Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine's successes so far are not just limited to the recapturing of Lyman in Donetsk.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
Donald Trump lawsuit: Ex-POTUS' former fixer Michael Cohen seeks to have home confinement sentence suspended
One of the most vocal critics of now-former President Donald Trump is his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Currently serving on a home confinement sentence, Cohen is seeking to have his sentence suspended as he is set to meet with Manhattan prosecutors again.
Cohen urged a federal judge Monday to have his home confinement sentence suspended. This comes as the judge is deliberating on whether he has completed his punishment through the education and work credits he obtained while in prison. Cohen’s request also comes as he is set to meet with Manhattan prosecutors for the ninth time as part of the criminal probe into the former president and the Trump Organization.
Cohen wrote to Judge John Koetl that each day that he is confined to his home is a day he is incarcerated “unlawfully.” The former Trump attorney asked Koetl to “order his release pending adjudication” surrounding the question of whether Cohen’s criminal sentence has already been completed.
“The impetus for said request stems from the well-known fact that The Bureau of Prisons conspicuously slow walks these petitions to moot the determination; especially in matters like the one before Your Honor where Petitioner will be released from home confinement in 7 months,” wrote Cohen. Should Koetl grant his request, Cohen is free to leave his home at will at least until the judge rules that he has completed his sentence.
It should be noted that Cohen’s request is not related to his ongoing cooperation with the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and his team. Vance’s investigation is the most serious probe that Trump is facing amongst the several lawsuits and investigations against him.
Aside from Cohen, Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of Trump’s longtime associate and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, is currently providing information to Vance and his team. The Washington Post previously reported that Vance is looking into the finances and personal affairs of Weisselberg, seeking to get him to become a key witness into the operations of the Trump Organization and against Trump himself.
Vance is also said to focus on Weisselberg’s two sons, in a likely effort to increase pressure on the Trump Organization CFO. This is especially as Ms. Weisselberg turned over a collection of documents to the prosecutors last week Thursday.
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