in Ukraine politics to advance his son’s work in Burisma. However, the committee found no proof. Trump claimed that Biden during his vice presidency, removed Ukraine prosecutor Viktor Shokin to “assist” his son’s business interests. This claim was long-refuted as Shokin was already being criticized by both US and European officials, Republicans included.