The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
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.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
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.
Capitol riots: Insurrectionist charged with assaulting Brian Sicknick ordered released awaiting trial
Five people were killed in the midst of the riots at the Capitol last January 6, among them was police officer Brian Sicknick who responded to the insurrection. In a recent court ruling by federal judges, the rioter charged with assaulting Sicknick was ordered to be released awaiting trial.
A three-judge panel in the DC Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that Capitol insurrectionist George Tanios of West Virginia be released pending trial. Tanios is accused of assaulting three police officers, including Sicknick. The panel said that the lower court that previously tried Tanios “erred” in its assessment of the severity of Tanios’ crimes.
The panel also cited that Tanios did not have ties to right-wing extremist organizations, no history of felony convictions, and no history of criminal activity beyond his participation on January 6. Their ruling would overturn the decision made by District Judge Thomas F. Hogan back in May that ordered Tanios remain detained.
“The record reflects that Tanios has no past felony convictions, no ties to any extremist organizations, and no post-January 6 criminal behavior that would otherwise show him to pose a danger to the community within the meaning of the Bail Reform Act,” said the panel in its ruling. The Justice Department now has seven days to appeal the ruling the judges made on Tanios.
Dozens of police officers that responded to the insurrection were left injured by the rioters. Four police officers aside from Sicknick have since died by suicide following the events of the Capitol riots. During the first hearing by the House Select Committee in its probe of January 6, four other police officers attended to testify their experience during the insurrection.
Hundreds of insurrectionists have already been identified, arrested, and detained, with a good portion awaiting trial. NBC4 reporter Scott McFarlane reported Tuesday that one member of the right-wing group Proud Boys that was arrested back in February claimed that his autism prevents him from wearing a face mask in compliance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Insurrectionist Daniel Goodwyn, according to McFarlane, provided a doctor’s note, stating that Goodwyn was diagnosed to be on the autism spectrum, and those on the autism spectrum have problems with the wearing of masks. This followed the warning from the judge that tried him, with the judge saying that if Goodwyn does not wear a mask during his trials, US marshals would be sent to his house with an arrest warrant.