from: BBC News Portugal’s bike factories have been very busy since April 2020 as cycling has surged in popularity.
The Hamilton creator says there’s a moment in Tick, Tick… Boom! that made his friends cringe. from: BBC News
Sepp Blatter is accused of breaking Swiss law in approving a $2 million payment from soccer’s governing body to a onetime ally, Michel Platini. From: New York Times
How the Senegalese-born 21-year-old’s myth-busting of “life hacks” made him a household name. from: BBC News
A high-flying German media giant is ahead on digital media but seems stuck in the past when it comes to the workplace and deal-making. From: New York Times
from: BBC News As he launches a podcast on the science of funny songs, comedian Phil Nichol reveals his favourites.
from: BBC News Foreign politicians and people accused of corruption have bought homes through offshore firms.
A leak of nearly 12 million files suggested King Abdullah II was among 35 current and former leaders to use secret shell companies to hide their wealth. From: New York Times
Uhuru Kenyatta’s name appears in the Pandora Papers – the biggest ever leak of financial documents. from: BBC News
Leaked documents reveal a network of offshore companies owned by the ruler since he came to power. from: BBC News
The offshore dealings of presidents, prime ministers and royalty feature in the Pandora Papers. from: BBC News
Joyce Wooding has received seven birthday cards from the Queen.
Hearings resumed in the destroyer Cole bombing case after a 600-day delay caused by the pandemic. From: New York Times
A judge says he made the ruling, in line with other royal deaths, to protect the Queen’s dignity. from: BBC News
Gen Mark Milley allegedly phoned Beijing to “reassure” them amid concern about President Trump. from: BBC News
It had evidence Instagram was a harmful place for young people – but failed to share its findings.
In a sign of his concerns, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer also gathered commanders to remind them of the safeguards in the nuclear launch procedures. From: New York Times
Toru Hashimoto’s Tokyo spot is a showcase for items he kept while working for the video game company. It used to be a members-only hideaway, but financial strain has forced him to open up. From: New York Times
The meetings are the highest-level in-person talks between a Biden administration official and Afghanistan’s new leadership. From: New York Times
from: BBC News The secret meeting came ahead of a deadline for US troops to leave Afghanistan on 31 August.