Covid-19: Divided States of America
In the United States, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening the divide between Republicans and Democrats. Faced with scientists’ decisions and the restrictions that they imply, supporters of President Donald Trump are invoking their rights set out in the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution. Our team reports from Florida and Louisiana, two states in the south of the country, where the political battle is raging.
David Nicholls: The writer's 'Sweet Sorrow' of a summer in lockdown
A decade after his multi-million selling book "One Day" made us weep, Bafta-winning, Man Booker Prize-nominated screenwriter and author David Nicholls talks to Eve Jackson about the impossibility of writing in lockdown, his newly translated into French first-love novel "Sweet Sorrow" and what it was like delving into the dark world of Edward St Aubyn's novels to write the TV series "Patrick Melrose" with Benedict Cumberbatch. The British writer also shares his must reads for lockdown.
Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of unarmed black man George Floyd
The officer has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd while in custody. The move follows three days of protests that have escalated into violence.
Racial incidents in NYC and Minneapolis dominate US front pages
We look at doubts around the efficiency of hydroxychloroquine in treating coronavirus, which is the focus of French daily Libération. Also, a development in a longstanding extradition case between Israel and Australia involving a woman accused of 74 counts of child sex abuse while headmistress at a religious school in Melbourne. There's lots of focus on race in the New York Daily News after a viral video of a white woman calling the police on a black man in Central Park on Monday. Finally, Twitter has moved to fact-check the US president.