Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris receives endorsement from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
With almost a month left until the November elections, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris are set to face Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the upcoming debates. Recently, the Biden-Harris ticket has received another celebrity endorsement from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Johnson shared a video of his brief interview with Biden and Harris on Twitter when he announced his endorsement of the pair over the weekend. This would be the first time the former WWF/WWE wrestler made a public endorsement.
“As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past. In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT,” Tweeted Johnson.
In his interview with Biden and Harris, Johnson asked them how they plan to earn the respect of the American public if or when they become the next occupants of the White House. Biden answered that he will tell them the truth while also being open about failures and take accountability. Harris also echoes the need for the truth and adds that people in the US are in need of healing, as many people have been severely affected by the pandemic this year.
Tuesday, September 29, would be the first presidential debate between Biden and Donald Trump. Trump has often tried to depict the former vice president as senile or no longer mentally fit to take on the responsibilities of being president. Trump has also previously accused Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs so as to appear alert during the previous presidential debates. However, analysts have already criticized the constant attacks to demean Biden, citing that Trump has now set the bar of expectations low enough for the former vice president to do well.
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted demanding that Biden take a drug test prior to the debate or after the debate. Although Biden himself chose not to respond to the tweet, his campaign responded on his behalf later on.
“Vice President Biden intends to deliver his debate answers in words. If the president thinks his best case is made in urine he can have at it,” said Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield. “We’d expect nothing less from Donald Trump, who pissed away the chance to protect the lives of 200K Americans when he didn’t make a plan to stop COVID-19.”