How a warrant for Putin puts new spin on Xi visit to Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week highlighted China’s aspirations for a greater role on the world stage. But they also revealed the perils of global diplomacy: Hours after Friday’s announcement of the trip, an international arrest warrant was issued for Putin on war crimes charges, taking at least some wind out of the sails of China’s big reveal. The flurry of developments came as the Biden administration watches warily Beijing’s moves to assert itself more forcefully in international affairs.
Officials are preparing security in case of Trump indictment
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials in New York are making security preparations for the possibility that Donald Trump could be indicted in the coming weeks by a Manhattan grand jury and appear in a courtroom in an investigation examining hush money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president. That’s according to four law enforcement officials who spoke Friday to The Associated Press. There has been no public announcement of any timeframe for the grand jury’s secret work. The officials say authorities are just preparing in case of an indictment, so they are considering security, planning and the practicalities of a potential court appearance. Trump has cast the investigation as a political “witch hunt.”
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