The British defense ministry noted that guaranteeing a Black Sea Fleet in Crimea was a reason for Putin's annexation of the region in 2014.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
The USS Ronald Reagan will be arriving in the port city of Busan on Friday, the South Korean Navy said.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
The acting UN human rights chief also called on Iranian authorities not to further harass women who do not comply with the hijab rules.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
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In what was the most anticipated UNGA address, Zelenskyy said Russia must be punished for its aggression.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
European Parliament to cooperate in probe on spying of Greek EU lawmaker
The European Parliament is set to cooperate with Greek authorities, who launched an investigation into the alleged spying of a Greek member of the EU parliament. This follows the EU Parliament’s condemnation of the incident.
The EU Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in the investigation of the alleged spying of Greek EU Parliament member Nikos Androulakis, who is a member of Greece’s Socialist PASOK Party.
This comes as the Parliament already has a committee investigating the use of the Pegasus spyware in the bloc as scandals involving the spyware affected other EU countries, including France and Poland.
“Illegal surveillance of members’ communications is intolerable and inexcusable,” said Juri Lass, the spokesman for the European Parliament President Roberta Metsola. “Such infringements of the principles and values which form the basis of our democratic system cannot be tolerated, irrespective of the member state where they occur.”
Laas also said that Metsola has called for the committee to investigate Greece’s case as well, looking into banning the illegal practices in the EU. The European Parliament has already received an initial request for information from Greek authorities and is set to share its findings in the coming days.
Also this week, the United Kingdom filed a dispute resolution proceeding against the European Union in order to gain access to the bloc’s scientific research programs, according to the British government Tuesday.
This follows the trade agreement signed in 2020, where the UK negotiated access to science and innovation programs, including Horizon Europe, a $97 billion program that would offer grants and projects to researchers.
However, 18 months later, the European Union has yet to finalize access to Horizon Europe, Copernicus – the Earth observation program on climate change, Euratom – the nuclear research program, and Space Surveillance and Tracking, among others.
This is despite both sides saying that cooperation in research would be mutually beneficial, but relations between the EU and the UK came under strain following the Brexit trade deal disputes for Northern Ireland.
“The EU is in clear breach of our agreement, repeatedly seeking to politicize vital scientific cooperation by refusing to finalize access to these important programs,” said British foreign secretary Liz Truss in a statement.
The European Commission said it acknowledged the UK’s announcement.
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