Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
In a victory for activists, a high court in Hong Kong overturned a ruling by the lower court that blocked open reporting of pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case.
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 Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
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.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
A Taiwanese air force official said the footage of Penghu Islands shown by the People's Liberation Army was exaggerated.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
South China Sea: China's four-part plot to invade Taiwan includes airstrikes on US troops
Relations between China and Taiwan have not been at its best as of late, as China grows increasingly aggressive over the island nation in its plans for reunification. As tensions escalate in the South China Sea, a report revealed that China has a four-part plan to invade the island nation, which also includes military actions taken against US soldiers.
WION obtained a copy of China’s “invasion playbook” detailing China’s plans in a possible military confrontation as Beijing considers taking over Taiwan through military means. Chinese military planners have come up with four military campaigns for possibly invading Taiwan. Included in the plans are airstrikes on US military forces.
The first phase, according to the outlet, involves disarming Taiwanese forces with the use of China’s Air Force in a possible crackdown of the island nation’s government, military, and civilians. Through this possible crackdown, China would hope to get Taipei to submit to its authority, according to the report.
The second phase involved a blockade operation, where China would isolate Taiwan from the rest of the world. This would include cutting off communication and blocking key supplies from reaching Taiwan. The targeting of US troops by the People’s Liberation Army would make up the third phase.
“The People’s Liberation Army would conduct air strikes on US forces deployed near Taiwan to weaken the Taiwanese defense. That will leave Taiwan open to ground attack,” said the report. The fourth phase would be carrying out an amphibious assault on the island nation, targeting all branches of Taiwan’s military from the army, navy, and air force.
While China appears determined to take over Taiwan in a plan to reunify both nations, an expert has warned that Beijing may receive backlash from its own citizens and trigger internal conflicts should an invasion take place. Catherine McGregor of Sky News Australia suggested that an invasion of Taiwan by China would have serious consequences for Beijing, triggering an economic crisis. This is because of the societal impact from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “one-child policy.”
“With a nation that has had a one child policy privileging sons,” said McGregor. “You start sending those single sons of families home in body bags. Let’s see what happens internally.”