In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
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.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says leaked SCOTUS draft overturning Roe v. Wade 'slapped women in the face'
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ripped into the right-leaning Supreme Court following the leaked draft opinion overturning abortion rights was published by the media. Pelosi continued her criticism of the high court in a recent interview, saying that the court “slapped women in the face.”
Speaking on CBS “Face the Nation” with host Margaret Brennan, Pelosi described the draft majority opinion seeking to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision as an insult to women. The top House Democrat’s comments follow almost a week since the draft opinion was authored by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked and obtained by Politico. The Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the leaked draft, which is set to be published by the end of the court’s term.
“Here we are on Mother’s Day, a week where this court has slapped women in the face in terms of disrespect for their judgment about the size and timing of their families,” said Pelosi. “So the fact is, let’s keep our eye on the ball. The ball is in the court of these justices, one of them at least said over and over again.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would force a vote on the legislation in the chamber, which is expected to fail due to the filibuster. The legislation remains in the Senate after the House passed the bill back in February to codify Roe v. Wade into law.
Some Democratic officials have expressed frustration at the lack of action from the party to address the issue on a federal level, such as California Governor Gavin Newsom, who questioned where the party’s “counteroffensive” is.
In a swipe toward the Democratic governor, Pelosi said she has “no idea why anyone would make that statement unless they were unaware of the fight that has been going on.” Pelosi cited the Republicans’ goals of opposing contraception and women’s reproductive rights.
Pelosi previously blasted the Supreme Court shortly after the leak was published. The top House Democrat said that the move to strike down Roe v. Wade would be considered an “abomination” and would be “one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.”