The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
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 Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Capitol riots: Insurrectionist asks courts for permission to attend wedding in Cancun ahead of sentencing
Hundreds of the members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol were arrested and charged by the feds since the insurrection. One insurrectionist recently made a bizarre request to the courts, asking for permission to attend a wedding out of the country ahead of his sentencing.
NBC4 Washington reporter Scott MacFarlane, who monitors the cases against the insurrectionist, reports that one rioter, Jacob Lewis, who is charged for his participation in the riots, is asking the court for permission to attend a wedding ahead of his sentencing.
Lewis is charged for Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building, Violent entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building, and Parading, Demonstrating, and Picketing in a Capitol Building.
“His current conditions for pre-trial release do not allow him to travel outside the United States,” wrote Lewis’ attorney in a filing. “Mr. Lewis would travel from December 19th through December 22nd and would provide his Probation Officer with details regarding his flights and lodging in Mexico.”
Lewis is not the only insurrectionist who has made such a request. Several rioters have requested permission to attend family gatherings and events around the country, an antique car show in Arkansas, a beach vacation in Alabama, and several trips to Mexico.
Meanwhile, the former president’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has agreed to comply with the House Committee’s subpoena under threat of being charged with criminal contempt. With the recent announcement of Meadows’ book and its upcoming launch, members of the bipartisan panel believe that it dismantles Meadows’ claims of being protected by executive privilege.
According to Politico, members of the House committee believe that Meadows’ book will make it hard for the former chief of staff to withhold information under the claim of executive privilege.
“It’s...very possible that by discussing the events of Jan. 6 in his book, if he does that, he’s waiving any claim of privilege,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the committee. “So it’d be very difficult for him to maintain ‘I can’t speak about the events to you, but I can speak about them in my book’”