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Ukraine rejects calls for an immediate ceasefire
Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's adviser, has stated that the idea of territorial concessions was unacceptable to Kyiv. Podolyak also rejected calls for an immediate ceasefire, referring to them as "very strange." Podolyak stated, "The (Russian) forces must leave the country, and after that, the resumption of the peace process will be possible."
 
Biden declares US would defend Taiwan in event of Chinese invasion
At a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on May 23rd, President Joe Biden declared that the US would be willing to defend Taiwan militarily should China move to invade. Biden stated, "We agree with the One China policy... But the idea that it can be taken by force... is just not appropriate. It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in - in Ukraine."
 
Biden’s new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
In Tokyo on Monday, President Joe Biden announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The member countries of the IPEF include Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S.
 
Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister
On Monday, Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister at a ceremony held in Government House, Canberra. Anthony Albanese, 59, has been the leader of the Australian Labor Party since 2019 and a member of parliament since 1996.
 
Biden wraps up S. Korea visit by showcasing Hyundai’s pledge of $10B US investment
On Sunday, President Joe Biden wrapped up a three-day visit to South Korea, showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion into electric vehicles and related technologies in the United States. Hyundai Motor Group announced it would be investing an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 with the goal of strengthening collaboration with US firms in advanced technology. The new investment brings its planned US total through 2025 to about $10 billion.
 
Bill de Blasio to run for Congress in New York’s 10th district
Bill de Blasio, who served as New York City's 109th mayor from 2014 to 2021, has announced his run for Congress. De Blasio, 61, plans to run in New York's newly drawn 10th Congressional District, which covers Lower Manhattan and much of Brooklyn, including his Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.
 
Archbishop denies House Speaker Pelosi communion over abortion stance
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi through a letter that she would no longer receive communion. The archbishop tweeted, "After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion."
 
Biden starts his six-day trip to Asia
US president began his six-day trip to South Korea and Japan to strengthen Indo-Pacific alliances amid China’s rise and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Friday evening, Biden landed at the Osan Air Base, 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) south of Seoul.
 
House of Representatives moves to curb domestic terrorism in the US
The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night to bolster federal resources to curb domestic terrorism. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (Bill HR 350) came days after a gunman killed 10 black people in a racially charged attack in Buffalo, NY.
 
Biden departs for his 1st presidential visit to the Indo-Pacific
On Thursday, President Joe Biden embarked on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan, marking his first presidential trip to the Indo-Pacific region. Biden will meet the newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and consult with officials on the challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.