Politics

New York Times

Clinton knocks Pompeo for vowing to release more of her emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed her successor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to release more of her emails ahead of the election as “pathetic,” insisting that there is nothing of importance in her unreleased communications.

Dirty Tricks

Kamala Harris responds to Trump's birther attacks

Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said President Donald Trump and his campaign will "engage in lies" and "deception" after he floated a new conspiracy last week about her eligibility to serve as vice president and president.

Brexit

Großbritannien lehnt Fristverlängerung endgültig ab

Trotz der Corona-Krise will Großbritannien die EU am 1. Januar 2021 verlassen. Damit steigt der Druck auf die Verhandlungspartner, sonst droht ein harter Bruch.

chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

'I should not have been there': Top general regrets Trump photo op

Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, expressed his regret for walking with President Donald Trump across Lafayette Square for a photo op after authorities forcefully cleared the area of protesters, calling the appearance a "mistake."

Global protests

How George Floyd’s death reverberates around the world

Some might dispute whether America remains the “indispensable nation”, a phrase deployed in 1998 by Madeleine Albright, then the country’s secretary of state. But it is certainly still the nation that cannot be ignored, the one that, in a sense, sets the political weather globally.

Mitt Romney

Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney

President Donald Trump began his week by making fun of Republican foe Mitt Romney for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest march on Sunday.

Shortnews

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner

The Secret Service toilet scandal in Washington

Secret Service agents assigned to Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, have been renting a $3,000 per month studio apartment at taxpayer's expense for the purpose of having a bathroom available, The Washington Post reports.

Siegfried Fischbacher

Illusionist of Siegfried & Roy, dead at 81

Siegfried Fischbacher, an illusionist known for working with exotic cats as one half of Siegfried & Roy, has died from pancreatic cancer, according to his publicist Dave Kirvin. Fischbacher's longtime professional partner and friend, Roy Horn, died in May from complications caused by Covid-19 at the age of 75.

Media

Anna Wintour defends Vogue's controversial Kamala Harris cover

Anna Wintour has spoken about the controversy over Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover, accused online of whitewashing and disrespecting the vice-president-elect. Vogue’s editor-in-chief defended the choice of shot for the February cover, which showed Harris wearing Converse trainers.

Bee Gees

The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1 review – a missed opportunity

It’s not been tested in a lab, but anecdotal belief holds that sibling harmonies vibrate at particularly sublime frequency. On How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, the illuminating Bee Gees documentary released last month, Noel Gallagher and a Jonas Brother reflect wryly on the vicissitudes of being in a band with your brothers, but also on how uncanny the musical entente can be.

Wikileaks: Julia Assange

Julian Assange refused bail despite judge ruling against extradition to US

Julian Assange has been refused bail by a judge who this week rejected a US request to have him extradited to face espionage and hacking charges. The co-founder of WikiLeaks has been held at Belmarsh prison in south-east London for the past 18 months after he was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he sought asylum for seven years.