North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
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.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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.
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.
Joe Biden foreign policy: Iran's president-elect will not meet with POTUS
The US and Iran have been at odds over the latter’s nuclear program, with President Joe Biden keen on resuming negotiations with the Iranian leadership. However, the Islamic nation’s president-elect has ruled out meeting with Biden and sticking with his hardline stance.
Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi says he will not meet with Biden following his election last week. Raisi, who succeeds Hassan Rouhani, will also not negotiate with the US over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and is sticking to a hardline stance as he takes office in August. Raisi made the comments in a news conference in Tehran and said that the US has an obligation to lift the sanctions it has imposed on the Islamic nation.
Raisi is a known protege of the country’s Supreme Leader, who has been sanctioned by the US over his involvement in mass executions back in 1988 of around 5,000 people. The president-elect described himself as a defender of human rights. Raisi’s election victory follows a low turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic, with millions of Iranians staying home in defiance of the vote they criticized as having already been turned to his favor.
With Raisi getting elected, a hardline stance would be in place as negotiations in Vienna continue surrounding Iran’s involvement in the nuclear deal. Raisi’s election also comes at a time when its nuclear facility is reaching 60 percent in its uranium enrichment.
In other news, Biden is restoring a White House tradition that has since been skipped over by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden would be welcoming his former boss, former President Barack Obama, back to the White House to unveil his official portrait later this year. The unveiling of Obama’s official portrait was skipped over by Trump, who did not invite his predecessor, in an event that usually takes place in the East Room of the White House.
The paintings are commissioned by a privately funded White House Historical Association and are awarded to the artist chosen by the former president. Donald and Melania Trump are reportedly in talks with the WHHA and the National Portrait Gallery, and a Trump adviser said to NBC that their discussions are in line with historical precedent.