The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
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 negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
Donald Trump lawyer lied in court, says Michael Cohen
Former President Donald Trump is currently in the midst of a legal battle with New York Attorney General Letitia James in her civil probe into the Trump Organization. Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen recently called out the former president’s lawyer for lying during a court hearing.
Cohen called out Trump’s attorney Alina Habba following a court hearing last week. New York Judge Arthur Engeron was apparently surprised during the hearing when Trump claimed that he does not have the documents that James is seeking for her probe into his business. A Reuters report noted that Engeron pointed out the former president’s penchant for communicating with post-it notes.
Engeron was referencing the testimony by the Trump Organization’s general counsel Alan Garten, who said that Trump communicated with his employees through the post-it notes. Habba denied that such post-it notes exist. Engeron has ruled against the former president, fining him $10,000 for every day that he does not comply with James’s subpoena.
Cohen called out Habba’s claim on Twitter, sharing a proof photo of a Trump Organization document with a post-it note from the now-former president, asking him at the time to release the said document to the press.
“Statement made today by Alina Habba in @NewYorkStagteAG case against Trump…’There’s no post-its – There’s no file cabinet of post-its’” Wrong again!!!” tweeted Cohen.
Aside from the legal battle in New York, the twice-impeached former president is also at the center of another investigation in Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is set to select members of a special grand jury to look into the former president’s attempts to overturn the election results in the state.
This follows the damning report by the Washington Post that revealed how Trump attempted to pressure Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to overturn the election results. The state went to Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.
The selection of a grand jury in Georgia also follows the news of the dissolving of the grand jury in the Manhattan District attorney’s criminal investigation into the former president, according to Mother Jones. Willis told Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she will wait until after the Georgia primaries to issue subpoenas to avoid the impression of influencing the elections for politically-motivated reasons.