Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
US VP Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19
US Vice President Kamala Harris’s office announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Harris will instead be working from her Washington DC residence throughout the remainder of her quarantine period.
Harris’s office announced Tuesday that the vice president has tested positive for COVID-19. However, as Harris is fully vaccinated and received her booster shot, she is asymptomatic and will be working from the vice president’s residence in Washington and will return to the White House when she tests negative. Harris was also not in close contact with President Joe Biden or first lady Dr. Jill Biden.
The vice president’s case is also considered to be a “breakthrough infection.”
Prior to Harris’s positive test, her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff tested positive for COVID-19. Harris’s communications director Jamal Simmons, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and deputy Karine Jean-Pierre also tested positive for COVID over the past several weeks. Biden administration officials have expressed concerns that Biden’s regular contact with advisers and supporters may expose him to coronavirus.
This comes amidst a string of COVID-19 cases in Washington among officials as of late. Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for COVID-19. DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Reps. Joaquin Castro and Adam Schiff all tested positive for COVID at that time.
Harris’s office is also experiencing personnel changes as of late as last week, her chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, announced that she would be stepping down from her post as her top aide. A White House official told CNN the news of Flournoy’s departure. Flournoy will be replaced by Democratic strategist Lorraine Voles, who has been serving as Harris’s adviser since joining last year.
In an internal email to the staff obtained by the network, Flournoy said she was “eternally grateful” to Harris and that it was “an honor” to work with Harris.
Flournoy’s exit follows a series of other high-profile departures and replacements. Flournoy’s deputy Michael Fuchs stepped down earlier this month. The White House also announced that Harris’s national security adviser Nancy McEldowney would be stepping down and will be replaced by her deputy Phil Gordon.