House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
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.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says House will consider assault weapons ban legislation
In the wake of more than a dozen mass shootings in the US in the past few weeks, there is a renewed call for Congress to pass legislation surrounding firearms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats would be considering introducing legislation placing a ban on assault weapons.
Pelosi said Wednesday that congressional Democrats are considering legislation that would ban military-type assault weapons.
Democratic leaders of the chamber have already scheduled a vote on the bill next week on what is called a “red flag” legislation which would prevent such weapons from getting into the hands of people deemed potentially violent.
The House Judiciary Committee held an emergency session Thursday to discuss the slate of eight more anti-gun violence bills, which include proposals to ban high-capacity magazines and raise the age limits for purchasing semi-automatic rifles.
Pelosi also added to the slate of legislation in her remarks at an anti-gun violence event in San Francisco. The top House Democrat said lawmakers would also consider legislation that will warn the public of active shooter situations.
“And then, as we get through those, we will be having a hearing and marking up the assault weapon ban,” said Pelosi. “So we are just trying to hit it every possible way.”
One particular proposal drafted by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline will prohibit the sale, transfer, import, and manufacture of 205 models of semi-automatic rifles. However, the proposal will not ban those who already own such firearms from using them.
It remains to be seen if the legislation would receive a full vote from the House as there are several Democratic lawmakers who oppose the ban, while some Republicans are open to supporting the bill.
In other related news, Pelosi has addressed the recent reports of her husband Paul Pelosi’s arrest for driving under the influence after a two-vehicle collision in California Saturday. Mr. Pelosi was booked in the Napa County Detention Center on two DUI-related counts. Mr. Pelosi was released on a $5,000 bail Sunday morning, according to court records.
The driver of the jeep was not arrested, and no one was hurt during the collision.