The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Joe Biden to travel to Saudi Arabia, Israel, in July
US President Joe Biden is expected to travel to Europe this month for the annual G7 and NATO summits. More details of a possible visit by Biden to the Middle East were revealed this week, with the US leader traveling to Saudi Arabia and Israel in July.
A source familiar with the matter said the US leader will be traveling to Saudi Arabia and July in July, according to Reuters. The source added that the White House is set to announce the upcoming trips this week.
The source also said that Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia will also include meeting its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The trip was also confirmed by the spokesperson of the National Security Council saying that the upcoming engagements are being planned but did not disclose any further details.
The White House has said Biden believes the crown prince is a “pariah” for his involvement in the murder of a political opponent, journalist Jamal Khashoggi back in 2018.
The journalist’s murder at a consulate in Istanbul tarnished the image of the crown prince, and the Saudi government has denied the claims of the crown prince’s alleged involvement.
The upcoming visit by Biden to Saudi Arabia would likely seek to boost relations with the country at a time when gasoline prices are increasing.
In other related news, Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan raised concerns about North Korea with China’s top diplomat Yang Jie-chi regarding Beijing’s veto of a US-led push to increase sanctions on North Korea for its repeated weapons tests.
Sullivan and Yang held a four-hour meeting in Luxembourg Monday, where Sullivan said China and the US could work together on the issue surrounding North Korea.
This comes as last week, Russia and China accused the US of stoking the tensions in the Korean peninsula during a UN session where both countries had to explain their reasons for their veto of a resolution imposing new sanctions over the renewed ballistic missile launches by Pyongyang.
This also follows the comments by deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman back on June 7 that the US, South Korea, and other countries would respond appropriately should North Korea carry out another nuclear test.
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