A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
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.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Nancy Pelosi rules out presidential commission after failed Senate vote
The bipartisan proposal of creating a commission to look into the events of January 6 failed to pass the Senate through filibuster rules. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has since turned to other options but has ruled out having President Joe Biden appoint his own commission to study the events.
Pelosi told House Democrats Tuesday that a presidential commission to investigate the January 6 riots is unworkable at this time. This comes as Senate Republicans have filibustered the proposal despite gaining bipartisan support in both chambers. Pelosi cited that Congress would still need to approve of the funds and subpoena authority of the commission appointed by Biden.
Lawmakers of both parties have pushed for an independent panel to investigate the events of January 6. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, leading to five people getting killed and over 100 Capitol Police officers getting injured. The rioters were attempting to overturn or derail Congress’ certification of electoral college votes received by Biden in the 2020 presidential elections.
Hundreds of rioters were arrested since the insurrection, later reports revealing that they were also targeting top Democrats, including Pelosi, as well as threatening to hang then-vice president Mike Pence. This came as a result of former President Donald Trump’s constant peddling of his false claim that the election was stolen from him.
It has yet to be determined if Biden is really going to consider appointing people to serve in this commission. Democrats have urged Biden to move forward with the investigation on his own following the failed passage at the Senate. However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer left open a possible second vote in the Senate following the first attempt.
Previously, Pelosi blasted the Republicans who voted against the creation of the commission. The House Speaker noted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reportedly told his colleagues not to vote for the commission “as a personal favor.” Pelosi called their actions “cowardice” in a press release shortly after the blocking.
“Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans’ denial of the truth of the January 6th insurrection brings shame to the Senate. Republicans’ cowardice in rejecting the truth of that dark day makes our Capitol and our country less safe,” said Pelosi in the statement.