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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler: 'leave altogether'

Trump sent secret cops and they're ‘kidnapping people off the streets’

Federal law enforcement officials deployed by President Donald Trump to Portland, Oregon are, by all accounts, operating as if the city is a police state, according to multiple reports and videos.

Katholische Kirche

Carolin Kebekus: "Ihr habt uns zu Nutten gemacht"

Carolin Kebekus (40) geht erneut hart mit der katholischen Kirche ins Gericht. Ein Video der Komikerin, das am Donnerstag veröffentlicht wurde, befasst sich mit der Rolle der Frauen in kirchlichen Institutionen - und lässt daran kein gutes Haar.

USA

20m Americans could have contracted Covid-19

US government experts believe more than 20 million Americans could have contracted coronavirus – 10 times more than official counts, as cases are now rising in more than half of states and a new warning came of the risk of “apocalyptic” infection in major cities.

DONALD TRUMP

Neue Kritik an Deutschland: "Billion"-Schulden

Der Neustart seines Wahlkampfs ist für US-Präsident Donald Trump bei der ersten Massenkundgebung seit Beginn der Corona-Krise enttäuschend verlaufen. Bei der Veranstaltung in einer Arena in Tulsa (Oklahoma) blieben am Samstagabend zahlreiche der gut rund 19.200 Plätze leer.

Bill BARR

Trump on firing of Geoffrey Berman: 'I'm not involved'

Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement Saturday that he would leave his post after Attorney General William Barr sent him a letter saying that President Donald Trump had removed him.

Stampede Trail Alaska

Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus has been removed by air

The abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska - made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild" - has made its first journey in decades. This time by air.

Deutschland

Donald Trump will 10.000 Soldaten abziehen

US-Präsident Donald Trump will Deutschland mit dem Abzug von fast 10.000 Soldaten für aus seiner Sicht zu geringe Militärausgaben bestrafen. Er kündigte an, den nach Japan größten US-Truppenstandort weltweit drastisch zu verkleinern: Von derzeit 34.500 Soldaten sollen nur 25.000 übrig bleiben.

Shortnews

USA - Iran

Gesandter Hook gibt Posten überraschend auf

Der US-Sondergesandte für den Iran, Brian Hook (52), gibt seinen Posten unerwartet auf. Außenminister Mike Pompeo erklärte, Hooks Aufgaben würden von dem US-Sondergesandten für Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, mit übernommen. Pompeo schrieb, Hook wechsle in die Privatwirtschaft. Ein Grund wurde nicht genannt. In der kommenden Woche soll im UN-Sicherheitsrat über eine Verlängerung des Waffenembargos gegen die islamische Republik abgestimmt werden. Hook setzte seit 2018 die Iranpolitik von Präsident Donald Trump um: Der setzt im Atomstreit auf eine harte Linie und Strafmaßnahmen.

Le Tote

Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor, the floundering department store company that traces its roots to 1826, became the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates the demise of chains that were already teetering. The chain was acquired last year from Hudson’s Bay by the clothing rental start-up Le Tote in an unusual $100 million deal. Now Le Tote and Lord & Taylor are both seeking Chapter 11 protection from their creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

United Nations

Trump plans to address General Assembly in person

Donald Trump is likely to be the only world leader speaking live from New York at this year’s United Nations General Assembly debate, scheduled to take place Sept. 22 to 25. The U.N. will be holding its biggest annual event virtually this year, with up to 190 world leaders delivering speeches via pre-recorded video message. As host country of the U.N. headquarters during the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. has a unique opportunity to hold center-stage at an organization Trump has consistently derided, and which at times has returned the favor. Other world leaders have openly laughed at his speeches and been witness to awkward moments, ranging from Trump announcing to leaders that he could “totally destroy” North Korea, to a spat with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

German Shepherd

Buddy, first U.S. dog diagnosed with Covid-19, dies

A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in a dog in the U.S. has died. The 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert Mahoney of Staten Island had been sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. A veterinarian tested Buddy in May and found him positive for the virus. Buddy's health declined steadily after he developed breathing problems and thick nasal mucus in April. He was euthanized on July 11 after he started vomiting clotted blood. USDA database of confirmed cases in the United States includes 12 dogs, 10 cats, a tiger and a lion.