Donald Trump will begin campaign rallies next week, despite cases of coronavirus in the US surpassing 2 million. We look at the impact of his contradictory positions on race, policing and Confederate statues. Also, a transphobia row involving Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling continues to dominate the opinion pages. Finally, an Indian man changes his will to bequeath most of his land to... two elephants!
A Russian court sentences former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap. Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information as he stood in the dock with a sign that read "Sham trial!" and pleaded for US President Donald Trump to intervene in the case.
US President Donald Trump says the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while an officer kneeled on his neck, is "a very, very sad event". Trump made the comments while touring the Kennedy Space Center before SpaceX's planned launch to the International Space Station, which was eventually scrubbed due to fears of a lightning strike.