Donald Trump is suing his former lawyer Michael Cohen, an uptick in core prices in the US is keeping pressure on the Federal Reserve to push ahead with another interest rate rise in May, and a study shows 91 of the poorest countries will spend an average of more than 16 per cent of their revenue on foreign debt repayments.

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