The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv says Moscow wants complete destruction of Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is approaching its fourth month, with Russian forces continuing to bombard its territories to seize control. Ukraine’s deputy defense minister said Russia’s strategic goal in the war is the complete destruction of Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.
In a briefing, Ukraine’s deputy defense minister Hanna Malyar said Thursday that the situation on the ground is becoming a challenge for Ukrainian troops, and Russia’s main goal in the war is to take full control of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Pro-Russia separatists occupy both regions.
“Russia’s main strategic, military-political, and military-economic goals as regards our state remain the complete destruction of Ukrainian statehood and the nation, as well as the destruction of the military and economic foundations of our state,” said Malyar.
Malyar added that Russia’s military goals also include destroying the weapons and equipment the West has sent over to Ukraine and damaging transport infrastructure that is used to transport military and civilian goods.
Malyar said that any further military action would depend on what Ukraine has at its disposal, referencing the requests by Ukraine to allies to provide more arms and long-range weapons.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Ukraine Thursday in a show of support and gave hope for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.
In an interview upon visiting Kyiv, Macron said it would be up to Ukraine on which territories it decides to cede to Russia in an end to the war.
“This is up to Ukraine to decide,” said Macron. “I think it is our duty to stand by our values, by international law, and thus by Ukraine.”
Ukraine has repeatedly maintained that it does not intend to surrender any part of its territory to Russia.
In a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, US President Joe Biden said the US will provide an additional $1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine for its efforts in the Donbas region, where the fighting is the most concentrated.
In a statement from the White House, the additional support will include additional military and defense weapons and ammunition for artillery and advanced rocket systems.
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