Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
A Taiwanese air force official said the footage of Penghu Islands shown by the People's Liberation Army was exaggerated.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
Taiwan's air force unveiled its most advanced warplane yet, the F-16V that could be equipped with missiles in a nighttime demonstration.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
Joe Biden announces pay raise for federal firefighters
The US has tackled wildfires in parts of the country, bringing to attention one of the effects climate change has on the country. This week, President Joe Biden’s administration announced that federal firefighters would be receiving a pay raise for their efforts.
The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is giving a temporary pay raise to federal wildland firefighters for their efforts in putting out wildfires that have occurred in the country.
This comes as firefighters in the US have tackled record-breaking forest fires in recent years. The Biden administration stressed the importance firefighters and the firefighting workforce have on the country’s national security.
“Shifting development matters, land, and fire management decisions, and climate change have turned fire ‘seasons’ into fire ‘years’ in which increasingly destructive fires are exceeding available Federal firefighting resources,” said the administration.
Aside from the pay increase, mental health wellness and health support for firefighters would be funded by $600 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The administration said the federal firefighters’ pay raises would include the retroactive pay dating back to October of 2021.
While no specific number of federal firefighters who would benefit from the pay raise was disclosed, the Biden administration said in 2021 that it intends to increase the minimum wage for around 11,300 wildland firefighters.
In June last year, Biden gave federal firefighters a pay raise to $15 an hour from $13 and announced bonuses for those who work at the front lines.
Also, this week, Biden announced his appointment of Mohegan Indian Tribe Chief Marilynn Malerba to become the US Treasurer, making her the first Native American to serve in the position and the first Native American to have their signature on the country’s currency.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, during her visit to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota Tuesday, also announced the creation of a new Treasury Office of Tribal and Native Affairs, which will report to the treasurer and will be tasked with tribal relations.
With Malerba’s appointment as US Treasurer, Yellen’s signature will also appear on the US dollar. The practice was prohibited without a sitting US Treasurer. Dollars that were printed when Yellen took office still have her predecessor Steven Mnuchin’s signature.