The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
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.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv restricts Russian books, music
In the midst of the ongoing fighting in areas of Ukraine, the country’s lawmakers voted on two bills that would show another break from Russia in a cultural aspect. The lawmakers voted to place severe restrictions on Russian books and music.
Reuters reports the Ukrainian parliament voted on two bills Sunday that would place restrictions on Russian books and music as another cultural break from Moscow as the war moves into its fourth month.
One law would forbid printing books by Russian citizens unless they renounce their Russian citizenship and take Ukrainian citizenship.
The ban would only apply to those who hold Russian citizenship after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The law would also ban commercial imports of books printed in Russia, Belarus, and Ukrainian territory that is occupied by Russians or pro-Russian separatists.
The law would also require special permission for the import of books in Russian from any other country.
The other law would ban playing music by post-1991 Russian citizens on media and on public transportation. The legislation would also increase quotas on Ukrainian-language speech and music in television and radio broadcasts.
Both laws would need to be signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to take effect.
There have been no signs of opposition to the legislation as both bills have received broad support from lawmakers, including those who were traditionally seen as pro-Russia by most of Ukraine.
Culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said he was “glad to welcome” such restrictions, seen as another culture break by Kyiv from Moscow.
The European Union leaders are set to keep the pressure on Russia through the sets of sanctions the bloc has imposed. A draft document revealed that the leaders intend to do so during the upcoming summit, with gold being considered a target for a possible seventh round of sanctions on Moscow.
“Work will continue on sanctions, including to strengthen implementation and prevent circumvention,” said the document of what the leaders plan to say at the end of the summit obtained by Reuters.
Officials said that while there is no new set of sanctions in the works, for now, there is work being done to identify which sectors could be affected.