Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
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.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
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.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Nancy Pelosi feared Donald Trump would launch nuclear weapons in final days of term, according to new book
The recent reports revealing the concern many officials of all political ideologies had with possible repercussions should former US President Donald Trump lose his reelection bid. According to a new book, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi feared that the now-former president would resort to launching nuclear weapons out of rage and refusal to accept his loss.
Excerpts from the book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker titled “I Alone Can Fix It,” revealed that Pelosi called the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, after the January 6 insurrection. In the call, Pelosi expressed her concerns about Trump’s behavior, since his election loss to Joe Biden. Trump continuously repeated his false claim of election fraud before, during, and after the elections that resulted in the Capitol riots.
Pelosi reportedly wanted to make sure Trump would not resort to starting a war in the last days of his presidency by launching nuclear weapons.
“This guy’s crazy,” Pelosi reportedly told Gen. Milley in the call. “He’s dangerous. He’s a maniac.”
Gen. Milley then assured the House Speaker that there are “checks and balances” in their system, according to Leonnig and Rucker. The reporters go on to note that Gen. Milley and other military officials were concerned that Trump may attempt a coup to stay in power.
“They’re not going to f***ing succeed,” Gen. Milley reportedly told his deputies regarding the possibility. “You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
In other news, Maine Democratic Rep. Jared Golden and several other Democratic Reps. are calling on their leadership to fast-track the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill without waiting for the Democratic $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal. The massive proposal was recently introduced in the Senate this week. Democrats and Biden have pushed for a “two-track” plan as they pushed for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
However, the Progressive faction of the Democratic Party has suggested that their support for the proposal would depend on making sure that the $3.5 trillion proposal would also pass.