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.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
Truss is reportedly going to review three financial regulators over concerns of lack of economic growth.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
The Russian defense ministry claimed the recent blasts in northern and central Crimea were done by saboteurs as Ukrainian officials laud the strikes on its ammunition depots.
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 insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
A Taiwanese air force official said the footage of Penghu Islands shown by the People's Liberation Army was exaggerated.
Joe Biden warns of another pandemic, says US must be prepared
The world is still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, and US President Joe Biden said this week that this would not be the last. Biden warned that the country must be prepared for a future pandemic.
During a White House news conference Tuesday, Biden said the country must be prepared for another pandemic in the future as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not be the last.
The US leader made the remarks when he was pressed on getting Congress to approve funds for COVID-19 vaccines for infants and toddlers. Biden said the funds for vaccine supplies would last until the end of the year.
“We do need more money. But we don’t just need money for vaccines for children. Eventually, we need more money to plan for the second pandemic,” said the US leader.
“There’s going to be another pandemic,” warned Biden. “We have to think ahead.”
This follows a report by Bloomberg last week that the Biden administration is expected to announce a renewed “biodefense strategy” to improve the country’s response to a pandemic.
Biden’s proposed budget for 2023 indicates $82 billion in the span of five years toward preparation for biological threats.
The main goal is to create an environment where the US can produce effective vaccines and treatments for a pathogen within 100 days of discovery. The funding would also be used to boost healthcare infrastructure and expand research to identify potential biological threats.
In other related news, the Biden administration announced Tuesday that it was sending Ukraine an additional $450 million in military aid as Kyiv continues to resist Russian attacks. The new package would include four multiple launch rocket systems and artillery ammunition for other systems.
The package will also include 18 patrol boats for monitoring coasts and rivers as well as small arms.
This follows last week’s announcement by the administration that it was sending $1 billion in additional military aid to Ukraine, which included howitzers, ammunition, and coastal defense systems. The US has now provided around $6.1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion back in February, and $6.8 billion since Biden took office in January 2021.