The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
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The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
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.
US Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Roberts has 'lost control' of right-wing colleagues, says law expert
The US Supreme Court has come under scrutiny as of late with issues surrounding sitting Justice Clarence Thomas. According to a law professor, the recent dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts regarding a “shadow docket” indicates how he has lost control of the court’s conservative majority.
In a piece for the Washington Post, Texas University Law professor Steve Vladeck explained how Roberts’s dissent criticizing the shadow docket was a sign that he no longer had control of the majority he played a part in creating.
The dissent was part of a case, Louisiana v. American Rivers, with the rest of the conservative justices ruling to uphold a Trump-era rule to make it easier for states to make exemptions from the Clean Water Act, which would allow companies to build projects that could potentially pollute rivers and streams.
The ruling was criticized as the Supreme Court granted emergency relief for such an issue, appearing to weigh in without any justification. Vladeck cited the dissent written by Liberal Justice Elena Kagan in saying that the temporary decision “cannot be ignored.”
“But it was significant for being the first time that Chief Justice John Roberts joined her (and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor) in doing so. With the striking public stance, the chief justice illustrated how concerns about the procedural shortcuts the other conservative justices are taking do (and should) cross ideological divides. He also made clear what many have long suspected: The Roberts court is over,” wrote Vladeck.
Previously, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell ripped into Clarence Thomas over his recent photo with Georgia Republican Senatorial candidate Herschel Walker, saying that Thomas is behaving more like a partisan politician rather than a justice at the high court. O’Donnell said that Thomas should be called a “politician,” and as a Supreme Court Justice, Thomas is “out of control.”
O’Donnell also noted a US law that would require Justices to recuse themselves in cases involving their spouses, but there was no criminal enforcement of the rule under the belief that no Supreme Court Justice has thought of violating such rule.
Thomas is also facing growing calls from Democratic lawmakers to recuse himself from cases involving January 6, with O’Donnell noting that Thomas was the only dissent in the court’s ruling against Trump’s appeal to block documents from being turned over to the committee.