Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
The agency has approved EV charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
In what was the most anticipated UNGA address, Zelenskyy said Russia must be punished for its aggression.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the government must control immigration in a way that also works for the country.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
us Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the additional aid would boost humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
Capitol riots: Insurrectionist who punched police officer receives 41-month prison sentence
Hundreds of those who have participated in the Capitol insurrection last January 6 have been arrested, with some undergoing their respective trials and sentences. The harshest sentence to date has recently been given to one insurrectionist this week who was charged for assaulting a police officer during the riots.
CNN reports that Capitol insurrectionist Scott Fairlamb, a former mixed martial arts fighter and owner of a gym in New Jersey, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Fairlamb pleaded guilty in August to charges of assaulting a federal police officer and obstructing an official congressional proceeding. The two counts Fairlamb pleaded guilty to were among the many crimes he was charged with.
According to the network, Fairlamb was among the first insurrectionists inside the Senate side of the Capitol during the siege. The sentence given to him is likely an indicator of how harsh punishment would be to the alleged insurrectionists in court moving forward. The sentence also “ushers in a new phase of the Capitol riot cases,” according to the report, noting how many of those who were sentenced received mostly no prison time.
“I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse,” Fairlamb told the judge during his sentencing.
Aside from assault, Fairlamb was also seen in body camera footage cursing at the officer. “You have no idea what the f*** you’re doing,” Fairlamb was seen as saying.
The House Committee is already moving in its investigation into the insurrection, having subpoenaed members of twice-impeached former President Donald Trump’s circle, including his chief of staff Mark Meadows. Following the committee’s vote to hold Trump strategist Steve Bannon in criminal contempt, the panel is now threatening Meadows that they will hold him in contempt should he defy the subpoena as well.
“Simply put, there is no valid legal basis for Mr. Meadows’ continued resistance to the Select Committee’s subpoena,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the committee, wrote in a letter to Meadows’ attorney George Terwilliger III late Thursday. “As such, the Select Committee expects Mr. Meadows to produce all responsive documents and appear for deposition testimony tomorrow, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.”
Thompson warned that failure by Meadows to appear for a deposition would lead to the committee and the House to vote on holding him in criminal contempt.
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