The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Officials from both sides agreed to meet for the first time in seven months to resume talks on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
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 Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine's successes so far are not just limited to the recapturing of Lyman in Donetsk.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
Myanmar coup: France condemns sentencing for Aung San Suu Kyi
France condemned Myanmar’s military court sentencing for ousted leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi this week. Suu Kyi was found guilty by the court in four out of the six corruption charges against her.
The French foreign ministry issued a statement condemning the Myanmar court’s sentencing for Suu Kyi. This follows the report that Suu Kyi was sentenced to six years in prison for four out of six corruption charges found against her. Suu Kyi has denied any wrongdoing.
“France condemns the new prison sentence passed yesterday on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi following another arbitrary procedure. Once again, the military junta is seeking to undermine the legitimacy of democratically elected opposition members, contrary to the constructive political dialogue the Burmese people and international community wish to see,” said the ministry, referring to Myanmar by its alternative name, Burma.
The ministry also reiterated the call to end the violence that came as a result of the coup and the military’s brutal crackdown on anti-coup protesters. Hundreds were killed, and thousands were detained following the coup by the country’s generals.
The ASEAN regional grouping also barred the junta from attending international summits, with a non-political representative representing Myanmar instead. The junta has since criticized the ban by the 10-member bloc, accusing ASEAN of surrendering to “external pressure.”
This comes as ASEAN has expressed frustration with the junta’s failure to make progress in the peace agreement established after the generals seized power. Some of the bloc’s members also said last month that it would be forced to rethink the way forward unless the junta makes progress on the peace agreement.
Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun accused ASEAN of breaking its own policy of non-interference in sovereign affairs. Zaw Min Tun added that the bloc wanted them to engage with the “terrorists,” referring to those who oppose the military regime and have begun a resistance movement.
Senior United Nations official Noeleen Heyzer said in a statement issued by the UN this week that she visited Myanmar and urged the junta to release political prisoners and put a stop to any further executions.
Heyzer added in the statement that even as she met and spoke with the ruling generals and coup leader Min Aung Hlaing, the meeting was not an indication that the UN recognized the junta.
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