The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
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 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
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.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
Kamala Harris calls on countries to 'build a world that works for women' in speech to European Parliament
March is a month dedicated to celebrating women, with March 8 being International Women’s Day. In honor of the special day, Vice President Kamala Harris called on the European Parliament to build a world that would work for women in her address to the event.
Celebrating International Women’s Day in an event that aimed towards empowering women and honoring women’s leadership during the pandemic, Harris made a speech noting the contributions women have made in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while stressing the need to build a world that works for women. The Vice President herself made history by becoming the first woman, first Black woman, and first South Asian woman to become the US Vice President, and noted the women leaders like Simone Veil, the first woman to be elected president of the Parliament.
“Today, the global crises we now face have made abundantly clear both the contributions of women and the challenges facing women,” said Harris. “Simply put: The world does not yet work for women as it should,”
“I believe we must ensure women’s safety at home and in every community. We must ensure that women can access high-quality healthcare, and that those health needs particular to women are addressed. We must treat women with dignity at work, and put in place the structures needed so that women can both care for their families and excel in the workforce. Finally, we must give women equal voice in decision-making, for this is essential to free and fair democracies,” added the Vice President.
Harris stressed that this would not be an act of goodwill, but rather a show of strength which would result in a world that is safer and more prosperous.
Recently, Harris spoke with actor Michael B. Jordan as a special opener to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Harris and Jordan talked about her days as a student at Howard University, as well as the ongoing pandemic and the vaccine rollout. The Vice President praised the NBA for celebrating HBCUs as well as her favorite NBA team Golden State Warriors. Harris also shared a funny incident involving the special jersey given to her by the team, with a number 49 on the front to mark her being the 49th Vice President.