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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
Capitol insurrection: John Eastman says he does not want to comply with subpoenas
One of the key individuals that had a hand in twice-impeached former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in power even after losing the election was John Eastman. The lawyer who drafted the infamous memo detailing how to stage a coup recently ranted about having to comply with the congressional subpoena from the House Committee.
Speaking on Fox News Monday, Eastman complained about having to comply with the subpoena served to him by the House Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection. Host Tucker Carlson pressed Eastman on why he should comply with the subpoena, in which Eastman explained that he would be held in criminal contempt if he did not.
“We shouldn’t,” said Eastman. “But Congress has the power to issue criminal contempt. Normally those don’t go anywhere in charades such as this, but the Department of Justice is fully in line.”
Eastman went on to complain that the DOJ is also prosecuting those who defy congressional subpoenas, noting the indictment brought against former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. To note, the panel is already warning several other high-profile Trump officials like Mark Meadows and former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark against trying to defy the subpoenas. The panel has also already voted to hold Clark in contempt for refusing to cooperate.
“They’ve already brought one criminal indictment against one of the people who refused to comply. The phone companies, I think they don’t want to comply, but they’re going to be held in criminal contempt if they don’t! So they’ve forced me and my lawyers to work with some of these other people to file a court action...to block these unbelievably unconstitutional subpoenas of my records,” said Eastman.
Meadows, who initially agreed to cooperate with the committee, recently announced that he would no longer comply. The House Committee issued a statement criticizing Meadows for backing out and threatened that should he refuse to appear for the deposition despite turning over related records, he would be held in criminal contempt.
Meadows’ sudden backing out from cooperating with the committee comes amidst his revelations about the former president’s response to the insurrection in his upcoming book.