Without a fresh new vision, the next UK Conservative prime minister risks leading their party to election loss
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
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.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
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.
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.
US Supreme Court: Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman to become SCOTUS justice
This week, federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the newest associate justice of the US Supreme Court. Jackson is succeeding retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who also officially retired the same day.
Jackson was officially sworn in Thursday as the newest Supreme Court Justice while also making history as the first Black woman to serve on the highest court of the country. Jackson succeeded retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who also officially retired Thursday.
Jackson’s swearing-in comes months after she was confirmed by the Senate at a 53-47 vote back in April. Jackson was previously appointed by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the same Senate last year to the DC Court of Appeals after serving eight years as a federal judge.
“I am glad for America,” said Breyer in a statement. “Ketanji will interpret the law wisely and fairly, helping that law to work better for the American people, whom it serves.”
Jackson will participate in arguments on cases when the high court starts a new term in October, joining a liberal minority against the court’s currently Conservative majority of 6-3.
Breyer’s retirement and Jackson’s swearing-in also come at a time when the high court, especially its Conservative majority, has been under heavy scrutiny following its recent rulings overturning Roe v. Wade, expanding the rights of firearm owners, limiting the federal government’s authority to regulate carbon emissions, and expanding religious liberties.
Another case that the court is set to take on is whether state legislatures have the authority to ignore courts on election rules if found to be unconstitutional.
The striking down of the landmark abortion ruling suggests that Chief Justice John Roberts has lost control of the Supreme Court and could also see his legacy tarnished because of it, according to two legal scholars.
University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck told Politico’s Josh Gerstein that the overturning of Roe v. Wade was the “capstone piece,” showing very little proof that the court is still Roberts’ court, noting that the Chief Justice is essentially powerless due to the internal conflicts between both sides.
American University historian Stephen Wermiel said the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade is “the most important decision of his tenure as chief justice and he’s not part of it.”