January 24, Wednesday, 2024

1. Multiple news outlets project that former US President Donald Trump will win the New Hampshire primary. It’s the Republican Party’s second nomination contest in the race to choose a presidential candidate. Trump used his victory speech Tuesday night to take aim at his rival former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Trump said, “She’s doing a speech like she won. She didn’t win. She lost.”
2. Turkey’s parliament has approved Sweden’s bid to join NATO. The move enables Stockholm to take a major step forward in its quest to become a member of the Western military alliance. A majority of the Turkish lawmakers voted to approve the Nordic country’s entry into NATO on Tuesday. A ruling party member said Sweden’s membership matches Turkey’s interests.
3. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says the world is as close as it has ever been to self-annihilation. It has left its Doomsday Clock set at 90 seconds to midnight. The clock was created 77 years ago by Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, among others, to warn people about the threats from nuclear weapons.