Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
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.
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.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
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 a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
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.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
US Supreme Court: SCOTUS official asks Maryland Governor to bar protests outside justices' homes
The recent decisions made by the Conservative-majority US Supreme Court have resulted in public outrage and backlash for reversing several policies that are popular amongst the citizens. With widespread protests happening in the country, a top Supreme Court official has called on Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan to bar protests outside the homes of the Supreme Court justices.
Reuters reports Supreme Court marshal Gail Curley wrote a letter addressed to Hogan Friday last week, asking Hogan to enforce laws that prohibit picketing outside the homes of the Supreme Court justices in his state, saying that the protests have increased “threatening activity.”
In his letter, Curley cited a law in Maryland that prohibits people from deliberately assembling “in a manner that disrupts a person’s right to tranquility in the person’s home.” Curley also reminded Hogan that back in May, he expressed concern over the protests happening outside the homes of the justices in his state.
Hogan also wrote a joint letter with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, calling on US Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce a federal law that bars protests that are intended to influence judges on pending cases.
“I am writing to request that the Maryland State Police, in conjunction with local authorities as appropriate, enforce laws prohibiting picketing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who live in Maryland,” said Curley in his letter that was published on the Fox News site.
This comes as widespread protests have begun since the high court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalizes abortion and women’s reproductive rights. Abortion rights activists have begun staging protests outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Maryland and the home of Justice Samuel Alito in Virginia.
Democratic Congressman Mondaire Jones told MSNBC’s Mehdi Hassan Sunday that there is still a way to protect the rights and freedoms of women through Congress to prevent the Supreme Court from striking them down.
Jones explained that the way to do so is to expand the Supreme Court by four more seats in order to permanently preserve fundamental rights.
Jones also disagreed with President Joe Biden’s opinion that expanding the Supreme Court would be “polarizing” as the public already has a low opinion of the high court especially after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.