Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
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.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
Joe Biden plans to run for reelection in 2024, says White House
Speculation is rife regarding the upcoming 2022 and especially the 2024 elections, especially who may succeed US President Joe Biden should he choose not to seek reelection. The White House recently confirmed that Biden plans to seek another term in the 2024 races.
As Biden flew to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to visit military servicemembers and their families for a Thanksgiving event, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed to reporters that the US leader plans to seek reelection in 2024. This confirmation comes as Biden sees his approval ratings continue to dip even in the midst of accomplishing legislative feats such as the COVID-19 relief plan and, most recently, the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
“He is. That’s his intention,” Psaki told reporters.
This confirmation also follows the previous reports of Biden telling close allies that he plans to seek a second term as the country’s president, determined to dispel rumors of being a one-term president. Biden is also the oldest president to get elected at 78 years old during his inauguration in January. Biden recently turned 79 last week, and by the time the 2024 races come, he would be 82 years old.
The US leader also underwent his first physical examination last week just as the House passed the Build Back Better Act, which would make investments in the country’s social infrastructure. The physicians declared Biden healthy and fit to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief.
In other related news, Biden has nominated Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve who was appointed by Donald Trump back in 2017, for another term in the post. Biden also nominated Lael Brainard, a highly speculated contender for Powell’s position, to the position of vice-chair.
Biden’s decision to renominate Powell for another term to lead the Federal Reserve may have been influenced by Powell’s predecessor and current Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, according to CNN. Powell also appears to be a controversial choice, especially as two Democratic Senators have expressed opposition to Powell, citing the insufficient response to the climate change crisis and his track record on Wall Street.
The announcement of Powell and Brainard’s nominations also come as the US faces an inflation crisis, an issue Biden has said is one of the economic concerns of his administration.