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Donald Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime

Mar 30 2023 — — A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers said Thursday, producing the first criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House. Trump, who […]

Trump indictment: What will the arrest process look like?

Mar 30 2023 — — Every day, hundreds of people are taken into law enforcement custody in New York City. Former President Donald Trump is expected to become one of them next week. Trump was indicted on charges involving payments made during his 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers confirmed Thursday. It’s the […]

Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury

Mar 30 2023 — — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Donald Trump — the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. The indictment comes in a Manhattan case centered on a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels claimed she slept with the married Trump […]

Responding to Indigenous, Vatican rejects Discovery Doctrine

Mar 30 2023 — — The Vatican on Thursday responded to Indigenous demands and formally repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery,” the theories backed by 15th-century “papal bulls” that legitimized the colonial-era seizure of Native lands and form the basis of some property law today. A Vatican statement said the 15th-century papal bulls, or decrees, “did not adequately reflect the equal […]

China threatens consequences over US warship’s actions

Mar 24 2023 — — China threatened “serious consequences” Friday after the U.S. Navy sailed a destroyer around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea for the second day in a row, in a move Beijing claimed was a violation of its sovereignty and security. The warning comes amid growing tensions between China and the United States in […]

U.S. central bank raises interest rate another 25 points

Mar 22 2023 — — The Federal Reserve extended its year-long fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point despite concerns that higher borrowing rates could worsen the turmoil that has gripped the banking system. “The U.S. banking system is sound and resilient,” the Fed said in a statement after its latest policy meeting […]

House GOP demands info from NY prosecutor about Trump case

Mar 20 2023 — — House Republicans rallied to the defense of former President Donald Trump ahead of his possible indictment, demanding that the Manhattan district attorney who is investigating him turn over documents and come for an interview. The Republican chairmen of three House committees sent a letter Monday to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, seeking information […]

Top Israeli minister: ‘No such thing’ as Palestinian people

Mar 20 2023 — — A firebrand Israeli minister claimed there’s “no such thing” as a Palestinian people as Israel’s new coalition government, its most hard-line ever, plowed ahead on Monday with a part of its plan to overhaul the judiciary. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition said it was pushing a key part of the overhaul — which would give […]

Trump’s call for protests gets muted reaction by supporters

Mar 20 2023 — — Former President Donald Trump’s calls for protests ahead of his anticipated indictment in New York have generated mostly muted reactions from supporters, with even some of his most ardent loyalists dismissing the idea as a waste of time or a law enforcement trap. The ambivalence raises questions about whether Trump, though a leading Republican contender […]

China’s Xi makes 1st Moscow visit as Putin wages Ukraine war

Mar 20 2023 — — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday on a three-day visit that shows off Beijing’s new diplomatic swagger and offers a welcome political lift for Russian President Vladimir Putin as the fighting in Ukraine slows to a grinding war of attrition. China and Russia have described Xi’s trip as part of efforts to […]

Australia won’t promise to side with US in Taiwan conflict

Mar 20 2023 — — The Australian defense minister says his country has made no promises to the United States that Australia would support its ally in any future conflict over Taiwan in exchange for American nuclear-powered submarines. U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia and the United Kingdom announced in San Diego last week that Australia would […]

UBS to buy Credit Suisse for nearly $3.25B to calm turmoil

Mar 19 2023 — — Banking giant UBS is buying troubled rival Credit Suisse for almost $3.25 billion, in a deal orchestrated by regulators in an effort to avoid further market-shaking turmoil in the global banking system. Swiss authorities pushed for UBS to take over its smaller rival after a plan for Credit Suisse to borrow up to 50 billion […]

Source: Lawyer invited to testify before Trump grand jury

Mar 19 2023 — — A lawyer who previously advised Michael Cohen, the key government witness in the hush money payment investigation into Donald Trump, has been invited to appear Monday before a Manhattan grand jury that is considering potential charges against the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter. Robert Costello had advised Cohen before the […]