Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
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.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
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.
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.
South Korea to establish diplomatic mission to NATO in upcoming summit
South Korea was recently confirmed to be taking part in the upcoming summit of the NATO alliance in Madrid this month. The country’s national security adviser said Seoul intends to establish a diplomatic mission to the alliance at the conference.
Reuters reports South Korea’s national security adviser Kim Sung-han told reporters regarding President Yoon Suk-yeol’s attendance at the summit in Spain that Seoul is looking to bolster relations with NATO countries amidst an “unpredictable” international situation.
South Korea is already in discussions with NATO on information sharing, combined exercises, and coordinated research to counter potential threats.
Yoon, who was inaugurated as South Korea’s new president in May, has aimed to make the country a “global pivotal state” with a focus on promoting freedom, peace, and prosperity based on the country’s liberal democratic values.
Kim also said that while the upcoming conference in Madrid will largely focus on the ongoing war in Ukraine, Yoon intends to rally global cooperation against North Korea’s nuclear program.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the upcoming summit is expected to sign off on an assistance package for Ukraine that will help the country transition to using NATO-standard military equipment instead of Soviet-era weapons.
South Korea’s Yonhap news outlet said Seoul is also planning to announce additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine at the meeting but not lethal aid.
The outlet added that Yoon may look to hold a trilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the summit.
Last week, Yoon called for a coordinated response from the UN Security Council against Pyongyang’s increasing missile provocations, according to local news outlet Newsis.
Yoon made the remarks during his phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in which he also called for close communication to assist North Korea in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic that the isolated nation is currently facing.
Yoon’s call for a coordinated response follows the vetoing of China and Russia of a US-led effort to impose new UN sanctions on North Korea over its repeated missile tests.
The double veto has led to a division in the 15-member council for the first time since it started to punish North Korea for its weapons tests back in 2006.