Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
Truss is reportedly going to review three financial regulators over concerns of lack of economic growth.
Russian fighter jets made an incursion over Finnish airspace for two minutes, according to its defense ministry.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
21 were killed and 33 were wounded when a bomb exploded during evening prayers at a mosque in Kabul.
A Taiwanese air force official said the footage of Penghu Islands shown by the People's Liberation Army was exaggerated.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
Joe Biden to reportedly announce new CDC mask guidelines
As millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have already been administered, with a good portion of Americans being fully vaccinated, many have also wondered about the requirement to wear a face mask outdoors or in gatherings. Joe Biden will reportedly make an announcement regarding new CDC guidelines for face masks this week.
People familiar with the matter revealed that Biden is set to announce new CDC guidelines concerning face masks this week. This announcement would be ahead of his first address to Congress. Biden will be addressing the state of the pandemic in the country Tuesday and announce whether people will still need to wear facemasks outdoors despite being fully vaccinated.
The final message that will be announced remains to be seen. Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that the CDC guidelines would be updated this week. As of now, the CDC still recommends that vaccinated people should still wear a mask and stay six feet from others in public spaces.
Americans are considered fully vaccinated by the CDC two weeks after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As of now, 229 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, ahead of Biden’s first 100 days in office as the new US president. Nevertheless, Americans are still advised to wear masks and practice social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In other news, the Biden administration has yet to finalize the details of the upcoming American Families Plan. This proposal would address child care needs, long-term care, and paid leave. Parents would also receive monthly checks even after the end of the year under the plan.
However, it remains to be seen whether Biden would propose a permanent benefit for families under the plan or another short-term extension. Economic advisers originally planned on the child tax credit getting a four-year extension until 2025. The White House is also under pressure to make this a permanent benefit rather than a short-term one.
The details of the plan would also be announced ahead of Biden’s first address to Congress this week.