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G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
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.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
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.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
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.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer warned not to hold bipartisan infrastructure bill 'hostage' by Mitch McConnell
The Democratic Party faces an uphill battle when trying to bring forward the agenda of President Joe Biden in Congress. Amidst talks of bipartisan proposals for infrastructure, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently demanded that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not hold the bipartisan proposal “hostage.”
In a swipe to Pelosi and Schumer, McConnell demanded that the Democratic leadership unlink the bipartisan infrastructure proposal from a Democratic-only bill. McConnell’s comments follow Biden’s walk-back of his previous statement that he would not sign the bipartisan deal if it was the only proposal that arrived at his desk. Biden clarified by saying that it was not intended to be a veto threat.
McConnell cited that Biden’s remarks would be a hollow gesture if a similar de-linking of the two parts of the bill by Congressional Democrats’ was not done. McConnell’s comments have since been echoed by many Republicans in Washington, looking to pressure Democrats on their infrastructure strategy.
“Unless Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi walk back their threats that they will refuse to send the president a bipartisan infrastructure bill unless they also separately pass trillions of dollars for unrelated tax hikes, wasteful spending, and Green New Deal socialism, then President Biden’s walk-back of his veto threat would be a hollow gesture,” said the Senate Republican leader in the statement. “The President cannot let Congressional Democrats hold a bipartisan bill hostage over a separate and partisan process.”
Meanwhile, following the obstruction of Senate Republicans in forming a bipartisan January 6 commission, Pelosi has now introduced a resolution for a select committee to investigate the insurrection. The resolution is expected to receive a vote this week.
The resolution states that the committee would have 13 members, eight of which will be appointed by Pelosi, and five members would be chosen in consultation with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Pelosi has yet to reveal who she plans to appoint in the committee, one aide told CNN that the California Democrat is considering choosing a Republican Rep. as one of her eight appointees.
The select committee would be led by the House Democrats and will have subpoena authority as well as not having a set deadline to finish its probe.