North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
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.
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.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
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.
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's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
North Korea expanding nuclear facility to include second tunnel, report finds
With North Korea’s repeated weapons tests come concerns about a potential nuclear test, marking the first nuclear test by Pyongyang since 2017. A new report suggests that North Korea is already moving forward with its nuclear program by expanding its nuclear facilities.
A US think tank released a report Thursday which found North Korea seemingly expanding its work on its nuclear test facility by including a second tunnel.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies cited available satellite images, which showed work at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility No. 3 was already complete, making the site ready for nuclear testing.
The group said that for the first time, there was new construction activity at Tunnel No. 4 of the site, which is “strongly suggesting an effort to re-enable it for potential future testing.” To note, North Korea conducted underground nuclear tests at the facility from 2006 to 2017.
Outside Tunnel No. 3, satellite images showed a wall or some landscaping with small trees and bushes. The landscaping was likely done to prepare for visits by senior officials, according to the group in its report.
Both tunnels were never used for the previous nuclear tests, and the entrances of the tunnels were demolished by 2018 when Pyongyang declared a self-imposed pause on testing its nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he no longer needs to go through the pause due to the lack of cooperation by the US during the talks to denuclearize.
This week, the US said it would continue to put pressure on North Korea to permanently shut down its nuclear program.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his South Korean counterpart Park Jin in Washington, where he told reporters that the US is open to dialogue with North Korea but has since been rebuffed by Pyongyang as it moved forward with testing missiles.
“Until the regime in Pyongyang changes course, we will continue to keep the pressure on,” said Blinken, referring to the US-led sanctions imposed on North Korea.
Park said that any provocative move by North Korea would be met with an appropriate and immediate response. Park said that North Korea could either choose to further isolate itself by going through with a nuclear test, or it could pursue diplomacy and dialogue.