Two government websites, as well as state-affiliated media sites, were hacked by a group claiming to be linked to "Anonymous."
Biden revealed in an interview that he said China is making a big mistake if it decided to violate Western sanctions on Russia.
The Taliban and Washington traded prisoners, releasing a Taliban member and druglord in exchange for a US Navy veteran who was kidnapped in 2020.
Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
The British defense ministry noted that guaranteeing a Black Sea Fleet in Crimea was a reason for Putin's annexation of the region in 2014.
China's continued cooperation with Russia and its conduct toward its neighbors and the South China Sea make the Communist nation a security threat, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
The Biden administration is providing $16 million in funding and resources for communities to learn about storing nuclear waste.
The acting UN human rights chief also called on Iranian authorities not to further harass women who do not comply with the hijab rules.
Myanmar's military helicopters carried out an air strike at a school, claiming that rebel groups were using the building to transport weapons.
Russia's legendary singer said the war was taking a toll on Russians and turning the country into a pariah state.
In what was the most anticipated UNGA address, Zelenskyy said Russia must be punished for its aggression.
Capitol riots: GOP Senator dismisses ex-POTUS and allies' efforts to whitewash Jan. 6 insurrection
Over the following months since the Capitol insurrection last January 6, many Republicans, notably Republican lawmakers, have been trying to whitewash the events that left five people and dozens injured. One Republican Senator recently warned against these attempts, citing that the event was televised for everyone to see.
Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn recently said that attempts to whitewash the events of January 6 would be unsuccessful. Cornyn’s comments follow months of attempts from his fellow Republicans, including disgraced former President Donald Trump, who claimed that the insurrection was actually a “tourist visit” or that the rioters were “hugging and kissing” the law enforcement officials. The attempts increased when the House Select Committee began its investigation last week.
“I don’t think anybody’s going to be successful erasing what happened,” said Cornyn. “Everybody saw it with their own eyes and the nation saw it on television.”
Weeks leading up to what would be the first hearing of the Select Committee, many Republicans have tried to steer the blame away from members of their party to blame the FBI, Antifa, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Two House Republicans nominated by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee have openly expressed that they were looking to serve in order to blame Pelosi for the insurrection. Pelosi ultimately rejected their nominations.
Efforts to whitewash the Capitol insurrection had already been predicted following the incident in a New York Times piece written by Lisa Lerer and Nicholas Fandos, “Already Distorting Jan. 6, GOP Now Concocts Entire Narrative.” They noted that Republicans have condemned the former president for inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol shortly after the event but would later walk back their statements by the impeachment trials.
Meanwhile, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the members of the select panel, said he would support delivering a subpoena to those who have spoken to the former president within the hours after the Capitol insurrection to testify about their recollection of events. Kinzinger did not rule out serving a subpoena to McCarthy and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.
“I would support subpoenas to anybody who can shed light,” said Kinzinger. “If that’s the leader, that’s the leader. If it’s anybody that talked to the president that can provide us that information. I want to know what the president was doing every moment of that day after he said I’m going to walk with you to the Capitol after Mo Brooks stood up and said we’re going to kick backside and take names, today’s the day that patriots take their country back from other people.”
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