Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Nancy Pelosi appoints Rep. Adam Kinzinger to Jan. 6 select committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has most of the 13-member panel that will investigate the January 6 insurrection. Pelosi announced this week that she has appointed another House Republican to fill in another spot for the committee, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
Over the weekend, Pelosi announced that she has appointed Kinzinger to serve on the select committee, adding another Republican to the panel following her appointment of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. This leaves four spots left on the committee that will be filled in consultation with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who withdrew his five recommendations when Pelosi vetoed Jim Jordan and Jim Banks.
“Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran, and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, to serve on the Select Committee,” said Pelosi in her statement. “He brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”
Kinzinger has become a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump following his impeachment, and along with Cheney, voted to impeach Trump during his historic second trial by the House. Kinzinger has also taken jabs at his Republican colleagues over their peddling of the now-former president’s false claims of election or voter fraud that led to the insurrection in the first place. Both Kinzinger and Cheney are the two House Republicans who voted in favor of the select committee as well.
With Kinzinger’s appointment to the panel, Republicans would find it hard to frame the committee as partisan even though their messaging makes it so. Pelosi said hours earlier that she had planned to ask Kinzinger to serve on the committee, which he later released a statement accepting the offer. The committee is set to have its first hearing for the investigation this week.
Despite backlash from rank-and-file Republicans, including McCarthy, who maintain loyalty to Trump, Pelosi has gained strong support from Democrats, including Cheney, over her vetoes of Jordan and Banks. Pelosi also told her lieutenants that she may now have the advantage ahead of the panel’s first hearing.
People familiar with the matter said that Pelosi has suggested that Trump will not have any defenders within the panel as it conducts its investigation into the insurrection.