US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
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.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Donald Trump outrage: Outgoing POTUS reportedly furious as pro-Trump mob embarrassed him
There are less than two weeks left until Joe Biden’s inauguration as the next president, and many are anticipating what Donald Trump may decide to do next. A new report reveals that Trump expressed outrage over the mob that stormed the Capitol but for a different reason.
Over the weekend, someone familiar with matters in the White House revealed that as the violence unleashed by the pro-Trump mob ensued, the outgoing president was furious as he saw it all happening on television. However, Trump was reportedly furious not because of the four lives that were claimed from the clash between the mob and the Capitol police, including the officer that was struck by a fire extinguisher. Trump was revealed to have been furious at the state of the mob that was supporting him, a case of secondhand embarrassment.
“He was angry, not at the appalling crimes they were committing, but because he felt embarrassed,” said the White House source. “When they first stormed the Capitol, he was enjoying it. These were ‘his people.’ But when he saw pictures of the half-naked guy in the fur hat he started complaining they looked ‘cheap and poor.’”
Aside from suffering from secondhand embarrassment, Trump also refused to answer calls from his closest advisers, including his vice president Mike Pence. Pence reportedly urged him to make a televised address about the chaos while stopping them. Trump refused and said that the people that were clashing with the Capitol Police were supporting him.
The violence that occurred in the Capitol was the latest attempt, mostly by Trump’s supporters, to try and undermine Biden’s election victory. Congress has since formally certified the win, with Pence making the formal acknowledgment.
With 10 days left until Trump is to leave office, more actions have been taken against him not only by politicians but also by the social media platforms. Following the temporary restriction made by the platforms, Twitter was among those who permanently suspended his account. The social media platform stated that its decision to permanently suspend Trump from Twitter was due to his “risk of further incitement of violence” after the events of last week.
Other accounts were also given a permanent suspension by the platform. Trump’s allies Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell’s Twitter accounts were also suspended.