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Finland Joins NATO, Doubling Border Length with Russia
In this issue: Finland joins NATO, doubling Russian border; spurred by Ukraine invasion; Trump pleads not guilty; Insiders at Signature Bank sold over $100M in shares of crypto firms.
Finland has joined NATO as its 31st member, doubling the length of the border Russia shares with the military alliance. Finland's decision to join the alliance was spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As a NATO member, Finland will benefit from the collective security guarantee of Article 5, which states that "an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all." However, NATO has said it has no immediate plans to step up a military presence in Finland. Sweden has also applied to join NATO but still faces opposition from Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
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Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts related to the falsification of business records and violating election laws. Prosecutors allege that Trump paid two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, to suppress their accounts of sexual encounters with him in a scheme to suppress the publication of negative information about him ahead of the 2016 US election. Trump's lawyers have said they will fight the charges. The Manhattan grand jury hearing the case heard evidence about a $130,000 payment made to Daniels. The charges carry a maximum sentence of more than 100 years in prison under New York law.
WALL STREET JOURNAL — Signature Bank Insiders Sold $100 Million in Stock During Crypto Surge
Insiders at Signature Bank sold more than $100 million in shares in the years after the bank pivoted to attract cryptocurrency companies and became a stock-market darling, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Sales over the past three years by the bank’s chairman, its former CEO, and his successor accounted for about half of the amount sold, according to the Journal’s analysis of company filings. The insider transactions at Signature weren’t widely known because of where they were filed and how the transactions were described in the documents. New York regulators put Signature into receivership on March 12 after having “a crisis of confidence in the management team” during a run on its deposits triggered by the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank-parent SVB Financial Group and Silvergate Bank days earlier.
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