PARIS -- Yael Braun-Pivet was elected on Tuesday as the new speaker of the French National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament.
The French National Assembly's 577 members kicked off its first session on Tuesday by electing its first female speaker with 242 votes in her favor out of 462 voters, according to French media. (France-Speaker-National Assembly)
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KIEV -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Tuesday laid out eight priorities for Ukraine's cooperation with the European Union (EU), the presidential press service said.
While addressing a meeting held in the presidential administration on Ukraine's preparations for EU membership, Shmyhal said the EU candidate status obtained last week allows Ukraine to start sectoral negotiations with the bloc. (Ukraine-EU-Cooperation)
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LOS ANGELES -- The White House said Tuesday it will start distributing the monkeypox vaccines across the country to address the spread of the virus, focusing on people most at risk and communities with the highest numbers of cases.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will immediately send 56,000 doses of the Jynneos vaccine to areas with high transmission. An additional 240,000 doses will be distributed over the next few weeks, with even more to come this summer and fall. (US-Monkeypox-Vaccines)
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TEHRAN -- Indirect talks between Iran and the United States held in the Qatari capital of Doha have not yet ended, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
Another meeting between Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and Enrique Mora, the EU chief coordinator for the Iran nuclear talks, will be held Wednesday evening, said Nasser Kanani. (Iran-Doha Talks)