Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
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 UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
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The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Joe Biden urged to use federal facilities to provide abortion services
US President Joe Biden recently spoke with Democratic Governors of several states over the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The governors have called on Biden to make use of federal facilities to provide abortion services.
In a virtual conference with nine Democratic state governors, Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Kathy Hochul of New York, Jared Polis of Colorado, Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Kate Brown of Oregon, JB Pritzker of Illinois, Jay Inslee of Washington, Ned Lamont of Connecticut, and Dan McKee of Rhode Island to discuss the repercussions following the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Biden criticized the court’s decision to overturn a woman’s right to get an abortion, describing the ruling as “tragic” and that he also shared the public’s outrage. Biden also reiterated his commitment to using the federal government to continue abortion access where it allows and called to elect more Democrats who support women’s reproductive rights.
Grisham and Hochul said using federal facilities such as Veterans’ Affairs hospitals, Indian Health Service Clinics, and military bases to provide women access to abortion.
“We ask that you consider your ability to use federal facilities,” said Hochul, citing “veterans’ hospitals, military bases, and other places where the federal government controls the jurisdiction in some of the states that are hostile to women’s rights and make sure those services are available to other women.”
Grisham echoed Hochul’s comments, saying that Native nations in her state have informed her that they would allow abortion services at IHS facilities.
In other related news, a group of lawmakers is calling on Biden to take action by filing a formal request for consultations with India at the World Trade Organization over the alleged “dangerous trade-distorting practices.”
In a letter to Biden, 12 lawmakers said the current WTO rules allow governments to subsidize up to 10 percent of the value of production. However, the Indian government has subsidized over half of the value of production for several commodities such as rice and wheat.
The lack of “rule-following” by India and the lack of response from the Biden administration has apparently reshaped the global agricultural production and trade channels by lowering prices and depressing the production of rice and wheat commodities, which put American producers at an advantage, according to the lawmakers.