Sweden hits back at Donald Trump in row over A$AP Rocky detention

Ex-Swedish PM tells US president political interference in rule of law is off limits Sweden has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president press assault charges against the American rapper A$AP Rocky, insisting its independent judicial system must do its work. The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary, former prime ministeran announcement earlier on Thursday by the prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, that he had filed charges against the rapper and …

A$AP Rocky assault trial: prosecutor calls for six-month sentence

US rapper has been in detention since 3 July over incident in Swedish capital A Swedish prosecutor has demanded that A$AP Rocky serve six months in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm in a case that that has outraged the US rappers fans and inflamed transatlantic relations. The prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, told the court in Stockholm the musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should serve a longer sentence than two members of his crew who are also accused …

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein’s circle?

The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew before his July arrest Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose his recent arrest on charges of sex trafficking, but they included politicians, socialites, royals and top business figures. Donald Trump Donald Trump reportedly nicknamed the Lolita Express. Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world. Prince Andrew A documents filed by Virginia Giuffres lawyers, one accuser …

Lee Iacocca, auto executive who helped create Ford Mustang, dies aged 94

American business icon dies of complications from Parkinsons, his daughter tells Washington Post The auto industry executive Lee Iacocca has died at age 94, his daughter Lia Iacocca Assad told the Washington Post. Iacocca, the celebrated businessman behind the Ford Mustang who helped Original Article : HERE ;

‘We’re anti-influencer’: ice-cream truck makes Instagram ‘stars’ pay double

Joe Nicchi has had enough of self-proclaimed influencers wanting free cones for publicity. Now hes the one going viral Customers at Joe Nicchis ice-cream truck have increasingly had the same demand: give us your ice-cream for free. CVT Soft Serve, a popular viral after easily scam companies. One Instagram influencer recently staged a surprise pretending their content is sponsored when its not. Nicchi understands the importance of promotion. Hes a working actor in LA, who started CVT Soft Serve in …

Old men by the sea: Tennessee banker takes Hemingway lookalike contest

Joe Maxey, 68, beats 141 other author impersonators in long-running event that shows importance of being Ernest A retired banker from Tennessee beat 141 other white-bearded contenders to win the coveted Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida, on Saturday, at the eighth attempt. Joe Maxey, 68, of Cedar Hill triumphed at Sloppy Joes Bar, a hangout of the author when he lived in Key West in the 1930s. A judging panel of former winners chose Maxey from a …

Beth Ditto: how we made Gossip’s Standing in the Way of Control

The lyrics came out in a two-minute splurge. I drew on personal experiences, like growing up in the Bible Belt and being labelled a bitch Beth Ditto, singer In the early 2000s, everyone I knew was in a band but none of us dreamed of breaking through. I used to record my vocals in the bathroom and I was really bad at writing lyrics. So we had lots of half-written punk songs. Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposal by the George …

Very heterosexual couples and 18th-century airports: it’s 4 July, Trump-style | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Donald Trumps Independence Day extravaganza was special, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson I cannot wait, as a global citizen and (for obvious reasons) constant consumer of news, for independence from Donald Trump. I will be celebrating every single day. Many of us will. And if you needed another reason (I anticipate that you do not), Trumps latest boneheaded episode was to make further historical errors. There was plenty more going on throughout the celebrations lets take a look. Tiffany …

Trolls won’t fix social media. Who Trump should have invited to the White House

The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigots The White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internets loudest voices and worst trolls. Donald Trumps so-called Social Media Summit was unsubstantiated but list of self-identified invitees suggests that the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists, fawning memes about the president, will not produce any such useful debate. Heres …

Harvey Weinstein introduces new legal team including anti-#MeToo attorney

Ex-producers new team includes Donna Rotunno, who previously argued the movement has done a disservice to women #MeToo movement had done a disservice to women and that she can get away with more venom when cross-examining alleged victims because of her gender. With less than two months to prepare, Weinsteins newest and latest defence team had been expected to ask Judge James Burke for another delay in the start of the disgraced producers trial. But the judge confirmed on Thursday …