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The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasts Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell in statement condemning SCOTUS draft on Roe v. Wade
Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi issued a statement this week, slamming the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade. In her statement, Pelosi blasted former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in their move to create a conservative-majority court.
Pelosi issued a statement Tuesday slamming the draft Supreme Court opinion that would potentially overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights.
The high court confirmed the authenticity of the draft which is expected to be released by the end of the court’s term in June. The Supreme Court also said that a final decision has yet to be made, but the draft has regardless sparked public outrage.
Pelosi also said that striking down Roe v. Wade would become the foundation of which Republicans could strike down even more freedoms. Pelosi described the argument made by Justice Samuel Alito – who authored the draft – as “alarming” and “extremist.”
“The monstrous draft decision is a sweeping and severe restriction of Americans’ rights. With it, Trump, McConnell, and Republicans in Congress have assaulted privacy, precedent, and the Constitution,” wrote the top congressional Democrat.
“As drafted, Justice Alito’s argument – that women are not entitled to basic rights today because they have been denied those rights for generations – is alarming and extremist,” said Pelosi. “This draft ruling offers a dangerous blueprint for future assaults on some of our most cherished rights, which are rooted in the long-held Constitutional right to privacy.”
The Supreme Court is currently looking into a law in Mississippi that would potentially ban all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
In other related news, Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Ukraine in an unannounced visit over the weekend. Pelosi – who is now the highest-ranking US official to visit Kyiv since the start of the war – met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a show of support.
In a press conference shortly afterward, Zelenskyy said that the meeting with Pelosi was “substantive” and “multifaceted” regarding the military aid and the financial assistance the US was sending to Ukraine in the midst of the war. Zelenskyy also thanked the US for its revival of the World War II-era Lend and Lease program that will allow Washington to lend or lease arms to Ukraine as it continues its resistance against Russia.