Former US President Donald Trump appeared before a court in New York on Tuesday after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on charges related to hush-money payments to adult movie actress Stormy Daniels at the height of the 2016 presidential election.(AP Photo)

76-year-old Trump became the first former US President to be indicted, arrested and arraigned on criminal charges (Reuters)

He sat, stone-faced with shoulders rounded, at the defence table in a downtown Manhattan courtroom. (AP Photo)

Trump spoke six times in court, in one of which he told the judge that he was pleading “not guilty” to the 34 felony counts. (Reuters)

Macron also asked Xi to press Russia to comply with international rules on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will station tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine’s neighbour Belarus, a move seen as a dangerous escalation in the bloody year-long conflict.