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5 things you need to know today

  • Bronte Campbell upset her older superstar sibling Cate to claim Commonwealth 100m Freestyle crown last night. Cate lead the whole way until the last 15m before sister Bronte stormed over the top claiming victory with a PB and a Games record of 52.27s.
  • The FBI has raided the offices of Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, seixing records related to several topics including payments to an adult film actress. Cohen has been under heavy scrutiny in recent months for his payment of $US130,000 to Stormy Daniels. 
  • A Sydney RSL has cancelled a war-themed video game tournament, in which players shoot dead their opponents to win cash prizes after there were complaints in the lead up to Anzac Day that it was disrespectful to war veterans. Castle Hill RSL based their tournament on the game Call of Duty. 
  • US President Donald Trump says he plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within the next few months with hopes that discussions will lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons program. 
  • Wall Street has lost its momentum after the Cohen/FBI raid. In markets, the Dow Jones was 0.2% higher at 23,979, the S&P 500 was 0.3% higher at 2,613 and the Nasdaq finished 0.5% higher at 6,950. Over to Europe, the FTSE finished 0.2% higher at 7,195, the German DAX +0.2% higher at 12,262 and the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.2% at 3,413.

Published on: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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