Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
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 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
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 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.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort charged Secret Service over $15,000 for hotel rooms
In the last months of his presidency, now-former President Donald Trump still raked in thousands of taxpayer dollars. In December 2020, Trump charged the Secret Service over $15,000 in hotel rooms in his Mar-a-Lago resort.
A report by The Washington Post revealed that Trump’s resort charged the former president’s Secret Service detail $396 a night in hotel rooms during his eight-day vacation for Christmas.
This amounted to $15,846 in taxpayer money, with the rate exceeding more than the federally mandated amount of $205 a night, which the White House could override. The report now adds to the evidence that Trump preferred his properties to be the beneficiaries of government events and spending.
The trip last December was the 31st golf vacation that the now-former president took during his presidency, resulting in $151.5 million in financial gains from taxpayers. Each of Trump’s trips to his Florida resort also happened to amount to $3.4 million.
This included the expenses incurred from the resources needed to fly him, his staff, and the vehicles needed for his motorcade on Air Force One and cargo planes. A portion of the amount was also allocated to the Coast Guard that would patrol the coastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean close to his resort.
Overall, the expenses on Trump’s golf vacations were equal to 379 years of presidential salary that at one time, the now-former president boasted of having given up. According to the Huffington Post, which reported the numbers on his golf vacation, had Trump followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Barack Obama in playing golf at the bases close to the White House, he would have saved the same amount of money that was spent.
At the same time, Trump’s Save America PAC was able to amass over $85 million in funds as he prepares to establish an operation to beat his political enemies and possibly fund a presidential bid in 2024.
From late November to December, the PAC made over $30 million in donations, ending 2020 with $31 million in cash on hand, according to filings made to the Federal Election Commission.