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.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
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.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
Mike Pence's testimony might not be needed, says Jan. 6 committee chair
Many have speculated that former US Vice President Mike Pence would be requested to testify before the Jan. 6 congressional committee regarding the insurrection at the Capitol. However, according to the committee’s chair, Pence’s testimony may not be necessary.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the congressional committee investigating the riots, told reporters Monday that it will not be necessary to issue a subpoena to the former vice president. Thompson also said that the committee has been able to obtain enough information even without Pence’s recollection of the events.
Pence was targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the insurrection for refusing to object to the election results certifying Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.
“There’s no effort on the part of the committee to get him to come in,” said Thompson. “If he wants to come, we initially thought it would be important. But…we know the people who tried to get him to change his mind, about the count and all of that. So what is it we need?”
Despite Thompson’s comments, people close to the committee told CNN that the panel has not completely ruled out obtaining Pence’s testimony for their ongoing probe into the insurrection either voluntarily or through a subpoena. The committee has also not called Pence’s team to inform them about any formal decision to call in the former vice president, according to a source.
Pence has not indicated that he intends to testify to the committee but has allowed his top aides, Marc Short, Keith Kellogg, and Greg Jacobs, to offer their testimony to the panel.
The former vice president, who is highly speculated to be launching his own bid for the presidency in the 2024 races, recently attempted to criticize President Joe Biden, accusing his vice-presidential predecessor of doing more to destroy the country than any president in the country’s history without citing examples. However, Pence’s attempt to take a swipe at Biden was met with ridicule from netizens.
“Mike Pence needs to wake up to the fact he will never be president and come clean about the crimes he witnessed during the Trump presidency. If he loved this country he would start talking,” tweeted Chris Hahn.
“You’ll never be president, Mike. Democrats hate you. Republicans hate you. The R agenda is to tax the poor, give more tax breaks to the rich, and eliminate social security. Go away already,” said one commenter.