A week before its release, the 75-year-old said in an interview with the New York Times that he is not likely to play live on stage ever again. After two strokes within three months in 2018, he said the left side of his body was paralyzed and the most he could do with his left hand was to maybe hold a cup. It seems like this live album will be his final farewell from the stage. … [Read more...] about Keith Jarrett, a much beloved jazz legend ends an era
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A security guard at the French consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was stabbed and wounded; A man armed with a knife was arrested in Sartrouville near a church after vowing 'to do as in Nice'; An Afghan man was arrested in Lyon trying to board a train while armed with a long knife; Malaysia's ex-PM said that Muslims have a right 'to kill millions of French people' if Islam is insulted; French politicians lined up to demand tougher action against what Nice's mayor branded 'Islamo-fascism'; Online jihadists celebrated the triple killing in France and Saudi Arabia yesterday, a report by SITE said Elsewhere on Thursday a man was arrested around 1pm in Sartrouville, north of Paris, after his father called police and said his son had left home and planned 'to do as in Nice.' … [Read more...] about Tunisian terrorist, 21, had turned to Muslim prayer from drink and drugs before murdering three people in Nice, his family claim – as France is warned to prepare for more ‘terrible attacks’
Germany's most beautiful tourist destinations less crowded than ever The Frauenkirche in Dresden The world-famous 18th-century church, which was destroyed at the end of the Second World War and rebuilt true to the original after 1990, is a magnet for visitors. But at the moment, only 50 people are allowed into the dome of the Dresden Frauenkirche at the same time, and only 40 visitors inside the church. At concerts, only about 350 of the approximately 1,660 seats are available. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Germany’s confusing patchwork of restrictions
"One thing I would say about this country's election managers, the administrators, is that they are a very, very dedicated lot," said Edie Goldenberg, a professor of public policy and political science at the University of Michigan. "They've worked very hard to prepare for this election. So, I think that the difficulties that we certainly saw in a number of primaries, many of those have been addressed." … [Read more...] about US election: What happens if there is no winner on election night?
"Calling a race is not the same as certifying a race," she said, which can only happen after all valid ballots, from home and abroad, are in and tallied. State election officials know exactly how many ballots to expect, she said, making Trump's baseless fears of a rigged election all but inconceivable. … [Read more...] about US Election 2020: For Americans abroad, Election Day is already here