The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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 former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Kevin McCarthy revealed to single out Reps. Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz as security threats to other lawmakers, leaked audio reveals
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy remains under intense scrutiny following the surfacing of recordings of his private comments about his own party and Donald Trump. More recordings have since surfaced, revealing the House Republican leader saying several far-right members of his caucus are security threats to their colleagues.
In a report for the New York Times by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, McCarthy privately identified several far-right members of his party as possible security threats to their colleagues in Congress, following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The House Minority Leader made the comments in private conversations with fellow Republican leaders.
“In the phone call with other Republican leaders on Jan. 10, Mr. McCarthy referred chiefly to two representatives, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Mo Brooks of Alabama, as endangering the security of other lawmakers and the Capitol complex. But he and his allies discussed several other representatives who made comments they saw as offensive or dangerous, including Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Barry Moore of Alabama,” Burns and Martin wrote.
Burns and Martin noted that Gaetz and Brooks were perceived by the Republican leaders as the “prime offenders.” Louisiana GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, who is the House Minority Whip, also reportedly expressed concern that Gaetz was breaking the law.
This follows the recording of McCarthy privately condemning Trump after the riots and calling for his resignation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was also revealed to have considered calling on Trump to resign, and reportedly said that the Democrats would be the ones to call for Trump’s resignation and impeachment for them.
Both McCarthy and McConnell ultimately backed down, even as the Senate Minority Leader condemned Trump after voting to acquit him for the second time. McCarthy attempted to deny making such comments, only to get fact-checked when the recording was played on air.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren ripped into McCarthy following the recordings. Warren called McCarthy “a liar and a traitor” and the contrast between the Republican leader’s public and private statements highlights “the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now.”