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Harris is also set to visit the island of Palawan to reaffirm US support for the Philippines as the region also faces a dispute with China over the South China Sea.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that Russia was breaking the rules of war in the atrocities its forces have committed.
Labor leader Keir Starmer told business leaders that a Labor government would help the country's economy away from "immigration dependency."
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Scholz also said that his visit to China made clear that nuclear weapons should not be used in the war.
Rights groups and videos on social media showed the increased crackdown in the Kurdish region of Mahabad.
Kamala Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, to lead US delegation in Tokyo Paralympic Games
Following the Tokyo Olympics come the Paralympic Games that will also take place in Japan’s capital. This time, Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff will be leading the US delegation to the sporting events.
US President Joe Biden has announced that Emhoff will be making his first overseas engagement as the second gentleman by leading the US delegation to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The events were delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as countries are facing a surge in cases due to the Delta variant. Emhoff will be attending the opening ceremony on August 24, and along with him will be Raymond Greene, who is leading the US Embassy in Tokyo until an ambassador is appointed and sworn in.
Emhoff’s attendance also follows first lady Dr. Jill Biden’s leading of the US team in the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo. Dr. Biden met with the Japanese Prime Minister and the Emperor. Dr. Biden also attended some of the games before returning to Washington.
Emhoff has so far been touring the country to promote the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda. The most recent tour was to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, encouraging people to get vaccinated against the disease. There is still a significant portion of Americans that are vaccinated or have refused to take the vaccine.
4,400 athletes with disabilities from 160 countries will be competing in over 20 sporting events. The events will also be adhering to the COVID-19 protocols, similar to the recent Olympic games.
Previously, Harris spoke with the new Israeli President Isaac Herzog this week over the phone, congratulating Herzog for his election. The readouts of the conversation from both their offices said that Harris reaffirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to the security of Israel while reiterating the importance of US-Israel relations.
A readout from Harris’s office also stated that she reiterated the importance of the US’s pledge to seek the two-state solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The readout from Herzog’s office made no mention of the conflict and instead said that they focused on the US’ support for normalizing the ties between Israel and other Arab nations.