US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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.
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.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
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.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
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.
Joe Biden signs bipartisan gun reform bill into law
Over the weekend, US President Joe Biden signed into law the first major gun reform bill in decades. The legislation came together following the major mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
Reuters reports Biden signed the bipartisan gun reform bill into law Saturday at the White House. The bipartisan legislation is seen as the first major bill targeting gun reforms in 30 years.
The legislation was also signed into law days after the Conservative-majority Supreme Court struck down laws in certain states, further expanding the rights of firearm owners.
The bipartisan law includes provisions such as helping states keep guns away from those deemed a danger to themselves and to others. The law would also block gun sales to those who are convicted of abuse against their partners and cracks down on gun sales to those who are convicted of domestic violence.
While the law does not include restricting assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, the law would take steps on background checks. Such background checks would include access to information on crimes committed by juveniles.
“At this time, when it seems impossible to get anything done in Washington, we are doing something consequential: If we can reach compromise on guns, we oughta be able to reach compromise on other critical issues,” said Biden in remarks before leaving for Germany for the G7 Summit.
“I know there’s much more work to do, and I’m never gonna give up. But this is a monumental day,” said the US leader.
Aside from condemning the Supreme Court over granting expanded rights to firearm owners, Biden also condemned the high court for its recent decision to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights law Friday last week.
“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized,” said Biden in his remarks. “They didn’t limit it. They simply took it away. That’s never been done to a right so important to so many Americans.”
The US leader warned that women’s lives and health are at risk following the overturning of the decision that was made in 1973.
Biden stressed that the landmark Supreme Court decision was upheld by justices that were appointed by both Democratic and Republican presidents until his predecessor Donald Trump, who appointed three justices who “were the core of today’s decision” to take away a woman’s right to choose.