News Headlines - 26 May 2021

Trump investigation: Manhattan district attorney convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges - The Washington Post

Manhattan's district attorney has convened the grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former president Donald Trump, other executives at his company or the business itself, should prosecutors present the panel with criminal charges, according to two people familiar with the development.
The panel was convened recently and will sit three days a week for six months. It is likely to hear several matters - not just the Trump case - during its term, which is longer than a traditional New York state grand-jury assignment, these people said. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Generally, special grand juries such as this are convened to participate in long-term matters rather than to hear evidence of crimes charged routinely.
The move indicates that District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s investigation of the former president and his business has reached an advanced stage after more than two years. It suggests, too, that Vance thinks he has found evidence of a crime - if not by Trump, by someone potentially close to him or by his company.

Amazon to buy MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

Amazon said Wednesday it will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, marking its boldest move yet into the entertainment industry and turbocharging its streaming ambitions.
The deal is the second-largest acquisition in Amazon’s history, behind its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in 2017.
Amazon said it hopes to leverage MGM’s storied filmmaking history and wide-ranging catalog of 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows to help bolster Amazon Studios, its film and TV division.

Cheese photo leads to Liverpool drug dealer's downfall - BBC News

A drug dealer was tracked down after sharing a photo of Stilton cheese.
Carl Stewart, 39, was identified through his fingerprints after police analysed the image he posted in an online chat.
He was jailed for 13 years and six months after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, ketamine and MDMA at Liverpool Crown Court.

French PR video for Tokyo Games goes viral | NHK WORLD

France Televisions, which plans to broadcast the games, made the roughly one-minute video to look like "ukiyo-e" woodblock prints. It features a sumo wrestler in a traditional Japanese landscape playing sports added for the Tokyo Olympics.
The wrestler surfs on a giant wave, skateboards down the roof of a Buddhist temple, and climbs a rock wall using his bare hands.
The video released on Twitter last Wednesday was seen by 1.5 million people in two days.

Malaysia train accident: More than 200 injured after two trains collide in Kuala Lumpur - CNN

More than 200 people were injured in Malaysia on Monday when two trains collided in the capital Kuala Lumpur, the state-run Bernama news agency reported.
The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. local time when one of the trains, which was going on a test run and had only one driver, collided with a train carrying passengers.
Both trains, which are operated by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, were traveling at 40 km (approximately 25 miles) per hour when they collided in a tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations, state media said.