The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
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 Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
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.
US Supreme Court leaked draft to strike down Roe v. Wade ruling draws outrage
Analysts have long anticipated that the conservative-majority Supreme Court may attempt to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights in the country. The leaked draft majority opinion drew public outrage from lawmakers and the public.
Politico obtained a draft majority opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, voting to strike down Roe v. Wade, which would protect the woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. The court confirmed the authenticity of the opinion, while Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts pledged to investigate how the opinion was leaked to the press. While the opinion is authentic, it does not represent the final decision that will be released by the end of June.
This led pro-choice Americans as well as so-called pro-life Americans to gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Should the ruling be struck down, Republicans and religious conservatives would gain the victory they have sought for decades.
President Joe Biden criticized the move as “radical” and noted that such a decision would also have repercussions on other rulings such as same-sex marriage that was recognized by the Supreme Court back in 2015.
Biden then pledged to work towards getting Congress to pass legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade ruling and urged voters to back pro-choice candidates in the upcoming midterm elections this year. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also said the Senate would be voting next week on such legislation.
To note, nearly two-thirds of the American public is likely to vote for candidates who support abortion, according to a poll by Reuters/Ipsos Tuesday.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren also expressed outrage at the draft opinion. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the progressive senator said she’s “angry and upset and determined.”
“The Republicans have been working toward this day for decades. They have been out there plotting, carefully cultivating these Supreme Court Justices so they could have a majority on the bench who would accomplish something that the majority of Americans do not want,” said Warren, who also called to codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.
“69 percent of people across this country – across this country, red states and blue states, old people and young people – want Roe v. Wade to maintain as the law of the land,” said Warren.