Melanie Joly’s office knew that senior official would be at Russian embassy party

Melanie Joly’s office knew that senior official would be at Russian embassy party

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 13. A spokesperson for the minister said Ms. Joly did not know that Yasemin Heinbecker would be attending a party at the Russian embassy in Ottawa .Justin Tang/The Canadian Press The office of … Read more

Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Singapore CNN — US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe held their first face-to-face meeting on Friday at a major defense summit in Singapore. The meeting at the Shangri-la Dialogue took place during Austin’s fourth trip to the Indo-Pacific region after a formal request from China’s military leadership. … Read more

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

CNN — US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Thursday that it will “further complicate” efforts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iran removes cameras that monitor its nuclear program and could lead to “a deepening nuclear crisis and further economic and political isolation for Iran. ” The head of the International Atomic … Read more

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection holds its first prime-time public hearing on Thursday and is expected to give an overview of their findings from the past year. The hearings are expected to shine a spotlight on the nine-member committee, which features seven Democrats and two Republicans. … Read more

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

January 6 committee to hear from witnesses who dealt with Proud Boys on day of Capitol riot

Washington CNN — The House select committee is planning to present live testimony during its first public hearing Thursday night from two people who interacted directly with the Proud Boys on and around the events of January 6, 2021, according to three sources familiar with the committee’s hearing agenda. The panel is expected to call … Read more

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

Washington CNN — The volume of investigations involving former President Donald Trump, the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the finances of the Trump Organization is staggering. Here’s an updated list of notable investigations and lawsuits and latest developments: Public hearings will begin on June 9 … Read more

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

CNN — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was confronted in court on Friday over past social media posts advocating violence against Democrats. At the hearing in Atlanta, to determine if Greene is constitutionally barred from running for re-election because of her alleged role in the January 6 insurrection, the congresswoman repeatedly said she … Read more

‘SNL’ uses its version of ‘Fox and Friends’ to recap the week’s headlines, including Ginni Thomas’ text messages and the Will Smith slap

‘SNL’ uses its version of ‘Fox and Friends’ to recap the week’s headlines, including Ginni Thomas’ text messages and the Will Smith slap

CNN — “Saturday Night Live” tackled some of the week’s biggest headlines on its version of “Fox and Friends,” during Saturday’s cold open, including the Will Smith slap at the Academy Awards and Ginni Thomas’ text messages urging a top White House official to keep up the fight to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The … Read more

The mystery gap in Trump phone logs has many possible explanations

The mystery gap in Trump phone logs has many possible explanations

Washington CNN — In the seven hours during which White House records show no phone calls to or from then-President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, among the calls that are conspicuously absent is one Trump made to then-Vice President Mike Pence that morning from the Oval Office. While the call is not specifically noted … Read more

Trial for ISIS member accused in deaths of several Americans gets underway

Trial for ISIS member accused in deaths of several Americans gets underway

CNN — The trial of an ISIS fighter accused of assisting in the kidnapping, torture and death of several Americans, Europeans and other foreign nationals from 2012 to 2015 began Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, with opening statements from each side. El Shafee Elsheikh, raised in London, is accused of being a member of a group … Read more