May 25, 2018

Michael Cohen met with Russian oligarch days before Trump's inauguration

Michael Cohen walking in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Eleven days before President Trump's inauguration, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen took part in a meeting at Trump Tower with billionaire Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, reports the New York Times.

The big picture: After President Trump was inaugurated, Cohen received a $1 million consulting contract from private equity firm Columbus Nova — headed by Andrew Intrater, who also attended the Vekselberg meeting. Though Vekselberg is Intrater's family member and biggest client, Intrater denied to the Times that the businessman had anything to do with Columbus Nova's contract.

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Trump to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to G7 summit

President Trump at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Saul Martinez/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters on Saturday evening he postpone the G7 summit to September and expand the meeting to more nations.

Details: Trump said he would invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the summit, according to a pool report. "I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries," he said.

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George Floyd protests: What you need to know

Thousands of protesters march in Denver, Colorado, on May 30. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Curfews are being imposed in Portland, Oregon, and Cincinnati, while the governors of Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas activated the National Guard following unrest in the states, per AP.

The big picture: Floyd's fatal run-in with police is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

India extended its nationwide lockdown — one of the longest-running in the world — on Saturday, as deaths and infections rise, per Johns Hopkins. The country also moved to allow restaurants, hotels and churches outside of hotspots to begin reopening.

By the numbers: Nearly 6 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.5 million have recovered from the virus. Over 367,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.7 million.