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Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson said they do not rule out the possibility of meeting at the sidelines of the UNGA to restore the deal, as its chief negotiator is part of the delegation.
The acting UN human rights chief also called on Iranian authorities not to further harass women who do not comply with the hijab rules.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
Russia's legendary singer said the war was taking a toll on Russians and turning the country into a pariah state.
The British defense ministry noted that guaranteeing a Black Sea Fleet in Crimea was a reason for Putin's annexation of the region in 2014.
Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
Myanmar's military helicopters carried out an air strike at a school, claiming that rebel groups were using the building to transport weapons.
UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
Nancy Pelosi moves forward with vote on social and climate infrastructure bill this week
After weeks of negotiations on what would be the social infrastructure companion bill to the main bipartisan infrastructure bill, House Democrats appear determined to pass the legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this week that she would move ahead with a vote on the bills.
The Hill reports House Democrats are moving ahead with a vote on both infrastructure bills that make up the bulk of US President Joe Biden’s agenda even without a commitment from West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on whether he will vote in favor of the bill in the face of unanimous Republican opposition. This follows weeks of negotiations between House Democratic leaders with Manchin and Arizona Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema, two key holdouts in the party whose support is needed in the evenly divided Senate.
Manchin recently refused to sign off on the legislation, saying that the recent losses in Virginia should get Democrats to pan Biden’s $1.75 trillion social infrastructure plan. Regardless of Manchin’s opinion, House Democratic leaders are moving ahead with a vote on the bills, especially as the bipartisan infrastructure bill has already passed the Senate.
The House Rules Committee met Wednesday regarding the bill, revising the legislation to add provisions such as paid leave, new immigration, taxes, and prescription drug pricing, among others. Prior to the meeting, Pelosi announced that House Democrats are putting the provision of four weeks of permanent paid family and medical leave back into the legislation.
“We’re gonna get ‘em done,” said Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee following a closed meeting of the Democratic caucus. “I think we’re together. I think there’s been a lot of progress. We’re gonna get it done.”
In another sign of progress, Pelosi announced that the Joint Committee on Taxation, or the JCT, has rendered the social and climate infrastructure bill as fully paid for. The panel estimated that the bill would raise $1.47 trillion from new taxes, according to the assessment made Thursday. Following the JCT’s analysis, the Treasury Department has estimated that the legislation would generate $2 trillion in savings.
“The bottom line is that the Build Back Better Act under consideration in the House of Representatives will be fully paid for and reduce the deficit,” said the Treasury in a statement.
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