Prince Andrew’s Epstein interview roundly panned

The queen's second son sat through nearly an hour of questioning about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein in a BBC interview that royal watchers described as ill-judged and excruciating.

Uighurs and their supporters decry Chinese ‘concentration camps,’ ‘genocide’ after documents leaked

Government documents leaked to the New York Times revealed Chinese plans to detain millions of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia is home to a number of ethnic groups. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
The remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia is home to a number of ethnic groups. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)

This Russian group spoke up for native people in the Far North. It was closed over a paperwork error.

Independent voices are being quashed all over Russia through court rulings, threats — and now document glitches.
Fears are growing that Beijing may attempt a bloody intervention, as state media calls for police to fire on demonstrators holed up at Polytechnic University.
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The episode, in which Sondland and Trump discussed the Ukrainian president’s commitment to politically charged investigations, will be scrutinized in the House impeachment inquiry.
In a BBC interview, Andrew said he has “no recollection” of the woman who accused him of having sex with her when she was 17.
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The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets
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