The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
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The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
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.
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 discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
US VP Kamala Harris calls for unity, tougher gun laws at mayor's event
Dozens of shootings have occurred in the US over the past several weeks, including the horrific Buffalo massacre and the Uvalde elementary school shooting. In the annual event for the country’s mayors, Vice President Kamala Harris called for unity and stricter gun laws to prevent more shootings from happening.
Speaking at the 90th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Reno, Nevada, Harris stressed the importance of unity and stricter gun laws. Harris’s remarks come a day after President Joe Biden urged Congress to take action against gun violence following the recent mass shootings.
“Let us not allow those who are motivated by hate to separate us or make us feel fear. Let us not allow that,” said Harris during her speech.
“We all have so much more in common than what separates us. That if we are to maximize our strength as a nation, we must find a way to commit to come together. With a principle that includes believing that a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us,” said Harris.
Biden’s speech reiterated the importance of Congress taking action, saying that the shootings are turning schools, supermarkets, and other regular places into “killing fields.”
The US leader said that if nothing is done to address and solve the issue of gun violence, the public should take their “outrage” to turn it into a central issue in the upcoming November midterm elections.
Harris previously called on lawmakers to pass legislation for a ban on assault weapons. Last month, after speaking at the funeral service for Ruth Whitfield, one of the 10 people who were killed in the Buffalo shooting and the oldest victim in the incident, Harris reiterated the call for banning assault weapons.
“We are not sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” Harris told reporters. “We know what works on this. Let’s have an assault weapons ban.”
“An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place in civil society,” said Harris.
Harris also previously called for universal background checks for gun purchases. The legislation remains blocked by Senate Republicans.