Brazil's Supreme Court agrees to probe Bolsonaro for riot
Brazil's Supreme Court has agreed to investigate whether former president Jair Bolsonaro incited the far-right mob that ransacked the country's Congress, top court and presidential offices, a swift escalation in the probe that shows the ex-leader could face legal consequences for an extremist movement he helped build.
Top US lawmaker Menendez objects to potential F-16 sale to Turkey
The Biden administration has told Congress it is preparing the potential $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, sparking an immediate objection from a senior US lawmaker who has long opposed the deal.
WSJ: Biden to seek Congress’ approval for fighter jets sale to Turkey, Greece
The Biden administration is planning to seek congressional approval for a $20 billion sale of new F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, according to US officials cited by the Wall Street Journal, which also said that a separate sale of next-generation F-35 jets to Greece will also take place, in what would be among the largest foreign military sales in recent years.
17 Killed in Anti-Government Protests in Peru
At least 17 people were killed in clashes near Juliaca airport in southeastern Peru on Monday, said the local ombudsman's office, reported DW News.
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Lula slams far-right 'terrorism' as Brazil clears protest camps
Brazilian security forces cleared protest camps Monday and arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned "acts of terrorism" after a far-right mob stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital.
Hundreds of soldiers and police mobilized to dismantle an improvised camp outside the army's headquarters in Brasilia.
Greece condemns anti-democratic riots in Brazil
Greece has condemned the "assault on democratic institutions" in Brazil Sunday after supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court.
"Deeply concerned and appalled by yesterday's assaults on democratic institutions in Brasilia," the Greek Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday.
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Thousands of Supporters of Brazil's former President Stormed Government Buildings in the Capital
Several thousand supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the National Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court in the capital. The security services restored order after some delay. There are no reports of casualties during the riots.
Bolsonaro backers deface Congress in ugly anti-Lula stand
Decked out in the colors of Brazil's national flag, supporters of vanquished ex-president Jair Bolsonaro smashed windows and sowed destruction as they barged into Congress Sunday clamoring for "military intervention."
After bitter Republican dispute, McCarthy named US House speaker
Republican favorite Kevin McCarthy was named speaker of the US House of Representatives on Jan. 7 as he quelled a fierce rebellion among his party's ranks that had paralyzed the lower chamber of Congress for days.
US House adjourns with no new speaker for third day
The Republican-led US House of Representatives remained locked in a damaging stalemate Thursday as it was forced to adjourn after failing to elect a speaker for a third straight day.