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.
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.
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Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
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.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
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.
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 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.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
Nancy Pelosi: House Republicans demand House Speaker to investigate COVID-19 origins
One of the theories that have floated around regarding the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic was that the virus came from a lab in Wuhan, where the first cases were reported. Over 200 House Republicans are now calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch an investigation in the said possibility.
House Republicans, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, wrote a letter to Pelosi demanding that the Democratic-led committees look into the possible origins of the coronavirus. In their letter, they cited that there is increasing evidence that the coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan and the Chinese government is covering up the truth. Their letter follows US President Joe Biden’s announcement of requesting the US Intelligence community to double down on efforts in studying the virus’ origins.
“If that is the case, the CCP is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide. These questions about the CCP’s liability are not a diversion, as you falsely claimed,” said the letter, that also criticized the House Democrats for refusing to look into the possible origins while accusing them of pursuing a “radical left agenda” and “inflation rates” due to the massive spending on the recent COVID-19 relief plan.
House Republicans reiterated their demands in the form of two COVID-19 related proposals: One for a 9/11-type commission to look into the origins of the pandemic and another bill that would allow Americans who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus to sue the Chinese government.
This letter also follows the failure to pass the proposal to create a commission that would investigate the events of January 6. A pro-Trump mob stormed into the Capitol in an attempt to derail the formal certification of Biden’s election victory. Five people were killed and over 100 Capitol Police officers were injured.
Since the insurrection, hundreds of rioters have been identified and arrested by the FBI and other law enforcement. The rioters that are awaiting trial are now presenting their defense that they were misled by former President Donald Trump’s baseless election fraud claims in the hopes of getting released or garner some sympathy.
Attorneys for at least three Capitol rioters that were arrested said to the Associated Press that they will blame election misinformation and the former president’s election falsehoods, saying that those who pushed the misinformation are just as responsible.