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.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
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EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The agency has approved EV charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
Kamala Harris praises guilty verdict in Ahmaud Arbery murder trial
The verdict for the trial on the murder of Ahmaud Arbery was delivered this week as one of the two monitored trials that recently took place. US Vice President Kamala Harris weighed in on the verdict, praising the jury for convicting Arbery’s three killers.
Harris released a statement commenting on the guilty verdict of the Ahmaud Arbery trial. The vice president said that the verdict was reached despite the attempts from the defendants’ counsel. The three killers: Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan, faced nine charges each for their involvement in the fatal shooting of Arbery.
“Today, the jury rendered its verdicts and the three defendants were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Still, we feel the weight of grief. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive, and nothing can take away the pain that his mother Wanda Cooper Jones, his father Marcus Arbery, and the entire Arbery family and community feel today. I share that pain,” said Harris in her statement.
From the three killers, only Travis McMichael pleaded guilty to all nine counts. Gregory McMichael and William Bryan pleaded guilty to eight out of nine counts. All three of them initially pleaded not guilty during the trial.
Arbery, a Black man, was fatally shot back in February of 2020 while he went out to go jogging in his neighborhood in Georgia. Travis McMichael was the one who fatally shot Arbery, while his father, Gregory McMichael, joined him in pursuing Arbery. Bryan joined the father and son and filmed the encounter.
Arbery’s murder in 2020 came to light during the civil unrest that occurred a few months later when the death of George Floyd set off the widespread Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and racially-motivated murders. Harris also expressed her disappointment in the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who fatally shot two people and wounded a third in Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was acquitted by the jury, a verdict that many have already predicted based on how the proceedings went.
“I’m disappointed in the verdict, I have to tell you,” said the vice president. “I think it speaks for itself. But I also have spent the majority of my career focused on what we need to do to ensure the criminal justice system is more fair and just, and we still have a lot of work to do.”
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