The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
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.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
US Supreme Court: GOP Senator Susan Collins will vote to confirm SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson
The US Senate is geared towards holding a vote on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. GOP Senator Susan Collins announced this week that she intends to vote to confirm Jackson.
Collins announced Wednesday that she plans to vote to confirm Jackson, who would become the first Black woman to become a Supreme Court Justice. Collins released a statement from her office with the announcement, boosting Jackson’s chances of getting confirmed in the evenly-divided Senate.
Collins said that she reviewed Jackson’s record and watched her Senate confirmation hearings last week, and met with her twice in person. The moderate Republican lawmaker concluded that the federal judge, who was confirmed by the same Senate to her position several months prior, has all the qualifications for a Supreme Court justice.
Collins also noted the trend of politicizing the judicial nomination process, which she described as “broken” regardless of where in the political spectrum one would be in.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said last week that the chamber was on track to confirming Jackson to the post before the chamber goes on a break on April 8. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia also confirmed last week that he would be voting for Jackson, essentially securing her confirmation as only a simple majority is needed to confirm the nominee to the lifetime position.
However, even without Republican votes, Jackson is still on track to be confirmed as Vice President Kamala Harris serves as a tie-breaker vote.
Aside from confirming that he would vote for Jackson, Manchin also blasted his Republican colleagues for their treatment of the nominee during her confirmation hearings in front of the Judiciary Committee. Manchin said that the Republican Senators who repeatedly cut off Jackson while she was trying to explain her sentencing decisions showed poor judgment.
“It was disgraceful, it really was, what I saw,” Manchin told reporters. “And I met with her and I read all the transcripts. I listened to basically the hearings and it just was embarrassing.”
“It’s not who we are. It’s not what we were sent here to do, to attack other people and just try to tear them down. I won’t be part of that. I think she’s extremely well-qualified and I think she’ll be an exemplary judge,” said Manchin.
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