Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Kamala Harris calls for Congress to take action on gun control following Atlanta and Boulder shootings
Two mass shootings have occurred less than a week from each other, prompting public figures and advocates to condemn the killings and demanding Congress to take action on gun control. Among those is Vice President Kamala Harris, who called for Congress to take action following the recent shootings.
Speaking on CBS’ “This Morning,” Harris said that Congress must be expected to take action on passing legislation on gun control. The vice president did not directly answer when pressed on whether Joe Biden would take executive action into implementing gun control.
Biden is a strong supporter of gun control laws, supporting the ban on assault weapons. Two gun safety bills have already been passed by the Democratic-controlled House. However, the bills will face a challenge in the Senate under current rules as Republicans have opposed such legislation from advancing.
Harris also condemned the two shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Boulder, Colorado. The shootings in an Asian spa in Atlanta killed eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent. The shooting at Boulder killed 10 people, among them a police officer who first responded to the scene. The Atlanta shooting sparked calls to condemn the violence and hate against the Asian American community. “We’re seeing tragedy after tragedy,” said the vice president, who is also the first South Asian to take on the role.
Harris and Biden visited Georgia to promote the American Rescue Plan and speak with leaders of the state’s AAPI community. Harris also said that she and Biden would be visiting the southern border, following the surge of migrants seeking to cross.
In other related news, Harris will be joining former President Bill Clinton this week for a talk on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected women. The event is part of the 13th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting and in partnership with Howard University, Harris’s alma mater. The event will also discuss topics such as restoring faith in democracy, environmental justice, recovery from COVID-19, as well as creating systemic change.
Aside from Harris, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore, and Stacey Abrams will also be appearing at the event.