The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
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.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
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.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Kamala Harris to hold first meeting with National Space Council this week
US Vice President Kamala Harris is also the chair of the country’s National Space Council that is set to hold a meeting this week. This is also the first meeting of the National Space Council, with her as the chair.
The first meeting Harris will have with the National Space Council will be on December 1. Harris previously announced the date during her remarks at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The meeting is expected to be streamed live by the White House and NASA. Other details have yet to be disclosed.
“And at that meeting, we will outline a comprehensive framework for our nation’s space priorities, from our civilian efforts...to our military and national security efforts to STEM education and the emerging space economy,” said Harris during her remarks.
The National Space Council was started in 1989 by George H.W. Bush but was disbanded four years later. Donald Trump revived the NSC in 2017, which is usually chaired by the Vice President. Harris’s predecessor Mike Pence chaired eight meetings with the NSC, the last meeting of which was in December of 2020, where he introduced the 18 astronauts that will take part in NASA’s Artemis space program.
It remains to be seen what Harris and the NSC will focus on during their meeting. However, the issue of climate change is likely going to be on the agenda -- an issue that Harris stressed during her remarks at the Goddard Space Flight Center back in November.
In other related news, many have turned their attention to the 2024 presidential races as speculation is rife as to whether US President Joe Biden is seeking a second term or not. If Biden does not seek re-election in 2024, a HillxHarris poll showed that Harris, along with former first lady Michelle Obama, is being favored to become the Democratic nominee for president.
The poll showed that 13 percent would vote for Harris, while 10 percent would vote for Obama. Despite many hoping that Obama would run, the former first lady has previously made it clear that she is not interested in running for office.