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In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

WASHINGTON — The former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III broke his long silence on Saturday to defend his prosecution of Roger J. Stone Jr., forcefully rebutting President Trump’s claims that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was political and illegitimate. Speaking out the day after Mr. Trump commuted Mr. Stone’s prison sentence for obstructing an inquiry into Russia’s role in the campaign, Mr. Mueller said ... Full story

Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public News

Image caption "I think it's a great thing to wear a mask," the president said. US President Donald Trump has worn a facial covering in public since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington to meet veterans. "I think it's a great thing to wear a mask. I've never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he said while leaving the White ... Full story

In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility

U.S. President Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis. BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care ... Full story

Fauci sidelined by Trump as he talks bluntly about pandemic - The Washington Post

In recent days, the 79-year-old scientist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has found himself directly in the president’s crosshairs. During a Fox News interview Thursday with Sean Hannity, Trump said Fauci “is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.” And when Greta Van Susteren asked him last week about Fauci’s assessment that the country was not in a good place, Trump said flatly: “I disagree with ... Full story

The Pandemic May Spare Us From Another Plague: Bedbugs

This year’s plague, the newly emerged coronavirus, will likely spare many people from being attacked by an ancient scourge: bedbugs. Given the drastic pandemic-induced reductions in travel and nights spent in hotels, motels and other venues outside one’s home, the chances of being bitten by or bringing home these uninvited guests have been greatly curtailed. But that’s not a license to become complacent about a pesky insect that has been around ... Full story

Gina Prince-Bythewood blazes a trail with comic book movie ?The Old Guard?

Conventional wisdom would have it that a violent, fantastical action thriller about a group of supernatural mercenaries doesn’t lend itself to personal filmmaking. But when the director is Gina Prince-Bythewood, conventional wisdom would be wrong. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Prince-Bythewood recalls what resonated most deeply with her about “The Old Guard,” adapted by Greg Rucka from the graphic novels he created with Leandro ... Full story

Russian journalists in shock as FSB hunts enemy within News

Image caption The FSB released images of their arrest of Safronov in Moscow. As Ivan Safronov was led into court, hands cuffed and head pushed down by two masked guards, he managed just one sentence. "I'm not guilty," he told a crowd of supporters packed into the corridor. The arrest of the former military correspondent has shocked fellow Russian journalists, who describe the claim by the FSB security service that he handed state secrets to ... Full story

Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving

Since China imposed a draconian National Security law on Hong Kong, a lot of dinner party chatter in this protest-minded city has been about personal exit strategies. For up to three million Hongkongers, the exit could come in the form of a British National (Overseas) passport. Will they really leave - and what of those left behind? Michael and Serena have decided to leave Hong Kong for good and settle in the UK, a country they have never set ... Full story

Mexico crime: Could this become the bloodiest year on record?

Image caption Police in Mexico have faced a surge of violence. In the two years since Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidential election in Mexico by a landslide, the country has endured many violent moments. But recent months have been especially bloody and brutal. On 7 June, an astonishing 117 murders were recorded in 24 hours, making it the country's most violent day of the year so far. The previous high had been on 20 April, when 114 ... Full story

U.S. CDC reports 3,173,212 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers walk to work as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spike in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare. (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 3,173,212 cases of coronavirus as of Friday, an increase of 66,281 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 811 to 133,666. The CDC on Saturday reported its tally of cases of ... Full story