The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
us Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the additional aid would boost humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said talks have resumed with Iran over the safeguards probe into the particles found in Iranian nuclear sites.
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.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
Myanmar will not be represented in upcoming ASEAN summit
The ASEAN regional grouping has barred the junta government of Myanmar from its international summits as a result of its coup against the country’s elected government. The chair of the bloc announced that Myanmar would not be represented at the upcoming summit.
A spokesperson for the ASEAN grouping’s current chair, Cambodia, said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming international summit for the countries’ foreign ministers this week. The spokesperson cited that the junta rejected the proposal to send a non-political representative to the international gathering.
The junta government has been barred from attending the ASEAN and other international summits for its failure to comply with the peace plan agreed upon shortly after seizing power and overthrowing the elected government in February last year. Hundreds were killed, and thousands were detained in the military’s crackdown on the protests against the junta ever since.
The announcement of Myanmar not being represented in the upcoming ASEAN summit also comes as the junta announced that it would be extending its regime, citing the instability in the efforts to adhere to the peace plan. The junta’s rule over Myanmar is extended to six more months.
In its coup, the junta declared a state of emergency to oust Aung San Suu Kyi and the government. The generals cited voter fraud in the 2020 election when Suu Kyi and her party won by a landslide. The junta pledged to hold new elections in August 2023, but many believe the election will not be free and fair.
Little progress was made regarding adherence to the peace plan that included an end to the violence and dialogue between all parties involved.
In televised remarks on Myanmar state media, Min Aung Hlaing said the country was struggling to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic amidst the civil unrest.
Governments in the west have criticized the coup and the detention of Suu Kyi and members of her party on various charges. Some ASEAN member nations also criticized the generals.
The junta has failed to implement the peace plan but has not ruled the agreement out. Min Aung Hlaing did not mention the extension of the junta’s rule in his speech. State media reported that a military defence and security council unanimously approved the junta leader’s request for a six-month extension.
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