Antony Blinken believes the countries' applications will move forward despite objections from Turkey.
The Chinese delegation are visiting amid growing concerns over Beijing's military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific.
Zelensky said that Russian forces have amassed maximum artillery and reserves in the area.
Shots fired by the gunman were "sporadic" for much of the 48 minutes when officers waited in the hallway.
Leigh James Pattinson has jailed for at least 18 months after choking a woman until she passed out.
During the siege, frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the school, according to witnesses.
Jacinda Ardern's invitation is the first time a New Zealand Prime Minister has set food in the US leader's home since 2014.
The PM's speech touched on a range of topics, including her childhood, and her cabinet’s diversity, pointing out the deputy PM is a “proud gay man".
Tamara Martinez says 10-year-old Xavier Lopez was a "fun bubbly sweet young man" who loved to dance.
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Joe Garcia died two days after his wife Irma was killed at Robb Elementary School.
Meghan placed white flowers tied with a purple ribbon at a memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse.
Armando Barron also was convicted of assaulting his wife, Britany Barron, the night he discovered she had been texting with her coworker, Jonathan Amerault.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it believes China poses a greater danger than Russia.
A Portland jury found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, guilty of second-degree murder.
The claims reflect broader problems with racism and intolerance.
Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the school soon after the attack began.
The Russian military says it has destroyed a large Ukrainian unit with equipment at a railway station in the east - the claims couldn't be independently confirmed.
Choking someone is now its own criminal offence and removing a condom during sex without consent is illegal under new Tasmanian laws.
The Australian Prime Minister says his country needs to step up as Beijing displays its growing military and diplomatic presence in the region.