23 Apr 2024

USA correspondent Ron Elving

From Nine To Noon, 9:50 am on 23 April 2024
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the courtroom after a break on the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15, 2024 in New York City. Trump was charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records last year, which prosecutors say was an effort to hide a potential sex scandal, both before and after the 2016 presidential election. Trump is first former U.S. president to face trial on criminal charges.   Jefferson Siegel-Pool/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Image of Donald Trump. Photo: POOL

Ron looks at the US$95b of military assistance approved for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, which passed with broad bipartisan support. The Senate is set to begin considering the bill on Tuesday.

Opening statements are beginning in Donald Trump's criminal trial. And workers at the Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted to unionise.

Ron Elving is a Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk for NPR news