Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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.
North Korea: Kim Jong-un talks defense policies in meeting with senior military officials
The repeated missile tests from North Korea have led to a rise in tensions in the Korean peninsula and with the United States and Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently hosted a meeting with his senior military officials to discuss the country’s defense policies.
North Korea’s state media outlet KCNA reported Wednesday that Kim held a meeting with the ruling Worker’s Party Central Military Commission that started Tuesday. The meeting was to review the isolated nation’s defense work in the first half of 2022 and confirm what other measures needed to be done to expand military capabilities and implement key defense policies.
The meeting comes at a time when the United States and South Korean officials warned the past several months that Pyongyang may be gearing up to conduct its first nuclear test since 2017. Kim is also believed to be looking to make North Korea a nuclear power that will negotiate economic and security concessions from a position of strength.
The commission has reportedly begun discussions on the agenda presented, which would mean the meeting would continue for days.
The officials in attendance may also be discussing the progress made in the country’s weapons development and plan to deploy some of its systems that were tested over the past several months, including a potential hypersonic missile, a long-range cruise missile, and the newest intercontinental ballistic missile, according to Cheong Seong-chang of South Korea’s Sejong Institute.
The meeting among the military officials follows the latest conference where Kim reiterated the importance of developing the country’s military arsenal amidst what the North Korean leader said was a worsening security environment.
North Korea is also handling a surge of cases in the midst of the first formally recognized outbreak of COVID-19 in the isolated nation. Pyongyang has reported 18,820 more cases of fever and no new deaths this week amidst the insistence of authorities that the crisis is under control.
North Korea has reported over 4.6 million cases of fever during the first official outbreak.
However, officials did not reveal how many of those cases tested positive for the coronavirus. Friday last week, authorities reported over 23,100 cases of fever, the third consecutive day at the time infections stayed under the 30,000 mark.