US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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.
Capitol riots: Proud Boy insurrectionist wants charges dropped, invokes Kyle Rittenhouse case in argument
Among the hundreds of people arrested for their participation in the Capitol insurrection, among them are members of right-wing militia groups like the Proud Boys. One of its members recently argued that the charges against him should be dropped, citing the recent case of Kyle Rittenhouse as the reason why.
Business Insider reports that attorney Jonathon Mosely, who represents alleged insurrectionist Zachary Rehl, filed a brief explaining that the Proud Boys went to Washington to “defend vulnerable demonstrators” from anti-fascists or Antifa, similar to what Rittenhouse claimed he was doing during the Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Mosely wrote in the brief that sought to have some of the charges brought against Rehl dropped that the Proud Boys went to Washington to defend the insurrectionists, unlike what Rittenhouse had done, fatally shooting two people and wounding a third. Mosely tried to depict Rehl and the militia group as the victims who were trying to defend the “defenseless” supporters of twice-impeached former president Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol.
“What they actually planned to do and did was to make sure that the defenseless Trump supporters in the gun-free zone of DC did not get jumped and stabbed by the rioters who had run all amok in 2020,” said the brief.
Rehl, who also leads the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys, is also a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the Capitol Police officers. The officers accused Rehl of conspiring to commit “bias-motivated acts of terrorism.”
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone has obtained text messages indicating the coordination between the January 6 insurrectionists and the former president’s White House. The report revealed that rally organizer Amy Kremer of Women for America First was focusing on the food to be served instead of what was happening down the street at the Capitol.
According to Kremer’s text messages, it was clear she was speaking with the White House for events that occurred following Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in November. Kremer hosted the March for Trump bus tour that protested the 2020 election results. Kremer explained that she and her daughter Kylie Kremer appeared to be communicating with the Trump team.