The Russian defense ministry claimed the recent blasts in northern and central Crimea were done by saboteurs as Ukrainian officials laud the strikes on its ammunition depots.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
Russian fighter jets made an incursion over Finnish airspace for two minutes, according to its defense ministry.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
In a victory for activists, a high court in Hong Kong overturned a ruling by the lower court that blocked open reporting of pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Melania Trump slams rejection of donation to computer science school
Former first lady Melania Trump appears to not be very lucky when making charitable contributions. Mrs. Trump lashed out in response to a computer science school’s rejection of her contribution.
In a statement on her website, the former first lady criticized the rejection of her charitable contribution to a computer science school in Oklahoma. Mrs. Trump said she was “disappointed but not surprised” and that it was “politically-motivated.” The former first lady made a contribution to the school on behalf of her “Fostering the Future” foundation, which is part of her Be Best initiative.
Mrs. Trump also noted that this is the third time a charitable contribution of hers was rejected. Back in 2017, the now-former first lady attempted to donate Dr. Seuss books to the Cambridgeport elementary school library in Massachusetts. However, the librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro turned down the donation and doubled down on her rejection of the books, citing how the illustrations in the books have roots in racist propaganda and stereotypes.
The former first lady then concluded her statement by accusing critics and claiming that the rejection of her contribution is an attempt to “cancel” her.
“Those who attack my initiatives and create the appearance of impropriety are quite literally dream killers,” said the former first lady in the statement. “They have canceled the hopes and dreams of children by trying to cancel me.”
Prior to making a charitable contribution, the former first lady has also come under scrutiny for the charity that would donate on her behalf. The state of Florida was previously reported to be investigating an upcoming fundraiser that Mrs. Trump is hosting, as her charity was not registered in the state, as required by Florida law.
The report by the New York Times revealed that Mrs. Trump was set to host a high tea fundraising event in Naples, Florida. The event would raise money for “Fostering the Future,” and tickets to a VIP seat are priced at $50,000 while patron tickets are being sold at $3,000.
Officials at the agency in charge of overseeing charity fundraisers confirmed to the newspaper at the time, that there was no registered charity of the same name, and they are looking into the matter.