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.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
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Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
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.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
South Korea: Transition panel announces new slate of top aides
South Korea’s incoming President Yoon Suk-yeol is putting together the slate of individuals who will be serving in his administration when he takes office this month. Yoon’s transition committee has announced its new slate of top aides in several positions.
Reuters reports Yoon’s transition team Sunday announced its slate of aides for the conservative’s incoming administration. Yoon is to be inaugurated on May 10 after winning the presidential elections in March.
Yoon’s team named Kim Sung–han, who is a professor at Korea University and a former vice foreign minister, as Yoon’s national security adviser. Kim also served as a foreign policy adviser on Yoon’s transition committee.
Former vice finance minister Choi Sang-mok, who was also part of Yoon’s transition panel, was named the top economic policy adviser. Former director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff Kim Yong-hyun will be serving as the head of the Presidential Security Service. Seoul National University professor Ahn Sang-hoon was named as Yoon’s social policy adviser.
This comes as the incoming administration faces several diplomatic challenges, including strengthening relations with the United States and easing tensions with China and Japan. The administration is also expected to tackle the increasing tensions with North Korea, especially as Pyongyang has pressed forward with its weapons tests.
Domestically, Yoon’s administration will also be tackling the ongoing issue of rising housing prices and growing economic inequality that has peaked under his predecessor Moon Jae-in.
Yoon and his team have been engaging with world leaders in the weeks leading up to his inauguration. Last week, Reuters reported that a delegation of Yoon’s foreign policy aides traveled to Japan for a five-day visit and met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Yoon has expressed a desire to improve relations with Japan despite the constant disputes between both countries that stem from Japan’s colonization of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. Tokyo said that it is also determined to improve relations with South Korea, and during the meeting, Kishida stressed the importance of cooperation between both countries and the United States.
The visit to Japan last week came amidst speculation in local media that Kishida may attend Yoon’s inauguration.