Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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Kamala Harris addresses COVID-19 vaccine equity in visit to Chicago
As more than 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have already been administered, more Americans are being encouraged to receive a shot. Vice President Kamala Harris addressed COVID-19 vaccine equity in her first official visit to Chicago this week.
Harris arrived in Chicago Tuesday, following the invitation of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for the vice president to come and visit. Harris visited a union hall in Chinatown that was currently being used as a vaccination site, thanking union members for getting vaccinated while also asking them to encourage their peers and family members to receive a shot when they can. The vice president’s visit comes on the same day Joe Biden announced that all adults will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19.
Speaking with ABC7’s Craig Wall following her visit to the vaccination site, Harris was pressed on why Chicago has not been receiving more vaccine doses despite the administration’s commitment to equity. Harris said that the city is set to receive more vaccines, noting that more vaccine doses are being sent to the state and Biden’s announcement that more resources are being sent to the states. The CDC is sending over $90 million to the state with almost $34 million to Chicago to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
While Harris side-stepped the concern of having “vaccine passports,” she maintained that the administration’s focus is to make sure all Americans receive their shot. Harris also expressed disagreement with states like Indiana that lifted its mask mandate. “Wearing a mask will save your life and the life of people around you and it’s just a smart thing to do,” said the vice president.
In other news, Harris also received a Resolute Desk of her own this week, built by the Navy from parts of historic US warship, the USS Constitution that was commissioned by George Washington in 1794. Former President Donald Trump’s desk in his post-White House office in Florida also resembled the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office featuring a piece of metal used to build the wall at the southern border.
Users on social media were quick to compare the difference between the two desks. One user described the photo with Trump behind his Resolute Desk replica as “sad” while another user said that the former president “has no taste.” Others praised the new addition to Harris’s office, noting Harris’s historic election victory.