May 31. Friday, 2024

1. Donald Trump has become the first-ever former US president to be convicted of a crime. A New York jury found him guilty on all 34 counts related to hush money paid to an adult film star ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors say Trump led a conspiracy to influence the outcome of the race. They say he covered up a 130,000-dollar payment to buy actor Stormy Daniels’s silence about a sexual encounter. After weeks of hearings and two days of deliberations, a 12-person jury agreed with their arguments. 2.The latest inflation figures for Tokyo show consumer prices continued to rise in the Japanese capital in May. The rate of increases accelerated from April, but remained below the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent target for the second straight month.
3. The Japanese government has adopted an action plan aimed at strengthening its child-related policies. It includes measures to tackle the country’s declining birthrate and child property. The plan promotes about 400 measures that aim to provide comprehensive support from childhood until adulthood.