Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
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.
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.
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.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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 Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Donald Trump investigation: Michael Cohen says ex-POTUS will turn on his family in case of criminal charges
One of the major updates into one of the ongoing investigations on former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization this week was when the New York AG announced that her investigation is now of a criminal nature. According to Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, the former president may turn on his inner circle in case he is criminally charged, including his family.
Speaking with host Joy Reid on MSNBC, Cohen was pressed on whether Trump’s adult children, who serve as executives in the Trump Organization, should hire their own lawyers. Cohen said that they must hire their own attorneys, being well aware of the company’s finances and assets, including Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. However, Cohen also predicted that Trump would be willing to turn on his family in order to save himself.
“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them. What do you think about that? Including his children,” said Cohen, leaving Reid surprised. Cohen went on to explain that the former president only cares about himself and will always look for someone else to blame in order to get away free.
Cohen added the scenario of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and New York AG Letitia James asking the former president questions about his taxes. Trump’s former lawyer predicted that the former president would drop his children’s names, including Ivanka Trump, even his wife, former first lady Melania Trump.
“‘I don’t do my taxes, it’s my accountant.’ He’ll turn on the accountant, say that Don Jr. handled something, even Ivanka or Melania handled it,” said Cohen. “He’s going to tell them to take everyone other than himself.”
Trump is now facing yet another lawsuit, and this time it’s from the Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition, over his xenophobic rhetoric against Asian Americans during the pandemic. The coalition is suing Trump for referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus,” “Kung Flu,” and “Wuhan virus,” as the virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019.
According to the lawsuit, Trump’s use of the derogatory names for COVID-19 contributed to the increase in hate crimes against Chinese and Asian Americans.