· Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter →
Human spaceflight, with the potential to plant the Stars and Stripes on new worlds, has a natural appeal to a president who likes big shows of national virility, such as military parades and Fourth of July fireworks, and whose stated cultural touchstones – Babe Ruth, Alfred E Neuman, Donna Reed – are from a different era.
· TV for Friday, June 5 →
Courtney Act officiates at the Lassiters talent parade, where the least likely frock up.
· Egypt records most deaths so far as Trump severs WHO ties – as it happened →
The country has ignored insistent calls from the World Health Organisation to implement social distancing and ban mass events, holding a large military parade in the capital Minsk, on 9 May.
The China Post
· No rodeo festival dashes Wyoming city’s hopes amid COVID-19 →
Frontier Days — called the “Daddy of ‘Em All” and billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo — offered hope to many locals that at least some of the 140,000 people who visit this plains city of 64,000 for the late July rodeo and associated carnival, parades, huge public pancake breakfasts and standing-room-only drinking would be back this year to perk things up.
The China Post
· After criticism, Russia expands stats on virus-linked deaths →
He announced this week that a postponed Victory Day parade in Red Square that was set for May 9 to mark the 75th anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War II will take place on June 24.
· Longer lines for rides, and no parade: Theme parks to open, but will visitors return? →
Mickey Mouse and Cinderella are back to rescue your summer, but there won’t be any hugs — and no parade, either.
· Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online →
Showtunes don’t get much more defiant or rousing than Don’t Rain on My Parade.
The Wall Street Journal
· This Twitter Storm Could Soak Social Media →
President Trump may not succeed in ending social media as we know it, but he can certainly rain on the sector’s latest socially distant parade.
· Eh, maybe Steve Carell's 'Space Force' will be worth watching by next season →
Slow down the endless parade of flashy guest stars, so the series regulars have some room to grow into their own.
· When Belfast Celtic stunned Scotland in the Big Apple →
When a photograph showing Scott carrying off an Irish tricolour flag at the front of a pre-match parade found its way on to the pages of newspapers back in Belfast, there was quite a public outcry.