April 4, Tuesday, 2023

1. Former US President Donald Trump is now in New York, on the eve of his arraignment scheduled for Tuesday. A New York grand jury indicted Trump last week, making him the first former president to face criminal charges. He left his home in Florida and entered Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Media outlets reported that he will spend the night there.
2. The second meeting of an international forum to discuss nuclear disarmament opened in Tokyo on Tuesday. The International Group of Eminent Persons for a World without Nuclear Weapons was launched by Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. 3. The international organization governing taekwondo says it will allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part in next month’s world championships as neutral individuals. Athletes from Russia and Belarus have been barred from most international competitions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.