FirstFT: Trump says he has been indicted on felony costs over dealing with of paperwork

Donald Trump stated yesterday night that he had been indicted on federal costs in reference to categorized paperwork discovered at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

“That is certainly a DARK DAY for the USA of America,” Trump wrote on his Reality Social social media platform.

A lawyer for Trump, Jim Trusty, advised CNN yesterday {that a} authorized summons from the Division of Justice indicated there have been seven costs, together with obstruction of justice, false statements and violations of the Espionage Act, which he referred to as “ludicrous”.

He stated he had not but seen the indictment however that the summons requested Trump to be on the federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday.

Since leaving workplace in January 2021, Trump has confronted an unprecedented sequence of investigations and authorized actions. He has already change into the primary former president to be charged in a felony case in state courtroom, after the Manhattan district lawyer hit him with 34 felony counts of falsifying enterprise data. He has pleaded not responsible.

The Division of Justice declined to remark.

  • Evaluation: A defiant Trump faces a a lot larger political check in an unprecedented second indictment, this time with nationwide safety implications.

Right here’s what else I’m conserving tabs on at the moment:

  • Financial knowledge: Russia has its client worth index and Canada releases its unemployment charge, each for final month.

  • Manchester United: Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani has made a ultimate provide for the Premier League membership and threatened to stroll away from the bidding conflict after at the moment.

  • London Vogue Week: The occasion begins at the moment and ends on Monday.

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5 extra prime tales

1. The UK’s Monetary Conduct Authority has widened a probe into Odey Asset Administration after the Monetary Occasions yesterday reported sexual assault and harassment allegations from 13 girls in opposition to the hedge fund’s founder, Crispin Odey. Learn the complete story.

2. Germany’s finance minister has warned of a stalemate amongst EU states over the bloc’s fiscal guidelines, denting hopes of a deal by the tip of the yr. Nations resembling France and Italy are demanding a extra versatile regime, however Christian Lindner’s remarks to the FT counsel he’s not backing down from calls for on steeper cuts to public debt.

3. Unique: Mervyn Davies acquired $40mn as LetterOne’s non-executive chair as its Russian founders needed to exit as a result of sanctions, based on paperwork seen by the FT. The payouts, which coated the previous UK commerce minister’s work for 2021 and 2022, have been a pointy enhance from these acquired in years earlier than the conflict in Ukraine.

4. Unique: Norway is readying plans to open an ocean space to deep-sea mining because it seeks to change into the primary nation to extract battery metals from its sea ground, but it surely faces a battle with fishing companies, environmentalists and presumably different nations. Learn extra on Oslo’s ambitions for the huge space almost the scale of Germany.

5. Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak agreed an “Atlantic declaration” to strengthen commerce yesterday in areas resembling defence, nuclear supplies and important minerals utilized in electric-car batteries, with the US president additionally endorsing the UK prime minister’s try to steer the worldwide debate on regulating synthetic intelligence. Right here’s how the deal is supposed to chop China out of provide chains.

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Information in-depth

Residents within the flooded Ukrainian cities and villages underneath Russian management have blamed the Moscow-installed authorities for blocking evacuation efforts and abandoning them after they most wanted assist, whereas in distinction, a flurry of rescue efforts happened on the Ukrainian-controlled facet of the Dnipro river yesterday.

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Central to the lawsuit filed this week by the US Securities and Alternate Fee in opposition to Binance are allegations involving Benefit Peak and Sigma Chain, two secretive firms straight or not directly owned by the crypto trade’s chief government Changpeng Zhao.

Changpeng Zhao’s crypto empire under investigation Corporate structure

Take a break from the information

In the event you’re after trinkets with little financial or sensible worth however oodles of appeal, then Tombées du Camion in Paris’s Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is a must-visit. That means “fallen off the lorry” (a tongue-in-cheek reference to the means by which some sellers purchase their items), the Surrealist store is a hoarder’s delight with a seemingly infinite stock of surprising objets.

The interior of Tombées du Camion, a shop in Paris
© Thibault Montamat

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