Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
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.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
Officials from both sides agreed to meet for the first time in seven months to resume talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
Joe Biden says US is prepared for Omicron variant
The recent emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has the world on alert for a new surge of cases. US President Joe Biden assured that the country was prepared for Omicron variant cases in his remarks this week.
Biden assured Americans Tuesday that the country was prepared to combat the Omicron coronavirus variant. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has already made itself known in a dozen countries and is expected to be more infectious than previous strains. The emergence of the new variant has also led governments to reimpose restrictions.
The US leader announced new measures to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, including 500 million COVID-19 test kits Americans can use at home starting in January. Biden assured the public that the country would not go back to the situation in March of 2020 despite the new variant. Biden added that his administration would be deploying medical military personnel to hospitals, sending supplies to states that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic, and free testing sites.
The US will also be giving $580 million in aid to international organizations to fight COVID-19, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The latest data showed that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus made up 73.2 percent of new cases in the US over the previous week.
Biden also reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated while blasting those who still refuse to get inoculated. The US leader also commended his immediate predecessor Donald Trump for getting a booster shot in a rare moment of praise between the two presidents.
In other related news, Biden also announced an extension of the pause on student loan payments in the midst of calls to cancel out the student loans altogether.
“Today my administration is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments for an additional 90 days – through May 1, 2022 – as we manage the ongoing pandemic and further strengthen our economic recovery. Meanwhile, the Department of Education will continue working with borrowers to ensure they have the support they need to transition smoothly back into repayment and advance economic stability for their own households and for our nation,” said Biden in the statement released by the White House.
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