The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said talks have resumed with Iran over the safeguards probe into the particles found in Iranian nuclear sites.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the government must control immigration in a way that also works for the country.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
Legislation to set up the anti-corruption watchdog is set to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors to explain the "hostile" and "interventionist" stances of the media's coverage of Mahsa Amini's death
Taiwan will continue to be trusted partner in the global chip industry
Taiwan is looking to engage with other countries despite facing enormous pressure from China, which claims the island as its own. Taiwanese economy minister Wang Mei-Hua assured the European Union that the island will remain a trusted partner in the global chip industry.
In a report by Reuters, Wang met with officials from the European Union in rare high-profile discussions described by Taipei as a major “breakthrough.” Wang assured the EU officials that Taiwan will continue to be a trusted partner in the industry, as the island nation is a major semiconductor producer.
The European Union has been reaching out to Taiwan to build plants in the West despite the island’s continuing resistance to China. Taiwan is also determined to show that it can be a good ally to its fellow democratic governments around the world.
Wang’s ministry issued a statement about the talks with the EU’s director-general for trade, Sabine Weyand, saying that the meeting mostly focused on semiconductor cooperation.
“Taiwan will continue to be a trusted partner of the global semiconductor industry and help stabilize supply chain resilience,” the ministry stressed in the statement, adding that Taiwan is doing what it can to help the EU and other partners resolve a global shortage of chips.
Back in February, the EU introduced the European Chips Act, mentioning Taiwan as one of the partners that the bloc would like to work with.
The European Commission confirmed the recent talks, noting that it is still in line with the “One China” policy and strategy to increase its influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Taiwan is also set to hold more trade discussions with the United States, with its lead negotiator John Deng, after the island was not included in the US economic plan for the region.
Deng has pushed for Taiwan’s inclusion in Washington’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework as the US looks to counter China’s growing influence in the region.
Taiwanese Cabinet spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng told reporters this week Deng would be holding online discussions with one of the deputies of US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Sarah Bianchi, on trade issues between the two nations. Deng and Tai previously met in April.
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