The Russian defense ministry claimed the recent blasts in northern and central Crimea were done by saboteurs as Ukrainian officials laud the strikes on its ammunition depots.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
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.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
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.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
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.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
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.
Capitol insurrection: Former aide to Mike Pence says ex-VP is as responsible for the political violence
Former vice president Mike Pence was among the individuals being targeted by the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last January 6. However, despite Pence’s inevitable refusal to overturn the electoral results, Pence’s former aide says he is just as responsible for the politics-related violence in the country.
Speaking on MSNBC over the weekend, former Pence aide Olivia Troye, who was the then-vice president’s adviser on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism - told host Alex Witt that her former boss is just as responsible for the political violence occurring in the country. Troye cited that while Pence is trying to keep his distance from his old boss, he is also repeating the same talking points, including the big lie that the election was stolen. Troye added that Pence is repeating the talking points in order to fuel his own 2024 presidential campaign.
“I certainly saw Mike Pence be very frustrated at times and he knows exactly who Donald Trump is and that is what makes Mike Pence difficult to understand in many ways on why would you continue to stand by this person still today,” said Troye, when she was pressed on what he thinks her boss feels about the twice-impeached president.
“Because he still repeats a lot of the talking points that Trump uses, election integrity, he is still part of the big lie that almost led to his family and life of others, law enforcement, and other people who were killed that day on January 6th,” Troye continued, saying that she ultimately does not separate her former boss from Trump, saying that Pence is equally as responsible for the violence that occurred in January.
Hundreds of insurrectionists have been arrested and detained following the riots that led to five people killed and dozens of law enforcement officials who responded severely injured. Recently, an attorney representing insurrectionist Edward Jacob Lang had some difficulty in court after a judge got him to admit that Lang was found on camera swinging around a riot shield taken from a Capitol Police officer.
NBC4 Washington correspondent Scott MacFarlane reported that Lang’s attorney tried to argue that his client was trying to stop the chaos at the Capitol even as he was being charged for swinging a bat and a riot shield on the police officers. Lang is also charged for repeatedly kicking the Capitol cops. When the judge pressed if the attorney contested the video footage of Lang swinging a riot shield, the attorney said no.