Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
Donald Trump attacks Dr. Fauci over US response to COVID-19
Former President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely criticized and has led to the deaths of over 500,000 Americans in 2020. In his recent appearance in North Carolina, Trump tried to pin the blame for the country’s response to the pandemic on infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Speaking at the North Carolina Republican Convention over the weekend, Trump railed against the infectious diseases expert over his handling of the pandemic when it broke out in the US. The former president added that Dr. Fauci was wrong on almost every aspect of the virus and was dismissive of the theory that Trump and Republicans have pushed that the coronavirus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan, where the disease first broke out.
To note, Trump was dismissive of the gravity of COVID-19 and has brushed off the pandemic as a “hoax” and that it would go away regardless of a vaccine. The former president had also suggested injecting bleach to kill the virus as well as the anti-malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine. Trump also ironically accused Dr. Fauci of prioritizing his own image rather than that of the severity of the coronavirus.
Trump also called on the attendees to support to the Republican candidates in the upcoming 2022 elections. The former president also once again repeated his false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him despite being unsuccessful in his efforts to overturn the results through lawsuits.
The former president is facing a slew of lawsuits, most notably the rape defamation suit filed against him by author E. Jean Carroll. Under then-DOJ AG Bill Barr, the agency defended Trump for saying that he was president by the time the comments were made. However, it appears that even Joe Biden’s DOJ continues to represent Trump in the case, looking for its dismissal.
This follows a ruling made by the lower court saying that the DOJ cannot intervene in Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump. The White House was reached for comment, and Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that they were not informed by the agency’s decision to continue representing the former president.