The United States announced on Monday the reimposition of sanctions on nine individuals and three entities in Zimbabwe, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, citing their involvement in corruption.
Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed in on the upcoming US presidential election, describing Democratic incumbent Joe Biden as "more predictable" than his predecessor, Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden, eager to showcase US leadership in the face of Beijing and Moscow, this week leads another major summit, but this time the guests will include Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The US state of Ohio voted Tuesday to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution, while the Democratic governor of Kentucky won reelection, in results that boosted President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 White House race.
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have been fleeing to the southern regions of the territory.
In the midst of escalating violence in the region, Israel announced on Tuesday that it had recaptured Gaza's border areas from Hamas.
The head of the Wagner mercenary group said Saturday he had crossed into Russia with his forces to topple Moscow's military leadership, saying he and his 25,000 fighters were "ready to die".
Former President Donald Trump made a historic first court appearance on Tuesday, pleading not guilty to multiple criminal charges related to mishandling classified documents and scheming to prevent their return.
President Joe Biden took a face-first tumble on Thursday after tripping over an obstacle on stage at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, but he appeared unhurt - and joked about it later.
North Korea's Kim Yo Jong warned on Saturday that a US-South Korean agreement aimed at strengthening deterrence against Pyongyang will lead to "more serious danger", state media reported.