The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
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.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
Senator Elizabeth Warren rips into Kevin McCarthy following tapes
The emergence of a recording of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s private condemnation of now-former President Donald Trump has resulted in immense backlash on the lawmaker. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren also ripped into McCarthy this week, accusing him of being a “liar” and a “traitor.”
Warren did not mince words in her condemnation of McCarthy during her appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. Host Dana Bash pressed Warren on her thoughts following the recording of McCarthy privately condemning Trump only to make different public comments. McCarthy attempted to deny making such comments but did not succeed when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow played the recording.
“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” said Warren. “This is outrageous and that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now. They say one thing to the American public and something else in private.”
“They understand that it is wrong, what happened, an attempt to overthrow our government. And that the Republicans instead want to continue to try and figure out how to make the 2020 election different instead of spending their energy on how it is that we go forward in order to build an economy, in order to make this country work better for the people who sent us to Washington,” Warren continued.
Aside from McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was also under fire for privately expressing the desire to call for Trump’s resignation after the riot, only to vote to acquit Trump during the Senate trials and rebuking him again despite his decision. MSNBC host Ari Melber pressed attorney Elie Mystal, who described the Republican leaders as “cowards.”
“We’ve always known that they were cowards, we’ve always known that they were craven and would debase themselves for Trump,” said Mystal.
The criticism followed the report by the New York Times revealing how McConnell and McCarthy pledged to get Trump to resign after the riots, only to back away out of fear of the former president and his base of supporters. This would also mean that both Republican leaders would be at odds with many of their pro-Trump colleagues.