Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
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.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
Donald Trump dismisses virtual debate with Joe Biden
Following the news of Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19 last week, he has since been recovering from the disease at the White House. However, his condition comes over a week until the second presidential debate and a few weeks before the third and final debate. With the commission-in-charge considering a virtual format for the debate, Trump has dismissed the idea.
Trump dismissed the idea of debating his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in a virtual setting, for the next two presidential debates. Speaking to Fox Business, Trump weighed in on a possible virtual debate, saying that he will not bother to appear should the format be in that manner. “I’m not going to do a virtual debate,” said Trump.
The comments follow as the Commission on Presidential Debates has announced a virtual format for the two candidates’ debates. This was a result of Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, which the president has claimed to have made a full recovery. The Biden campaign has since responded to Trump’s comments, saying that they have already agreed to a virtual debate format. But because Trump will not want to attend should the debate be in that manner, they suggested that the third debate on October 22 be a town hall format instead.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien has also suggested that the debate originally scheduled for October 15 be moved to October 22 and the third debate be moved to October 29, days before the November elections. However, the Biden campaign rejected the suggestion, saying that the Debate Commission is in charge of scheduling the debates.
Later on, following the news of Trump’s physician gave him the clear to return to campaigning. The Trump campaign has called on the Debate Commission to push through with next week’s debate but only in person.
“There is, therefore, no medical reason why the Commission on Presidential Debates should shift the debate to a virtual setting, postpone it, or otherwise alter it in any way,” said campaign manager Bill Stepien.
Despite the insistence to hold the next debate in person, commission chair Frank Fahrenkopf said that their decision to hold the debate virtually was not going to be reversed. Their decision was in accordance with the advice given by the Cleveland Clinic.
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