Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings

Trump participated in 19 interviews in-person or by phone with Woodward between December 2019 and August 2020, as well as in 2016 when he was still a candidate, according to the complaint. Woodward’s book, , was published a month after the last interview. In October 2022, Simon & Schuster released the audiobook of the recordings, … Read more

Lula Asserts Authority in Brazil as 1,500 Bolsonaro Supporters Are Held

Instead, Bolsonaro’s most radical supporters used the camps as a base to plot actions against the new government, hoping that, if they unleashed chaos, the military would step in and take power. In late December, there was a bomb scare near Brasilia’s airport. More than a hundred buses of Bolsonaro supporters arrived in the capital … Read more

McCarthy Overcomes GOP Rebellion to Be Elected House Speaker

McCarthy told reporters at the press conference that he was “a thousand percent” certain that he’d have the job for the full two-year term. His bid for the speaker’s gavel had been in trouble since the November elections, in which Republicans fell well short of expectations of a so-called “red wave” that would give them … Read more

White House Says No Cause for China Retaliation Over Covid Curbs

“Due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the PRC, and the lack of adequate and transparent epidemiological and viral genomic sequence data being recorded from the PRC, we’re taking deliberate, proactive steps to slow the spread of Covid-19 and to be on alert for any potential Covid-19 variants,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said … Read more

Putin Says Russia Remains Ready to Negotiate

(Bloomberg) — With Russia’s invasion now into its 11th month, President Vladimir Putin said the absence of talks to stop the war is not Moscow’s fault. “It’s not we who refuse negotiations, but they,” Putin said in a TV interview. Russia is prepared to discuss “acceptable outcomes,” he added. 

Zelenskiy Says Bracing for Russia’s Next Move

Ukraine’s troops continue to repel Russia’s attacks in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Over the past 24 hours, Russia’s troops carried out three missile- and 10 air-strikes, including on civilian infrastructure in Donetsk region, according to Ukraine’s Military Staff. On top of that, Kremlin troops launched 62 attacks by multiple rocket launchers, causing damage … Read more

Zelenskiy Meets With Biden as US Adds More Aid

(Bloomberg) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrived at the White House to a red-carpet welcome by President Joe Biden in the Ukrainian president’s first trip outside his country since Russia invaded on Feb. 24. He is scheduled to make an evening address to Congress before departing Washington. Before the two presidents met in the Oval Office, the … Read more

SEC Says Bankman-Fried Defrauded Investors of $1.8 Billion

The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that Bankman-Fried, who was arrested on Monday in the Bahamas and is facing criminal charges in the US, raised more than $1.8 billion from investors. The SEC also said he concealed risks and FTX’s relationship with his trading firm Alameda Research, and used commingled customer funds.