NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine's successes so far are not just limited to the recapturing of Lyman in Donetsk.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Joe Biden criticizes recent Nicaragua elections
US President Joe Biden weighed in on the recent presidential elections in Nicaragua, which saw Daniel Ortega and his wife win another term as president and vice president, respectively. Biden criticized the nation’s elections, noting the means that secured the incumbents’ victories.
In a statement released by the White House, Biden criticized the Nicaragua elections, accusing Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo of enforcing autocracy due to the means by which they retained their positions. The elections over the weekend secured Ortega and Murillo’s victories as his administration rigged the outcome of the elections and had 39 individuals of the opposition imprisoned.
Among those that were imprisoned were potential presidential candidates, as well as political groups that drew the ire of Ortega. Biden also blasted Ortega for suppressing and “bullying” independent media, the business sector, and civil society.
“What Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo orchestrated today was a pantomime election that was neither free or fair, and most certainly not democratic,” said Biden in the statement, calling the elections a “sham.”
“Long unpopular and now without a democratic candidate, the Ortega and Murillo family now rule Nicaragua as autocrats,” said Biden. The US leader also called on Ortega to take immediate action in restoring democracy in the country and release those who have been wrongly imprisoned. Biden also warned that the US would use every diplomatic and economic means to support the citizens of Nicaragua and hold the Ortega-Murillo government accountable for its actions.
The European Union has also imposed sanctions against the Ortega-Murillo family and its allies in the midst of the arrests that led up to the elections over the weekend.
In other related news, another slot in the Federal Reserve Board is opening as Randal Quarles announced Monday that he is stepping down from his position in the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. This would signal another opening on the board for Biden to fill. This follows speculation as well as to whether Biden would renominate Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve for another term. Powell’s term ends in February.
Biden is likely to renominate Powell. However, it is also possible that he may decide to nominate Lael Brainard, the only Democrat on the board, to the position.
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