1. Trump faces a trial right before Super Tuesday
- Donald Trump, running for president in 2024, already had a busy political calendar. Now, with many legal problems to deal with, it is about to be chaos.
- A federal judge has scheduled the trial for his alleged effort to overturn the 2020 election for 4 March, the day before Super Tuesday, the biggest voting day in the Republican race.
- That trial would prevent a pivotal stretch of Mr Trump's campaign, when he could be the leading Republican or struggle with one or more remaining rivals.

2. Niger coup: France rejects the demand for the ambassador to leave Niamey.
- France's ambassador has remained in Niger despite being given a 48-hour deadline to leave the country last Friday.
- Ambassador Sylvain Itte had been ordered to go amid lies involving both sides.
- However, hours after the coup leaders' deadline had passed, the president "applauds" Mr Itte for staying put.

3. Protests erupt in Libya over contact with Israel
- Libya's PM has suspended his foreign minister after she met with her Israeli counterpart.
- Libya, a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, does not recognise Israel, and the meeting has caused protests in the majority Arab state.

- Israel is working to become closer to Arab and Muslim-majority countries which do not officially recognise it.
1. Trump faces a 4 March 2024 trial just a day before Super Tuesday
- Donald Trump, seeking a return to the White House in 2024, already had a crammed political calendar. Now, with multiple legal dramas set to unfold, it is approaching the point of pure chaos.
- A federal judge has scheduled the trial for his alleged effort to overturn the 2020 election for 4 March, the day before Super Tuesday, the biggest voting day in the Republican race.
- That trial would pull Mr Trump off the campaign trail for a pivotal stretch of his campaign, when he could be securing himself as the Republican standard-bearer or engaged in an extended struggle with one or more remaining rivals.

2. Niger coup: France defies ultimatum for ambassador to leave Niamey.
- France's ambassador has remained in Niger despite being given a 48-hour deadline to leave the country last Friday.
- Ambassador Sylvain Itte had been ordered to go amid rapidly deteriorating bilateral lies.
- However, hours after the coup leaders' deadline had passed, the president said he "applauds" Mr Itte for staying put.

3. Protests erupt in Libya over contact with Israel
- Libya's PM has suspended his foreign minister after she met with her Israeli counterpart.
- Libya, a strong backer of the Palestinian cause, does not recognise Israel, and the meeting has sparked protests in the majority Arab state.
- Israel is working to build closer ties with Arab and Muslim-majority countries which do not officially recognise it.

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