The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
North Korea accuses US of setting up Asian NATO
North Korea’s repeated weapons tests have stirred tensions in the Korean peninsula and in the entire region. With the US looking to re-engage with its allies and partners in the continent, Pyongyang is accusing Washington of trying to set up a military alliance in Asia similar to NATO.
Reuters reports that North Korea’s foreign ministry issued a statement Sunday, accusing the United States of setting up a military alliance in Asia similar to the NATO alliance. The statement also referred to the continued joint military exercises between the US and South Korea that involved a US aircraft carrier for the first time in over four years.
“While blatantly holding joint military exercises with Japan and South Korea, the United States is making a full-fledged move to establish an Asia-style NATO,” said the ministry.
“This proves the hypocrisy of the US rhetoric of ‘diplomatic engagement’ and ‘dialogue without preconditions’ while at the same time revealing again that there is no change in the US ambition to overthrow our system by force,” said the statement.
The accusation also comes at a time when US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol recently agreed to deploy more US weapons to South Korea if necessary to deter North Korea.
North Korea has insisted that its regular missile tests this year were in preparation for military conflict aimed to overthrow its order.
The ministry added that US hostility had pushed the isolated nation to develop its defenses. To note, North Korea has rebuffed the overtures by the US to meet at any time for dialogue in an effort to denuclearize the nation.
North Korea previously vowed to take revenge on the US for its “aggression moves” with South Korea as it marked the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.
North Korean state media KCNA reported Saturday that several workers’ organizations held meetings to take “revenge” on US “imperialists” while blaming Washington for the Korean War that took place between 1950 to 1953.
The war ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty. US-led UN forces are still essentially at war with North Korea.