A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
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.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
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.
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.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
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.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
US Supreme Court: HHS Secretary says Roe v. Wade will not be overturned for long
There have been widespread protests taking place in the US following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion rights. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra recently expressed optimism that the decision by the court’s conservative majority would not last very long.
In a recent interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Becerra said he does not believe the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would last for very long. Becerra cited that the decision could still be reversed but also called on Congress to codify Roe v. Wade into law to protect a woman’s right to choose.
“I’ve been around long enough to know that nothing’s ever totally safe. But remember, we still haven’t been able to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and so this country has a way to go. But I certainly don’t believe this decision by the court and Dobbs is going to stand long. This is just not America,” Becerra told host Chuck Todd.
When pressed on what he would tell Democrats who have expressed frustration that the party is not fighting hard enough to protect women’s body autonomy. Becerra said he would tell them to provide ideas as they will “explore everything we can” while also calling to pass legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade should they find enough votes to pass the bill.
Becerra explained that while the HHS has received proposals, it does not necessarily mean that the Biden administration can immediately implement them. Becerra noted that they still have to check if the proposals not only adhere to the laws but also that they have the authority to implement them.
The high court remains under scrutiny amidst the recent swearing-in of the newest Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson last week, who also made history as the first Black woman to serve on the court. Jackson succeeded Justice Stephen Breyer, who also officially retired from the bench on the day of her swearing-in.
Jackson is joining the court’s liberal minority after getting confirmed by the Senate in April. The Senate also confirmed Jackson to the DC Court of Appeals last year.