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Trump Is Indicted, Becoming First Ex-President to Face Criminal Charges
The New York Times (free)
A Manhattan grand jury indicted Donald J. Trump on Thursday for his role in paying hush money to a porn star, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a historic development that will shake up the 2024 presidential race and forever mark him as the nation’s first former president to face criminal charges.
Turkey Approves Finland’s NATO Bid, Clearing Path for It to Join Alliance
By Emily Rauhala, Annabelle Timsit & Kareem Fahim | The Washington Post
Turkey’s parliament has voted to approve Finland’s NATO membership bid, paving the way for the Nordic country to join the security alliance.
More from WPR: Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bids Hit a Roadblock Named Erdogan
Kamala Harris Announces Tanzania Trade Boost During Africa Tour
By Nuzulack Dausen | Reuters
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans to boost trade with and investment in Tanzania during a visit there Thursday, part of an African tour aimed at strengthening ties with a continent where China and Russia increasingly hold sway.
More from WPR: To Compete With China, the U.S. Must Take Africans Seriously
The U.S. Imposes Sanctions on a Slovakian Accused of Trying to Broker a Russia-North Korea Arms Deal
By Katie Rogers | The New York Times
The Biden administration said Thursday that it was imposing sanctions on a Slovakian national accused of trying to broker a weapons deal between Russia and North Korea.
Kushner Firm Got Hundreds of Millions From Two Persian Gulf Nations
By Jonathan Swan, Kate Kelly, Maggie Haberman & Mark Mazzetti | The New York Times
Wealth funds in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have invested hundreds of millions of dollars with Jared Kushner’s private equity firm, according to people with knowledge of the transactions, joining Saudi Arabia in backing the venture launched by former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law as he left the White House.
Five Arrested in Migration Center Fire That Left 39 Dead in Mexico
By Natalie Kitroeff & Emiliano Rodríguez Mega | The New York Times
Mexican officials said Thursday that they had arrested five people for their role in the fire in a Ciudad Juarez migrant detention center that killed at least 39 people.
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