Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
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 discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Joe Biden unveils new efforts against COVID-19 in the winter months
With a new variant threatening to spread in the US, President Joe Biden and his administration now brace for a possible new surge of cases, especially in the winter months. Biden is set to announce a new strategy to fight COVID-19 in the winter season.
Biden has announced a new strategy Thursday against COVID-19, including new testing requirements for travelers as well as ramping up vaccinations. In his address from the National Institutes for Health, Biden announced the actions his administration will be taking in curbing the coronavirus in the winter months. This comes as the new Omicron variant of the virus threatens to spread worldwide, with the first case in the US already detected Wednesday.
A senior administration official told AFP that foreign travelers would undergo stricter testing rules that will be in effect in the coming days. The administration official explained that travelers would have to test negative within one day of their departure to the US. This rule will be in effect regardless of the vaccination status of the travelers both US and foreign.
For domestic travelers, Biden has announced an extension of the mask mandate on planes, trains, and other public transport through mid-March.
The new steps seek to assure the public that the US leader is doing all he can to prevent the pandemic from putting a damper on the already recovering economy of the US as well as the coming Christmas season. Biden and his officials have also stressed that there will be no mass lockdowns. However, they are also aware of a portion of the public that will oppose collective action.
The US government also faces a looming deadline in funding as lawmakers are scrambling to raise the debt ceiling to prevent a government shutdown, according to Newsweek. Biden was pressed on whether he thinks there will be a government shutdown. The US leader said he does not think there will be a shutdown, having spoken to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Look, I don’t believe that will happen...I spoke with Mitch McConnell, I spoke with Schumer. There is a plan in place unless somebody decides to be totally erratic,” said Biden.