June 9, 2023: Trump, Air quality, Ukraine, France’s ‘backpack hero,’ Biden
June 9, 2023: Trump faces federal charges, Canadian smoke blankets U.S., Fighting in southern Ukraine, France hails ‘backpack hero,’ Biden heads to
1. Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces a new legal challenge – this time from the government he used to lead – with charges for illegally retaining classified documents and other crimes expected to be filed next week in federal court in Miami.
2. The shroud of polluted air emanating from Canadian wildfires pushed further down the Atlantic Seaboard, blanketing Washington, D.C., in an unhealthy haze and prompting many residents of the nation’s capital to stay indoors.
3. Russia reported heavy fighting along the front in southern Ukraine on Friday, where bloggers described the first sightings of German and U.S. armour, signalling that Ukraine’s long-anticipated counterattack was under way.
4. A modern-day pilgrim on a walking tour of France’s cathedrals told journalists on Friday his Catholic faith gave him the strength to fight a man who stabbed four children in a park in Annecy.
5. U.S. President Joe Biden travels to North Carolina to tout his economic agenda and pledge support to military families, spending time in a political swing state while Republican presidential candidates woo voters there, too.
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