Куда несется Америка

АВТОР Михаил Таратута журналист

Сегодня мы смотрим на Америку и поражаемся происходящему. В памяти всплывают тревожные аналогии с 1917-ым годом в России, когда ниспровергались буржуазные ценности, уничтожалась старая буржуазная культура, искусство, наука, былой уклад жизни. Когда торжествовал культ разрушения всего, что не несло идей революции и торжества пролетариата. Или вот поближе к нам – китайская культурная революция. Хунвейбины с горящими глазами фанатиков, война с авторитетами в науке, культуре, война за тотальное единодумие, когда любая мысль вне официального русла была чревата коллективной травлей, а, возможно, и казнью. Мы поражаемся тому, что в нынешних протестах и беспорядках, организованных активистами движения Black Lives Matter, сокращенно BLM (в переводе «Жизни черных имеют значение) принимают участие не только обиженные черные, но и немало белой образованной молодежи из благополучных семей. Их число в нынешних протестных акциях составляло в Нью-Йорке 61%, в Вашингтоне 65%, в Лос-Анжелесе 53%. Под флагом BLM сегодня выступают все, кто в русле левацких идей жаждет в Америке больших перемен.

Но как такое могло случиться в Соединенных Штатах, которые традиционно видели себя оплотом здравого смысла, гражданских прав и свободомыслия, которые гордилась устойчивостью политической системы и торжеством передовой мысли? А ведь именно эти образы жили в представлении многих людей об этой стране и за пределами США.

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When Dame Helen Mirren flies a plane

She takes extra care in safety goggles and surgical mask

The legendary actress wasn’t taking any chances as she travelled on Sunday and ensured she was fully protected against coronavirus

Dame Helen Mirren wasn’t taking any chances as she boarded a flight wearing a face mask and goggles on Sunday.

The legendary actress, 74, was taking the safety precautions seriously as she did her bit to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Sharing a selfie on Instagram with her 868,000 followers, Helen proudly wore a large pair of goggles to protect her eyes during the flight.

She also wore a light blue face mask that was tucked into her goggles.

Helen also finished her ensemble off with a white and black L.A Dodgers cap and an elegant white sweater.

The iconic performer also added a huge pair of headphones, and wrote “it’s a look!” in her caption.

The legendary actress was doing her bit against Covid-19 during a flight on Sunday (Image: helenmirren/Instagram)

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SITTING PRETTY

Ghislaine Maxwell sits on Queen’s throne with Kevin Spacey after ‘Prince Andrew invite’ British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and actor Kevin Spacey are pictured smiling in red velvet thrones at Buckingham Palace during a private tour reportedly organised by Prince Andrew for former US president Bill Clinton Get our daily royal round-up direct to your inboxWhen … Read moreSITTING PRETTY

Russian soccer player hit by thunderbolt.

Terrifying moment necklace of footballer, 16, is hit by lightning bolt as he kicks the ball, leaving him fighting for life in Russia A metal chain around the neck of Ivan Zaborsky conducted the lightning  The teenage goalkeeper had been training separately from the rest of his team Zaborsky was put in a medically induced … Read moreRussian soccer player hit by thunderbolt.

Shooting galore in the USA.

Donald Trump warns he’s ‘ready’ to intervene as 80 are shot in Chicago and 44 in NYC – with cops fired at in their car – and 32 are killed across US including girl, 7, as July 4 bloodshed continues

  • At least 32 people were killed in shootings in cities across the US during Fourth of July celebrations across Saturday and Sunday
  • In Chicago 63 people were shot, 17 of them fatally, in various bouts of gunfire 
  • One of the victims killed was seven-year-old Natalie Wallace 
  • Overnight shootings in New York City left four people dead and 37 injured 
  • NYPD said two officers were injured in the Bronx late Saturday after a bullet was fired through the windshield of their marked SUV 
  • The violence continued into Sunday, with a 14-year-old child left in a ‘serious condition’ after being shot in the chest in Manhattan 
  • Shootings in New York City have doubled every week for the last three weeks 
  • Memphis, Omaha and Cleveland also reported an alarming number of shootings
  • An investigation is also underway in North Carolina after a 74-year-old woman was killed by what police described as reckless ‘celebratory gunfire’ 

By Megan Sheets and Luke Kenton and Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com

Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government is ‘ready’ to intervene as  gunfire erupted in cities across the US during Independence Day celebrations, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 32 dead.  

Chicago, appeared to experience the worst of the violence across the weekend as 63 people were injured and 17 were killed, including two children.Meanwhile in New York City, 44 people were injured and at least six have been killed. 

Memphis, Omaha, Cleveland, North Carolina and several other cities were also rocked by a spate of shootings amid the holiday revelry. 

In response to the troubling succession of incidents, Trump tweeted that crime in Chicago and New York City is ‘way up’. 

‘Shootings up significantly in NYC where people are demanding that [Gov. Andrew Cuomo] and [Mayor Bill de Blasio] act now,’ Trump continued. ‘Federal Government ready, willing and able to help, if asked.’ 

Trump’s tweet was preceded by an announcement made by the NYPD that revealed two officers had been injured in the Bronx late Saturday after a bullet was fired through the windshield of their marked SUV. Two cops were injured in the Bronx after a bullet smashed through the windshield of their SUV

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E-foil : le surf partout et pour tous

Paris Match | Publié le 16/06/2020 à 02h00 Pauline Lallement

E-foil : le surf partout et pour tous
E-foil : le surf partout et pour tous DR

Kai Lenny, l’un des meilleurs surfeurs de sa génération, vole au-dessus de l’eau. On le voit fendre la mer, poussé par un aileron doté d’un moteur à propulsion électrique caché sous sa planche. Cette drôle de machine, c’est la dernière révolution dans le monde du foil. Après le windfoil, le stand up paddle foil ou encore le kytefoil, l’e-foil débarque sur les eaux.

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THE SHOW IS GOING ON!

Protesters defy Donald Trump and risk ten years in jail as they throw Columbus statue into Baltimore harbor just hours after he called them ‘Nazis and terrorists’ in July Fourth address as protests break out across the US

  • Protesters in Baltimore hauled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into a harbor on July 4
  • Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument while police, who were present, did not intervene  
  • The move came hours after Trump called protesters targeting statues ‘Nazis and terrorists’ in his Independence Day address
  • Meanwhile, thousands of Americans have held police brutality and racial inequality protests across the country on the Fourth of July
  • Black Panther members arrived to Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia to protest its reopening because of its ties to the Ku Klux Klan
  • Protesters in New York City burned an American flag near Trump Tower and crowds swarmed the streets

By Reuters and Lauren Edmonds and Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

Protesters in Baltimore hauled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into a harbor in defiance of President Trump hours after he compared them to ‘Nazis and terrorists’ in his Fourth of July address. 

Just one day after Trump warned that people who ‘damage or deface’ statues will receive ‘a minimum of 10 years in prison’, a group of demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument and dump it into the city’s Inner Harbor.

Police were reportedly at the scene but did not intervene, as a spokesperson for the Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young explained that protecting statues was not a priority for the police department who were more focused on homicides and other crimes.

Elsewhere, similar acts of defiance and demonstrations were held in several cities across the country.

Flag burnings were also seen in Washington, near to where the president was hosting hundreds at the White House for a July Fourth fireworks display, as well as in New York City outside the Trump Tower, and on Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star. 

And at the nation’s biggest Confederate monument, which has been used as a meeting place by the KKK, the Black Panthers gathered to demand the removal of the racist sculpture. 

In Baltimore, cellphone footage shared to Facebook, showed the statue of the Italian explorer with two long ropes slung around it as a bustling crowd waits. The group simultaneously yells ‘pull’ and the gargantuan statue falls onto the brick ground.  A group of demonstrators in Baltimore used ropes (pictured around the statue) to topple the Christopher Columbus monument and dump it into the city's Inner Harbor

A group of demonstrators in Baltimore used ropes (pictured around the statue) to topple the Christopher Columbus monument and dump it into the city’s Inner HarborThe empty plinth is all that remains after the statue was torn down on Saturday evening by a group of protesters in Baltimore, Maryland+39

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Armed man walked for 13 minutes on Trudeau property.

Man who crashed his truck through the front gate of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s property in Ottawa was armed with several weapons before wandering the grounds for 13 minutes

  • Man reportedly travelling from Manitoba, Canada, was arrested after allegedly crashing through gate of PM Trudeau’s residence early Thursday 
  • Man then roamed Justin Trudeau’s grounds for 13 minutes before being stopped
  • Suspect has been identified as Corey Hurren, a reservist in Canadian Rangers
  • He was driving a Dodge Ram and was allegedly armed with a long gun 
  • Canadian police confirm man had ‘several’ weapons and faces multiple charges
  • Police brought a robot and a dog to examine the vehicle on grounds of Rideau Hall estate 
  • Trudeau, his wife and three children were not home at the time 

By Associated Press

Published: 17:25 EDT, 3 July 2020 | Updated: 17:44 EDT, 3 July 2020

Canadian police said Friday an armed man who this week crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives had several weapons and then roamed around the estate for 13 minutes.

Police earlier identified the suspect as Corey Hurren, a member of Canada’s armed forces and a reservist in Canadian Rangers.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme has not officially named the suspect despite Hurren being identified in several media reports.

Hurren, who runs a small sausage-making business, is believed to have driven 1,180 miles from Manitoba to Ottawa.

A Dodge Ram is parked at Rideau Hall, the estate where Canada PM Justin Trudeau lives, after police say an armed man entered the grounds early on Thursday

A Dodge Ram is parked at Rideau Hall, the estate where Canada PM Justin Trudeau lives, after police say an armed man entered the grounds early on Thursday 

The suspect has been identified as Corey Hurren, a reservist in Canadian Rangers

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Donald Trump blasts the ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ and ‘cancel culture’

as he vows to hunt down rioters with federal law enforcement at Mount Rushmore on the eve of the Fourth of July

  • President Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore Friday evening to headline a Fourth of July event 
  • He blasted the ‘left-wing cultural revolution,’ a knock at the Black Lives Matter protests, and said their goal was to overthrow the American Revolution   
  • As coronavirus cases have spiked around the country, Trump has focused on culture war issues like Confederate monuments and Black Lives Matter 
  • His decision to hold back-to-back Fourth of July events in South Dakota and Washington, D.C. has concerned public health officials 
  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem isn’t enforcing social distancing at the Friday night speech nor is she making mask-wearing mandatory  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

President Trump gave a fiery address at Mount Rushmore Friday night claiming that the ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ aimed to overthrow the American Revolution, painting a dark picture of the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the nation. 

On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday, Trump’s message was about us versus them, calling those who didn’t support him ‘bad, evil people.’ 

He tossed red meat to a packed crowd of supporters – a majority of whom were not wearing masks nor practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – telling them ‘we will never abolish the police’ and ‘we stand tall we stand proud and we only kneel to almighty God.’  

And Trump vowed to deploy federal law enforcement ‘to protect our monuments, arrest the rioters and prosecute offenders to the furthest extent of the law.’  

He promised Mount Rushmore, which loomed above him, would never be touched.  

‘This monument will never be desecrated, these heroes will never be defaced, their legacy will never ever be destroyed, their achievements will never be forgotten and Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and to our freedom,’ the president said in the opening minutes.  President Trump painted a dark picture of the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the nation by saying they were a product of the 'left-wing cultural revolution' meant to overthrow the American Revolution

President Trump painted a dark picture of the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the nation by saying they were a product of the ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ meant to overthrow the American Revolution 

President Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) arrive at Mount Rushmore for a Fourth of July event

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‘She knows too much’:

Epstein’s victims’ lawyer says Ghislaine Maxwell may kill herself or ‘be silenced’ to stop her spilling secrets on her high profile friends – as she spends her first nights in New Hampshire county jail

  • Ghislaine Maxwell is in the Merrimack County Jail in Boscawen, New Hampshire
  • She will likely stay there all weekend until she is transferred to New York City 
  • Maxwell faces 35 years behind bars if convicted of the charges she is facing 
  • Spencer Kuvin told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that Maxwell ‘knows too much’
  • He said she might ‘take matters into her own hands’ or that someone else may want to ‘silence her’ to stop her from spilling information 
  • The 58-year-old has a staggering network of high profile friends
  • Among them is Prince Andrew, who has said he will speak to investigators  

As Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell spends her first days behind bars, a lawyer for their alleged victims who predicted the pervert financier would die in jail says she will likely suffer the same fate.

Spencer Kuvin told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that Maxwell ‘knows too much’ and that powerful people may want to silence her even as she is locked up.

‘It may be that she can’t handle the fear of what’s going to happen to her and takes matters into her own hands or there will be people who are very afraid of what she has to say,’ Kuvin predicted. 

Maxwell has an astonishing international network of friends and acquaintances, some of whom have no doubt helped her lay low since Epstein’s suicide. 

Kuvin said people laughed at him when he predicted that Epstein would die in prison — but his gut is telling him the same thing about Maxwell.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested on Thursday on federal charges relating to her allegedly enticing underage girls for Epstein to abuse.

She won the trust of girls as young as 14 and brought them to a ‘trap’ she and Epstein set — and in some cases took part in sex acts, the federal indictment states. Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured in October 2016, in one of her final social appearances

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YOUR STOLE OUR LAND!

‘You are on stolen land’: Native American protesters face off with National Guard and police and at least 15 are arrested after blocking a road leading to Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump’s Independence Day speech

  • Protesters, mostly Native Americans, blocked a road leading to Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota
  • The blockade was formed hours before President Trump arrived to deliver his Independence Day speech 
  • Demonstrators climbed on top of the vans chanting ‘Land back!’ while others held signs that read ‘Protect SoDak’s First People,’ ‘You Are On Stolen Land’
  • Authorities declared an ‘unlawful assembly’ before police and National Guard soldiers moved in and a standoff ensued, with cops using pepper spray

By Associated Press

Published: 21:43 EDT, 3 July 2020 | Updated: 22:49 EDT, 3 July 2020

More than 100 protesters faced off with the National Guard and police officers in Keystone, South Dakota on Friday after crowds blocked off a road leading to Mount Rushmore ahead of President Donald Trump’s arrival. 

Activists and members of different Native American tribes gathered on a highway protesting the occupation of South Dakota’s Black Hills that they say were taken from the Lakota people against treaty agreements.  

One group parked three vans across the road and took the tires from two of them to make it more difficult to remove them. Several demonstrators climbed on top of the vans chanting ‘Land back!’

Others held signs that read ‘Protect SoDak’s First People,’ ‘You Are On Stolen Land’ and ‘Dismantle White Supremacy’ while playing Lakota music in the 95F degree heat. 

Authorities declared an ‘unlawful assembly’ before police and National Guard soldiers moved in and a standoff ensued, with officers using pepper spray and smoke bombs to disperse crowds. 

At least 15 protesters were arrested after ignoring police officers’ orders to clear the area, according to The Rapid City Journal.  Independence Day standoff: Activists and members of different tribes from the region blocked a road as they protested in Keystone, South Dakota on Friday

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Ghislaine Maxwell will NEVER sell out Prince Andrew

– but might talk about Clinton and Trump – says confidante Laura Goldman as she claims the royal and the socialite had a fling and the Duke is urged to go to the FBI

  • Maxwell was arrested on charges of procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein 
  • She was arrested Thursday at $1million ‘Tuckedaway’ home in New Hampshire 
  • Pressure mounted on Prince Andrew to speak to the FBI first last night
  • But Ghislaine’s friend Laura Goldman said she would ‘never sell out’ the Prince
  • She suggested Maxwell could discuss US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump’s relationships with Epstein

By Sam Greenhill and Daniel Bates and Rebecca English and David Barrett For The Daily Mail

Ghislaine Maxwell will ‘never sell out’ Prince Andrew, one of her closest confidantes revealed tonight – as pressure mounts on the royal to speak to the FBI.  

Laura Goldman, a New York stockbroker who has known Maxwell for several years, said she would ‘never’ offer information about alleged links between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.

Tonight, it emerged the socialite was once photographed sitting in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace alongside actor Kevin Spacey in 2002, years before police began investigating Epstein’s links to sex trafficking and abuse.

Maxwell could face up to 35 years in prison for six charges of grooming and trafficking after officers swooped on her New Hampshire bolthole on Thursday. 

The developments have brought renewed pressure on the Duke of York to speak to investigators about his relationship with the disgraced paedophile billionaire, following back-and-forth claims that both parties were being uncooperative. 

But Ms Goldman suggested Maxwell would be more likely to discuss Epstein’s dealings with former US President Bill Clinton and his successor Donald Trump instead of Andrew. No allegations have been made about either man. 

‘The only way she can walk is if she gives someone up, but that definitely won’t be Andrew,’ Ms Goldman told The Telegraph, which published the picture of Ghislaine in Buckingham Palace with Spacey.

‘She is so appreciative that when she first came to New York, the Duke helped to launch her into high society. She always talks about what a true friend he is. She doesn’t see any reason to speak about him to the authorities.’

There is concern among royal circles over what implications Ms Maxwell’s arrest in New Hampshire on Thursday could have for the Duke, 60, who was reportedly introduced to the billionaire paedophile by her in 1999. 

Tonight’s bombshell revelation comes as the Mail can reveal:

  • Maxwell started legal moves to purchase her secluded New Hampshire bolthole the very day after Andrew’s car crash TV interview;
  • Victims urged the duke to speak to the FBI, saying ‘more excuses, more delays’ were ‘torture’ for them;
  • The duke’s immediate fate rests with Home Office officials who must judge if the US can quiz him in a court;
  • Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts branded Maxwell ‘an evil monster’ and said she cried tears of joy at her arrest;
  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s confidante Laura Goldman suggested the socialite would more likely discuss former US President Bill Clinton and Donald Trump’s relationships with Epstein over the Duke of York.

Laura Goldman, who has been friends with Ghislaine Maxwell for several years said she would 'never sell out' Prince Andrew following her arrest on child sex charges

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Of mice and fat

Treatment that burns fat and stimulates muscle growth in mice could also reverse physical ageing in humans, scientists suggest German researchers say muscle loss and a fatter stomach are signs of ageing The team used a chemical to switch fat cell receptors linked to muscle and fat In mice triggering them encouraged body fat to … Read moreOf mice and fat

SHE WILL SPILL THE BINS

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘will be naming names’: Jeffrey Epstein’s arrested ‘pimp’ is ‘set to cooperate with FBI’ in ominous news for Prince Andrew and she could be held in prison where pedophile ‘killed himself’

  • Maxwell was arrested yesterday on charges of procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse
  • She was arrested at a $1million home in New Hampshire and subsequently appeared in court by video-link 
  • Pressure is growing on Prince Andrew to give evidence to prosecutors about his links to Epstein and Maxwell
  • Epstein’s former boss, Steven Hoffenberg said the paedophile’s ex-girlfriend Maxwell ‘knows everything’ and will ‘totally co-operate’ 
  • Between 2007 and 2011, Epstein transferred more than $20million into Maxwell’s bank accounts 
  • She was arrested on Thursday morning at a luxury $1million estate in New Hampshire 
  • Maxwell is currently in the custody of US Marshalls and her exact whereabouts is unclear 
  • She is likely to appear in court in New York on Monday, after the 4th of July holiday weekend  
  • Sources close to the Duke say they are ‘bewildered’ because he has repeatedly offered to help the inquiry
  • Andrew denies having sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who last night celebrated news of Maxwell’s arrest 

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Ghislaine Maxwell will be ‘naming names’ and ‘fully co-operating’ with the FBI and Prince Andrew is among those ‘very worried’ about what she might reveal, a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein has claimed.    

Maxwell’s dramatic arrest on sex-trafficking charges yesterday has raised hopes among Epstein victims that prosecutors will untangle a ‘spider web’ of rich and powerful associates of the pair. 

The socialite and daughter of late British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell was seized at a $1million home in New Hampshire and later appeared in court by video-link. 

She is now awaiting transfer to New York to face charges of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse – and could even be held in the same Manhattan jail where Epstein died last year. 

If convicted on all counts, Maxwell faces 35 years behind bars at a maximum. It would mean she’d be 93 by the time she’d be released. 

The latest twist in the case has ramped up the pressure on Andrew to testify about his relationship with Epstein and Maxwell, but sources close to the Duke say they are ‘bewildered’ because he has repeatedly offered to help.   

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the Epstein accuser who dragged Andrew into the mire by claiming she had sex with him in the early 2000s, last night celebrated Maxwell’s arrest and called her an ‘insidious creature’ who deserved to be locked up. Andrew denies her allegations, saying he has no recollection of meeting Miss Roberts.Ghislaine Maxwell will be 'naming names' and 'fully co-operating' with the FBI and Prince Andrew is among those 'very worried' about what she might reveal, a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein has claimed (Epstein and Maxwell are pictured together in New York in 2005)

Ghislaine Maxwell will be ‘naming names’ and ‘fully co-operating’ with the FBI and Prince Andrew is among those ‘very worried’ about what she might reveal, a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein has claimed (Epstein and Maxwell are pictured together in New York in 2005) Prince Andrew (pictured during his BBC Newsnight interview last year) is under increasing pressure to give evidence - but the Duke's legal team insists he has offered to help US investigators

Prince Andrew (pictured during his BBC Newsnight interview last year) is under increasing pressure to give evidence – but the Duke’s legal team insists he has offered to help US investigators 

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Tucker Carlson for president?

Former Trump campaign and GOP officials believe the Fox News host could lead a successful 2024 presidential campaign after his show becomes the highest-rated program in Cable News

  • Former Trump officials and conservative strategists are reportedly discussing the possibility of Fox News Host Tucker Carlson running for president in 2024
  • Carlson has previously denied interest in running for office, but many reportedly believe he’d make a formidable candidate
  • Carlson has amassed a massive base with his show Tucker Carlson Tonight, which has been named the highest-rated program in all of cable news
  • Politico reports that Roger Stone encouraged Carlson to run as a Libertarian in the 2016 election, but he declined
  • People close to Carlson are reportedly skeptical that he would run
  • Carlson has been a consistent supporter of President Trump and his brand of conservative ideology 

By Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com

Former Trump campaign and administration officials are reportedly speculating that outspoken Fox News host Tucker Carlson could make a successful run for president in 2024.

Politico reports that conservative circles have been seriously mulling over the idea that Carlson, 51, could parlay his successful television career into a political victory – much like President Trump.

Several conservative strategists, commentators and others reportedly believe Carlson, whose outspoken brand of journalism has amassed a massive media following, would be an obvious frontrunner in the Republican primary.

Luke Thompson, a Republican strategist who worked for Jeb Bush’s super PAC in 2016, said: ‘He’s a talented communicator with a massive platform. I think if he runs he’d be formidable.’

Politico reports that several conservatives believe Fox News Host Tucker Carlson (pictured) would be a formidable candidate in the 2024 presidential election

Politico reports that several conservatives believe Fox News Host Tucker Carlson (pictured) would be a formidable candidate in the 2024 presidential election

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s last hideout revealed

EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell’s last hideout revealed: Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ was arrested at $1million New Hampshire estate she bought in secret just eight months ago – and it is called Tuckedaway Maxwell, 58, was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, on Thursday morning and is now in custody  She had been hiding out in a $1million estate … Read moreGhislaine Maxwell’s last hideout revealed

Woman shot 4 times after snatching Nazi flag from man’s yard in Oklahoma

 © Via KFOR A Nazi flag is shown flying outside a man’s home in Hunter, Okla., on June 29, 2020. A 26-year-old woman was shot multiple times after grabbing a Nazi flag from an Oklahoma man’s yard on an early-morning dare over the weekend, according to authorities in Hunter, Okla. Police say the woman was at a party … Read moreWoman shot 4 times after snatching Nazi flag from man’s yard in Oklahoma

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

Ghislaine Maxwell – Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ and friend of Prince Andrew – is arrested on child sex trafficking charges at a luxury New Hampshire estate she’d ‘slithered off’ to for ‘a life of privilege’ – unaware the FBI was watching her

  • Maxwell, 58, was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, on Thursday morning and is now in custody 
  • She has been charged with six counts including trafficking minors for sex and with perjury for later denying it
  • The charges apply to incidents between 1994 and 1997and involve three victims, the youngest of which was 14 when Maxwell ‘groomed’ her 
  • The indictment claims she groomed the girls for sex with Epstein and with her in New York, Florida, London and New Mexico  
  • Maxwell has not been seen since last summer when Epstein killed himself in jail while awaiting trial 
  • FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said she’d ‘slithered away to a gorgeous property’ in Bradford, NH   
  • Maxwell is the British socialite daughter of the late, disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell 
  • Astonishingly well-connected, she is who introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew 
  • Andrew has been accused having sex with Virginia Giuffre Roberts in 2000 when Roberts was 17 after a night out in London that was put together by Maxwell 
  • SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE FULL GHISLAINE MAXWELL INDICTMENT  

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein and alleged madam who is accused of procuring young girls for him, was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury this morning at a ‘gorgeous’ New Hampshire property where she’d ‘slithered off to’ to live in luxury, FBI agents said on Thursday. 

Maxwell was taken into custody in Bradford, a small town in New Hampshire, on Thursday morning. Special Agent William Sweeney said at a press conference later that the FBI after ‘discreetly keeping tabs’ on her for some time and that she recently moved to the property. 

It’s unclear who owns the property or exactly how long she had been there but agents ‘moved in’ this morning. No other circumstances surrounding her arrest are known. She is due to appear via video link in court later this afternoon. 

A grand jury recently returned a sealed, six-count indictment against her which accuses her of enticing underage girls to travel for sex, actually having sex with them and Epstein and later lying about it under oath in depositions when she was being sued by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers who says she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

The charges relate to incidents that happened between 1994 and 1997 and involve three unnamed victims, the youngest of whom was 14. The alleged abuse happened at Epstein’s homes in New York, Florida and New Mexico and at Maxwell’s home in London. 

Epstein has been accused of abusing dozens more girls and Maxwell is tangentially associated with the decades of alleged horror because, the accusers say, she was always by his side or making arrangements for him and them.

Maxwell, the British socialite daughter of the late, disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell whose impressive international network of friends and acquaintances includes the Clintons, has been a ghost since Epstein was arrested last June on charges of sex trafficking.  She is who introduced him to Prince Andrew and set up the 2001 London night out when the royal allegedly had sex with Giuffre.  

On Thursday, Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said the investigation into Epstein’s decades of abuse is ongoing and that she’d ‘welcome’ Prince Andrew ‘coming in to provide a statement’, prompting speculation that he may among people investigators may focus their attention on next.

Scroll down for video and to read the full indictment 

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, gestures as she speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, gestures as she speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York

 

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Protester calls a cop ‘black Judas’

and says he ‘should know better’ outside the NYPD’s headquarters as the city council voted to scrap $1billion from the their budget

  • Footage on social media shows the protester screaming ‘traitor’ at the black officer Tuesday night 
  • Moments earlier the protester was seen dancing provocatively in front of cops outside One Police Plaza
  • The altercation came hours before the City Council voted to scrap $1billion from the NYPD’s budget
  • This followed weeks of protests calling for the force to be defunded in the wake of George Floyd’s death
  • Hundreds of protesters remain in City Hall Park, which they have started calling ‘Abolition Park’ 
  • They are demanding the NYPD be entirely defunded or lose more of its $6billion budget  
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that Black Lives Matter will be painted outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

A protester was seen on camera calling a cop ‘black Judas’ and saying he ‘should know better’ during a demonstration outside New York City Hall Tuesday night.  

Footage on social media shows the protester, who moments earlier was dancing provocatively in front of a line of cops, screaming ‘traitor’ at the officer outside One Police Plaza.

The altercation came hours before the City Council voted to scrap $1billion from the NYPD’s budget, after weeks of protests calling for the force to be defunded in the wake of the Memorial Day death of black man George Floyd.

Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced this week that Black Lives Matter will be painted outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in the city.A protester called a cop 'black Judas' and said he 'should know better' during a demonstration outside New York City Hall Tuesday night

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Seattle smashes CHOP:

Police reclaim their precinct and at least 31 people are arrested after mayor FINALLY issues executive order and riot police vacate the zone which has seen two deadly shootings in three weeks and crime rise by 500%

Seattle police on Wednesday reclaimed their precinct in the city’s ‘occupied’ protest zone after the mayor finally issued an early morning executive order to vacate the area.

At least 31 people were arrested at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone which has seen two deadly shootings and crime rise by more than 500 per cent in just over three weeks.

People had occupied several blocks around a park and the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct after officers abandoned the building on June 8 following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality.

Calling the gathering at the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park an ‘unlawful assembly’ Mayor Jenny Durkan demanded all barriers be removed in an order issued in the early hours of Wednesday.

Seattle police confirmed in a tweet early Wednesday that they would be ‘in the area this morning enforcing the Mayor’s order’.  Officers in riot gear issued a dispersal order at 5am leading to the 31 arrests within just 30 minutes amid fears the protesters could now move to West Precinct.

Police tweeted: ‘Because suspects in recent shootings may still be in the area, and because numerous people in the area are in possession of firearms, Seattle Police officers involved in this morning’s response will be equipped with additional protective gear.’

Eyewitness Omari Salisbury said: ‘The Seattle Police Department basically reclaimed the precinct in less than 30 minutes, five feet at a time with the bicycle officers out in front.’

Speaking outside the precinct Wednesday morning police chief Carmen Best confirmed her officers had reclaimed the precinct, with the help of Bellevue police and the FBI, but could not offer a time frame on when they would move back in.

She said: ‘Our job is to support peaceful demonstration but what has happened on these streets over the last two weeks is lawless and it’s brutal and bottom line it is simply unacceptable.’

President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the Seattle protest area, as well as city and state leaders. He tweeted Monday morning that the protesters ‘have ZERO respect for Government.’

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Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings

Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings

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Маразм крепчал и танки наши быстры!

Sir Michael Palin backs calls to redesign Queen’s ‘racist’ knighthood honour showing St Michael crushing the devil – because it ‘looks like George Floyd’s murder’ as Jamaica’s governor refuses to wear it and 16,000 sign petition

  • Monty Python star received the honour in 2019 for services to travel and culture
  • The insignia previously featured a white angel standing on neck of a black Satan
  • But Cabinet Office say the design was changed in 2011 to a light-skinned devil
  • Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen was given the old design in 2009

By James Robinson for MailOnline

Monty Python star Sir Michael Palin has joined calls to redesign one of the Queen’s honours, which he received last year, after a petition was launched claiming its insignia is ‘racist’ and ‘looks similar to George Floyd‘s killing’.

The insignia for the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George – one of the Queen’s highest honours – previously featured a picture of a white angel standing on the neck of a black man.

The image, which was changed in 2011 to feature a light-skinned devil, is actually a depiction of the Archangel Michael defeating Satan.

But a petition claims it bears a resemblance to the death of George Floyd, who died in May after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost eight minutes as he was being arrested.

Sir Michael, who was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St George and St Michael in 2019 for services to travel, culture and geography, has now backed calls to change the design, while the Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen, who received the award in 2009 and has the old design, has said he will no longer wear the insignia, reports the Telegraph.

The Cabinet Office says the premise of the petition is ‘inaccurate’ as the picture was redesigned nine years ago and now features a light-skinned devil.

And although Sir Michael said his insignia features the updated drawing, the comedian and television presenter has backed calls for a redesign after seeing other examples.Sir Michael Palin (pictured), who was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St George and St Michael in 2019 for 'services to travel, culture and geography', has now backed calls to change the design - his features the new design.

Read moreМаразм крепчал и танки наши быстры!

La poésie des soleils couchants.

Le soleil couchant. L’air parfumé me grise, ô toi douce campagne, Quand l’éclat du soleil se couche sur tes champs. Les cris se font plus sourds, seuls parfois quelques chants Résonnent au lointain, clair pays de cocagne. L’horizon va se teindre et déjà sur les branches Je vois poindre le feu de son lit rouge … Read moreLa poésie des soleils couchants.

Let’s fly!

Canada Is Officially On Europe’s Latest ‘Safe List’ & Travel Can Resume By July 1  Helena Hanson 3 hrs ago© Chengusf | Dreamstime, Marc Bruxelle | Dreamstime It looks like Canada has made the cut! The European Union has released a list of countries whose citizens can enter Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and Canada is on … Read moreLet’s fly!

Rotting of the Big Apple:

Famous monument of George Washington is defaced as NYC city slides billions into red, NYPD faces $1bn cut and de Blasio is accused of ‘surrendering the city to lawlessness’ amid escalating crime

  • The monument at Washington Square Park was defaced on Monday by vandals who threw red paint at it 
  • Downtown, hundreds gathered outside City Hall for an #OccupyCityHall protest ahead of the budget vote
  • They are calling for the NYPD to be defunded; the new budget, expected on Tuesday, strips it of $1billion 
  • The cut accounts for more than 16% of the force’s $6billion annual budget but some say it’s not enough 
  • NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says it is ‘punitive’ and a reaction to the BLM protests around the world
  • Unions say Mayor de Blasio is ‘surrendering the city to lawlessness’ and putting New Yorkers at risk 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

New York City’s famous George Washington Monument was defaced with red paint on Monday as protesters gathered across town outside City Hall ahead of a controversial vote that slashes the city’s police budget by $1billion – 16 percent of its total – despite escalating crime and chaos. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio reached an agreement with the city council on Monday that divests $1billion from the police force and cancels the hiring of 1,163 cops. Some Democrats say it is a step in the right direction and that the police force – like others across the country – needs to be stripped of its power and resources to combat systemic racism and excessive use of force. 

However others say it’s not enough of a hit to the mammoth force which enjoys a $6billion yearly budget. They want more money to be taken away, and say that much of De Blasio’s plan amounts to ‘gimmicks’. School safety officers, for example, will receive the same amount of money but will no longer be considered part of the police budget. Instead, they’ll be moved to the Department of Education. 

But others – namely the NYPD Commissioner and Police Benevolent Association, one of the city’s major police unions – say the need for a strong and bolstered police force is greater now then ever before, amid bubbling tensions across the city and nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  

Combined with de Blasio’s lenient bail reform that puts more criminals on the street than before and a court system that has been back-logged for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they say crime is inevitably on the rise and that slashing the budget is not necessarily the right move. 

There are also ongoing complaints that the NYPD is not cracking down on low-level crime like people breaching social distancing rules while dining outdoors, drinking in the street or being generally anti-social. 

In Brooklyn, residents have been terrorized for nights on end by illegal fireworks being set off through the night, seemingly with little intervention from the cops.

The city’s income took a $9billion hit when businesses shuttered at the start of the pandemic and now many remain closed.  Defaced: A statue of George Washington is covered in red paint after being vandalized in Washington Square Park in the early hours of Monday. America's first president owned more than 100 slaves, making him a target of recent anti-racism protests

Defaced: A statue of George Washington is covered in red paint after being vandalized in Washington Square Park in the early hours of Monday. America’s first president owned more than 100 slaves, making him a target of recent anti-racism protests

Target: The arch at Washington Square Park has two statues of the nation's first president, which were targeted by vandals throwing balloons in the early hours of yesterday morning

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Les tortues sont là depuis trois ans déjà si ce n’est pas plus que ça. La première photo est prise en 2018 je crois. Les trois dernières – le 16 juin 2020.

Read moreLes tortues sont là depuis trois ans déjà si ce n’est pas plus que ça. La première photo est prise en 2018 je crois. Les trois dernières – le 16 juin 2020.

Seattle CHOP zone armed ‘security’ killed black teen driver, 16, and wound 14-year-old passenger when they opened fire on their Jeep as it approached barricades at 3am – but protesters inside cop-free area claim they acted in self-defense

  • A 16-year-old boy died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded after being shot at Seattle’s CHOP zone Monday
  • Police said they are investigating after witnesses reported seeing a white Jeep SUV near a makeshift barrier around the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone at about 3am on Monday just before the shooting 
  • Witnesses told 911 dispatchers that they saw several unidentified people firing shots into the Jeep, police say 
  • Both teenagers, who have not been publicly identified, were taken to the Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle by people who identified themselves as ‘CHOP medics’ 
  • The older boy died several hours later and police said the 14-year-old remains in a critical condition 
  • Detectives searched the vehicle for evidence on Monday morning but said in a statement that it was clear the crime scene had been ‘disturbed’ 
  • Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for about two weeks 
  • Protesters have claimed the shooting unfolded only after the vehicle plowed into the CHOP zone and those inside the car started shooting 
  • Those inside the zone say CHOP security, who are self-appointed and heavily armed, then returned fire 

Surveillance video of a shooting at Seattle’s CHOP zone that left a black 16-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old seriously injured shows gunfire ringing out as the Jeep the teens were in plowed into a barricade and a man screaming: ‘Oh you’re not dead yet?’.

Homicide detectives said they are investigating after the two teenagers were shot in a white Jeep near a makeshift barrier around the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone at about 3am on Monday.

Those inside the zone say CHOP security guards, who are self-appointed and heavily armed, started shooting at the Jeep only after the teens opened fire on them and drove into a barricade.

Police say witnesses told 911 dispatchers that they saw several unidentified people firing shots into the vehicle but made no made no mention of whether the teens were armed and fired first.

In surveillance video, multiple gunshots could be heard in the distance in the minutes before the Jeep could be seen tearing around the corner.

A female CHOP protester could be heard screaming for their self-appointed security to have their ‘eyes up’ because there were ‘two people with guns’ in a ‘stolen white Jeep’.

When the Jeep came around the corner moments later, at least three loud gunshots could be heard before the teens crashed into the barricade. About a dozen shots were fired after the car crashed. It is not clear from the footage who the first gunshots came from.

A male could be heard in the surveillance screaming: ‘Get on the ground’, ‘Oh you’re not dead huh?’ and ‘You want to get pistol-whipped?’ 

A male could be heard in the surveillance screaming: ‘Get on the ground’, ‘Oh you’re not dead huh?’ and ‘You want to get pistol-whipped?’ Surveillance video of a shooting at Seattle's CHOP zone that left a black 16-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old seriously injured shows gunfire ringing out as the Jeep the teens were in plowed into a barricade (pictured)

Surveillance video of a shooting at Seattle’s CHOP zone that left a black 16-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old seriously injured shows gunfire ringing out as the Jeep the teens were in plowed into a barricade (pictured)Police said they are investigating after a man was killed and a 14-year-old boy wounded following a shooting at Seattle's CHOP zone on Monday morning

Police said both teens were taken to the Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle by people who identified themselves as ‘CHOP medics’ after the shooting.

Read moreSeattle CHOP zone armed ‘security’ killed black teen driver, 16, and wound 14-year-old passenger when they opened fire on their Jeep as it approached barricades at 3am – but protesters inside cop-free area claim they acted in self-defense

Андрей Илларионов: В США идет Вторая гражданская война

Экономист Андрей Илларионов о «чёрном расизме» и коронавирусе как инструменте борьбы за власть.

Фото: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II/ТАСС

В США идёт новая «гражданская война», и это не фигура речи, уверен экономист Андрей Илларионов. В интервью «Фонтанке» бывший советник Владимира Путина рассказал о происходящем в Америке и сравнил это с российской реальностью. И там и там коронавирус тесно переплёлся с внутренней политикой. Но если в США это инструмент конкурентной борьбы за власть, то в России нет. «Всё упирается в характер политического режима», — уверен президент Института экономического анализа (Москва), старший научный сотрудник Института Катона (Вашингтон).

Андрей Илларионов
Андрей ИлларионовФото: ИТАР-ТАСС/ Михаил Метцель

— Андрей Николаевич, история массовых протестов в США иссякла? В новостях больше нет этих толп и горящих полицейских авто. Что происходит сегодня?


— Описание текущей ситуации нужно начинать с описания общей картины того, что происходит в США. В Соединённых Штатах происходит явление, известное под названием «гражданская война».

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‘Keep moving!’

Moment lawyer couple brandish an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past their mansion in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood

  • Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey could be seen aiming the guns at demonstrators who walked by their palatial property in St. Louis on Sunday
  • At one point, the pair seemed to be unknowingly pointing their weapons at one another other while trying to keep protesters away
  • Mark held a large assault weapon while his wife Patty held a handgun
  • The protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s hometo demand her resignation
  • Mayor Krewson released names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department
  • The couple are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline and James Gordon For Dailymail.com

A couple brandished an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past their mansion in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood.

Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, could be seen aiming the guns at demonstrators who walked by their palatial property in the wealthy Forest Park area at around 6pm on Sunday. 

At one point, the pair seemed to be unknowingly pointing their weapons at one another other while trying to keep protesters away from their home – dubbed the Niemann Mansion. 

The protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home to demand her resignation after she released the names and addresses of residents who had suggested defunding the police department. 

They had broken their way into the gated community where the McCloskeys live.  

The pair are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home.Armed homeowners, Patty and Mark McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place and confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday

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Hundreds of protesters camp outside City Hall in NYC and demand Mayor slash $1BN from NYPD

Protesters camp outside City Hall in NYC for the fifth straight day demanding that Mayor de Blasio slash $1BN from the NYPD budget despite gun crime surge in the Big Apple and say they won’t leave until he does

  • Protesters in New York City have established ‘Occupy City Hall’ as they demand cuts to the NYPD budget
  • Hundreds are camping out for the fifth day straight calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to slash $1billion
  • They’ve pledged to continue the encampment for as long as it takes
  • De Blasio has said cuts are coming but has not revealed any details on the extent to which the NYDP’s current $6billion budget will be hit 
  • It comes as NYC sees a surge in violent shootings
  • June is on track for the highest number of murders in a month since 1996
  • Police officials are warning against budget cuts as the violence spikes 

By Frances Mulraney and Wires

Hundreds of protesters camped outside City Hall are demanding that lawmakers slash the New York City police budget by $1billion.

The ‘Occupy City Hall’ encampment began forming Tuesday following weeks of street protests sparked by the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement. 

The protesters are part of a national ‘defund the police’ movement seeking more spending on other needs like housing and education and say they won’t move until they see a budget cut.

It comes as violent crime in New York City skyrockets, with June now on track for the highest number of murders in a month since 1996. 

Police officials warned the budget cut would come at a time when the city has seen a surge in shootings during the first three weeks in June.  Protesters sit at the stairs of Tweed Courthouse as hundreds congregate at the New York City Hall as part of the 'Defund NYPD' and 'Occupy City Hall' movement. The encampment is now in its fifth straight day of camping outside the building

Protesters sit at the stairs of Tweed Courthouse as hundreds congregate at the New York City Hall as part of the ‘Defund NYPD’ and ‘Occupy City Hall’ movement. The encampment is now in its fifth straight day of camping outside the building

Hundreds of protesters camped outside New York City Hall are demanding that lawmakers slash the New York City police budget by $1billion. The demonstrators have dubbed the area 'Occupy City Hall' and say they will stay until a cut is approved

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Amsterdam’s red light district gets green light to reopen on Wednesday as prostitutes are ordered to wear gloves and avoid some types of sex

  • Sex workers given the green light to start working again from Wednesday, July 1
  • Prostitutes on Amsterdam red light district recommended to wear latex gloves
  • Red light district union also suggested wearing masks and avoiding oral sex

By Lydia Catling For Mailonline

The red light district in Amsterdam is to reopen on Wednesday with prostitutes expected to wear gloves and avoid oral sex. 

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave the sex industry, which is deemed as a ‘contact’ profession, the green light to restart after the number of coronavirus deaths fell into single figures. 

The news has been welcomed by sex workers, many of which have faced financial hardship when they were unable to work during the lockdown. The red light district in Amsterdam has been given the go ahead by the Dutch Prime Minister to reopen on Wednesday

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Il y a 60 ans, Sa Majesté maman d’un petit “André”

Dans les archives de Match 

Paris Match Clément Mathieu

prince Andrew
« A 16 h 35, un fonctionnaire du palais vint afficher l’annonce officielle de la naissance. La foule se rua contre les grilles et deux femmes s’évanouirent. » – Paris Match n°568, 27 février 1960 Jack Garofalo / Paris Match

Il y a 60 ans, la naissance du troisième enfant de la Sa Majesté mettait le royaume en émoi… Avec Rétro Match, suivez l’actualité à travers les archives de Paris Match.

Match a longtemps hésité. Selon les époques, notre magazine a francisé ou laissé intact les noms propres de la famille royale britannique. Elizabeth s’est parfois écrit avec un « s ». En 1960 toutefois, c’est une véritable confusion. Ainsi, c’est un petit prince « André », troisième enfant de la reine Elizabeth (avec « z ») et Philip (à l’anglaise encore), qui fait la couverture du numéro 573, à l’occasion de sa première photo officielle.

Cinq semaines auparavant, dans le numéro 568, Match avait publié le grand récit de la naissance, le 19 février 1960 à Buckingham Palace, d’un petit garçon dont on ignorait encore le prénom. Un heureux événement pour la famille, et tout le royaume : c’était la première fois, depuis 103 ans, qu’un souverain régnant avait un enfant…

Voici le reportage consacré à la naissance du prince Andrew, publié dans Paris Match en 1960…

Paris Match n°568, 27 février 1960

Enfin ! Toute la famille sourit au garçon

« Philip, la reine mère, Margaret, Charles, Alexandra de Kent. Sur ces visages radieux, on lit la bonne nouvelle. L'enfant royal est enfin né. On l'attendait depuis une semaine et l'inquiétude grandissait. On avait même faussement annoncé sa naissance. Il est venu au monde le 19 février à 16 h 30 sous le signe du Verseau. La souveraine avait ressenti les premières douleurs dès la veille. L'Angleterre est rassurée. Elle est heureuse : c'est un garçon. » - Paris Match n°568, 27 février 1960
« Philip, la reine mère, Margaret, Charles, Alexandra de Kent. Sur ces visages radieux, on lit la bonne nouvelle. L’enfant royal est enfin né. On l’attendait depuis une semaine et l’inquiétude grandissait. On avait même faussement annoncé sa naissance. Il est venu au monde le 19 février à 16 h 30 sous le signe du Verseau. La souveraine avait ressenti les premières douleurs dès la veille. L’Angleterre est rassurée. Elle est heureuse : c’est un garçon. » – Paris Match n°568, 27 février 1960 © Paris Match

par Robert Collin (reportage à Londres de nos envoyés spéciaux Paul Mathias et Jack Garofalo)

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Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan in plot orchestrated by secret unit which poisoned a defector spy – and White House has known for MONTHS

In another brazen attack on the U.S., a Russian military intelligence unit has secretly paid bounties to Taliban-linked fighters to kill U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to a bombshell New York Times report.

The report represents a deadly escalation in Moscow’s repeated efforts to undermine U.S. policy, and came as the administration was seeking to find ways to extract itself from the decades-long war by making peace with the Taliban.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the activity months ago, the New York Times reported Friday, citing officials with knowledge on the matter – but the U.S. took no evident action. 

U.S. Intel believed the operation to have been initiated by the notoriously violent Unit 29155 of the G.R.U, an arm of Russia’s military intelligence agency. U.S. intelligence concluded a Russian unit paid bounties to Taliban elements for killings of U.S. troops, it is reported

Read moreRussia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan in plot orchestrated by secret unit which poisoned a defector spy – and White House has known for MONTHS

Russie : le 75e anniversaire du Victory day célébré malgré la pandémie

Paris Match | Publié le 26/06/2020 à 10h49 La La Rédaction

Le 75e anniversaire du Victory day a finalement pu être célébré le 24 juin à Moscou. Les Russes célèbrent habituellement la victoire de l’URSS sur l’ennemi nazi le 9 mai. Cette année, les commémorations ont été reportées à cause de l’épidémie de coronavirus. 

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Chars, avions, hélicoptères et patrouilles ont – enfin – défilé hier sur la place rouge à Moscou.

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Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer

Ex-partner who has avoided limelight since divorce is seeking high court injunction Jim Waterson Media editor Elton John and Renate Blauel on their wedding day in 1984. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/Getty Images Sir Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, has launched legal proceedings against the singer at the high court, in a rare intervention by a woman … Read moreElton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer

Liao Yiwu : “Vous, Occidentaux, quand comprendrez-vous à qui vous avez affaire ?”

Paris Match Interview Mariana Grépinet

A Berlin, le 30 mai. Dans le jardin collectif de son petit immeuble.
A Berlin, le 30 mai. Dans le jardin collectif de son petit immeuble. Kasia Wandycz/Paris Match

C’est un dissident de la première heure. Il a vécu dans sa chair et dans son âme la dictature chinoise. Arrestations, harcèlement, quatre ans de prison avec tortures. A 62 ans, cet écrivain et poète exilé à Berlin, souvent comparé à Soljenitsyne, dresse un constat accablant du régime et de sa gestion de la crise sanitaire.

Il nous a donné rendez-vous en début d’après-midi, parce qu’il se lève tard. A 62 ans, Liao Yiwu, le plus célèbre dissident chinois, écrit la nuit, de 1 heure à 6 heures du matin. Et marche trois heures par jour dans les vastes parcs de Berlin. Son amie la sinologue Marie Holzman assure la traduction, car l’écrivain, fils d’un professeur de littérature persécuté pendant la Révolution culturelle, ne parle que chinois. Il est pourtant en exil à Berlin depuis neuf ans. Il y a rencontré Yang Lu, une jeune compatriote, artiste peintre. Ensemble, ils ont eu une fille, prénommée Shuyi, littéralement « la fourmi des livres ». Tout un symbole pour un homme qui a passé quatre ans en prison pour avoir écrit un poème dans lequel il racontait le massacre de la place Tiananmen. A sa sortie, en 1994, ses manuscrits lui sont confisqués, et pendant des années il enchaîne arrestations, interrogatoires, enfermements, avant de fuir son pays natal.

Read moreLiao Yiwu : “Vous, Occidentaux, quand comprendrez-vous à qui vous avez affaire ?”

Unseen photos of Putin’s daughters taken when he first took power mysteriously emerge from collection of famously-private Vladimir’s former confidant who has just lost £11bn legal battle against Russian state

Pictures never before seen of Vladimir Putin‘s two daughters from his ex-wife have emerged from the private collection of his one-time closest confidant.

The images show Maria and Katerina as teenagers soon after the Kremlin leader took power in the early 2000s.

They appear to have been released to enrage Putin by former billionaire Sergei Pugachev, 57, a former close crony who this week lost a £11.6 billion legal battle against the Russian state in a Paris arbitration court. 

Putin, 67, in his long political career always hid his children away from the limelight, never permitting them to be seen and rarely even speaking about them.

Both are now in their 30s but they show the president’s daughters both inside the Kremlin and at Pugachev’s dacha – or country house – near Moscow. 

Pictured from left to right: Alexander and Viktor Pugachev and Maria and Ektaterina Putin in the Kremlin library in the early 2000s

Read moreUnseen photos of Putin’s daughters taken when he first took power mysteriously emerge from collection of famously-private Vladimir’s former confidant who has just lost £11bn legal battle against Russian state

Расстрел за разговорчики в строю

Финская война глазами красноармейцев — в сводках НКВД: документы

О советско-финской войне 1939—1940 годов поведано немало, но «за кадром» осталось, например, то, что в советских казенных документах именовалось «политико-моральное состояние личного состава». Или «политморсос» — такое сокращение тоже использовалось. Это обязательный пункт сводок, отчетов, рапортов, докладов и донесений о состоянии войск, обычно звучавший так: «Политико-моральное состояние частей высокое». Если «здоровое» — это как бы пожиже, «в основном удовлетворительное» — хуже, и совсем уж плохо обстояли дела, если ставился диагноз «политико-моральное состояние стало надломленным». После ритуальных здравиц о «политморсосе» обычно следовало самое интересное, обозначаемое обтекаемо-стандартными формулировками: «наряду с этим имеют место», «выявлены факты», «одновременно продолжают иметь место явления» — негативные, разумеется.

Так вот сводки и спецсообщения особых отделов НКВД периода финской кампании (лишь мизерная толика которых рассекречена) рисуют далеко не красочную картину «политморсоса» воюющей Красной армии.

Советско-финская война 1939-1940 гг. Собачья упряжка на передовой. Фотоархив: РИА Новости

Начальник Особого отдела НКВД Ленинградского военного округа (ЛВО) майор госбезопасности Алексей Сиднев в донесении от 1 декабря 1939 года сообщал, что уже 30 ноября — в первый день войны, в первом же бою — «во время наступления красноармеец 90-й стр. дивизии Михайлов, беспартийный, бросил винтовку и попытался перейти на сторону противника»! Невероятно: после мощной артподготовки, которая, казалось, смела все живое, Красная армия победно устремилась вперед, «и враг бежит, бежит, бежит», — красноармеец Михайлов собирается… перейти на сторону отступающего (!) противника. Разумеется, «Михайлов арестован. Дело следствием закончено (за день— В. В.) и направлено в военный трибунал». Бойцу еще повезло, за свою «попытку перехода к противнику» он получил «всего лишь» 10 лет лишения свободы. В то время как два других красноармейца приговорены к расстрелу «за попытку организовать группу бойцов для сдачи в плен противнику» — и это тоже в первые часы войны! Невероятно.

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Abba were paralysed by nerves and critics loathed their ‘garbage’ songs at start of pop career

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  • Gareth Pearce
  • 21 Jun 2020, 23:37

IT’S time to say Thank You For The Music again – as Abba plan to release new songs more than 38 years since they were last in the studio together.

But it could all have been very different, because nerves nearly ended the band’s first major tour before it even began.

Abba are planning to release new songs more than 38 years since they were last in the studio together
Abba are planning to release new songs more than 38 years since they were last in the studio together

One music journalist was with members Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad backstage before that historic first live tour in 1977.

Here, he tells of the tension and torment as the pop legends took their first tentative steps towards conquering the world.

Abba walked out to their opening night of their first big tour as if to their own execution.

With nerves in the dressing room so shredded before the show, they almost called the whole thing off.

The band pictured together in 1974 after winning Eurovision in Brighton
The band pictured together in 1974 after winning Eurovision in BrightonCredit: AP:Associated Press

I was behind the scenes on that night in Oslo, Norway, on January 28, 1977, while writing about the Swedish band that had so surprised cynical music critics in Britain with their success.

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Про “Острые кепки” (Peaky Blinders) и русский след в них.

Я тут как-то рассказывал про карикатурное изображение русских в американском сериале.
Но не думал, что англичане перещеголяют американцев. И зря. У них получилось!
Апофеоз сезона нумер 3 – русские “казаки”.
Полюбуйтесь на форму одежды, на кухонный нож за поясом, на медальки и на автомобильные краги того, что справа.

Рядом тоже хорош гусь. Шапка знатная. Шинелька тоже. Взгляд – истинно русский.

Как вы думаете, зачем “острые кепки” приехали в логово белогвардейцев? Ответ очень прост.

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Remarkable photos of Oxford’s golden generation reveal PM and his 1980s contemporaries

The pink-faced young man at the dispatch box of the Oxford Union looked slightly bewildered. He glanced up at the packed chamber, nervously fingering his mop of blond hair, as if he’d been transported there through a window in the space-time continuum. 

This was October 1983 and it was a ‘freshers debate’, an opportunity for new arrivals to make a good impression on the senior members of the famous debating society. I was due to speak after this young man and had spent several days preparing.

‘Can someone kindly remind me what the motion is?’ he asked in an exaggerated, upper-class accent. Who was this pantomime toff?Fancy dress: Boris tries to get into the swing of things at the annual Sultans Ball at Oxford Town Hall in March 1986

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СТАЛИН БЫЛ ПЕДОФИЛОМ STALIN WAS A PEDOPHILE

Интересные детали сообщила Дениэл Ранкур-Лаферьер в своей работе «Психика Сталина».

В деревне Курейка Сталин даже сожительствовал с местной девочкой — 14-летней дочерью хозяйки дома, где он жил. Термин «педофил» был тогда неизвестен, но отец девочки пожаловался в полицию. Сталину предписали «покрыть» совращение официальным браком.

Перелыгина давала показания в 1956 году, а данные об уголовном деле имелись в полицейском архиве. Сталин признал свою вину и обещал жениться на развращенной им девочке. Это обещание Сталин не выполнил, уехав в феврале 1917 года в революционный Петроград.


(Иерей Николай Савченко, Педофил Сталин, 16.11.2013, http://beloedelo.ru/researches/article/?172)

Первый ребенок от этой связи умер при рождении, второй — мальчик — в 1930-е годы появился в Москве. Знать его Сталин не захотел. Но, когда во время партчисток отпрыска обвинили в антисоветизме, отец за него все-таки вступился. 7.12.2011, http://spb.mk.ru/…/2011/12/07/650798-proklyatie-stalina.html

Сталин начал сожительствовать с Надеждой Аллилуевой, когда ей было еще 15 лет. То есть в отношениях со своей будущей женой 37-летний будущий «вождь народов» повел себя аналогично уголовной истории в Курейке с несовершеннолетней Перелыгиной. (Иерей Николай Савченко, Педофил Сталин, 16.11.2013, http://beloedelo.ru/researches/article/?172)+5

На изображении может находиться: 2 человека, люди улыбаются

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One man is dead and 11 others wounded in Minneapolis shooting after ‘individuals on foot fired 80 rounds’ leaving store front windows shot out

  • Photographs posted to social media show windows had been shot out with victims lying on the floor 
  • The area is about three miles west of the neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s death 
  • Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen on June 1 after closures because of coronavirus
  • No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of 4am; police have not said what led to the incident
  • Witnesses say ’80 shots were fired’ in the shooting which is said to have involved people firing at each other 
  • More than 90 people have been shot in the city since the death of Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline and Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

One man is dead and 11 people suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Minneapolis, police said early Sunday.

Law enforcement had first said 10 people had been shot with ‘various severity levels of injuries,’ but revised their total upward in a tweet posted just after 3 a.m. 

The area is about three miles west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s May 25 death. Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen with limited service on June 1 after some six weeks of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Police had not yet released details on what led to the shooting which is reported to have involved people firing ‘around 80 rounds’ at each other. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of 4 a.m. 

A preliminary investigation indicated that ‘individuals on foot’ started shooting around 12:30 a.m. and later fled the scene.  The victims have not been identified. 

Photographs posted to social media show windows at the Landmark’s Uptown Theatre and another storefront shot out. Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene. 

Scroll down for video  Police vehicles block the road after a shooting in Minneapolis on Saturday evening

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