August 11, 2022: Trump pleads the Fifth, New Mexico Muslim community, Crimea, Kenya election, Taiwan

From Reuters.

August 11, 2022: Trump pleads the Fifth, New Mexico Muslim community, Crimea, Kenya elections, Taiwan

1. Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he declined to answer questions during an appearance before New York state’s attorney general in a civil investigation into his family’s business practices, citing his constitutional right against self-incrimination.

2. Muslims in New Mexico interviewed said they felt shock and shame at the arrest of a Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan in connection with the murders of four Muslim men.

3. Satellite pictures released showed devastation at a Russian air base in Crimea, hit in an attack that suggested Kyiv may have obtained new long-range strike capability with potential to change the course of the war.

4. Two days after Kenya’s general election, officials had yet to announce who is leading the presidential race in East Africa’s regional powerhouse, as confused citizens struggled to make sense of divergent tallies from the media in a nail-bitingly close race.

5. China’s threat of force is undiminished, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said, even though Beijing’s largest ever military drills around the island seemed to be scaling down.

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