Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
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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.
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 bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
NATO to cut civilian, military greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030
The NATO alliance is joining in the efforts to combat climate change as this week, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, announced the alliance’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Stoltenberg said NATO will look to cut down civilian and military greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030 and to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
In remarks on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Stoltenberg announced the alliance’s plan to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The NATO chief announced that NATO will aim to reduce civilian and military greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 percent by the year 2030 and to become carbon-neutral by 2050.
“It will not be easy but it can be done,” said Stoltenberg, adding that reducing emissions would not only help the environment but also help improve military vehicles.
“I believe that in the future, the most advanced military vehicles, and the most resilient armed forces, will be those that do not rely on fossil fuels,” said Stoltenberg.
The recent aim will align NATO with the Paris Climate Accords that were established in 2015. The Paris agreement aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius or 34.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
The alliance’s targets will refer to its own assets like the AWACS surveillance planes, drones that are based in Italy, its headquarters in Brussels, and military headquarters in places like Mons, Naples, and Brunssum. NATO is also looking to help its allies in reducing the carbon footprints of their national militaries.
To note, military emissions are often exempted from emission targets of countries.
The war in Ukraine has led countries such as Sweden and Finland to apply for NATO membership, which faced a challenge in the form of the veto by alliance member-state Turkey. This week, ahead of the summit in Madrid, Turkey has now lifted its veto on Sweden and Finland’s bids for membership, clearing the way for an expansion.
The decision came after four hours of negotiations before the summit began, with all three countries agreeing to protect each other’s security.
With Turkey lifting its veto, Sweden and Finland can proceed with their application to join the alliance, with the steps for the countries’ accession to NATO to be agreed on in the coming days.