Newspaper headlines: Prince Andrew ‘snubs FBI’ and the Holocaust remembered

Newspaper headlines: Prince Andrew 'snubs FBI' and the Holocaust remembered

Tuesday's Daily Mirror front page

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The Duke of York features on most of Tuesday’s front pages after a US prosecutor claimed he had provided “zero cooperation” to an inquiry into the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – the duke’s former friend. The paper calls it a “snub”. Buckingham Palace said the prince’s legal team was dealing with the issue.

Tuesday's Metro front page

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“Zero help from duke” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which also leads on the Prince Andrew story. Meanwhile, the paper is one of many to feature a poignant image of a Holocaust survivor dabbing away tears on International Holocaust Memorial Day.

Tuesday's Daily Mail front page

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The Daily Mail’s strapline says US Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s comments have caused a “sensation”. The lead story sits next to a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge at a Holocaust memorial event in London. “A royal who does know how to behave,” the paper says.

Tuesday's i front page

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The i says the attorney has called the “Duke of York’s bluff” in making the comments to reporters. Elsewhere, the paper reports that UK citizens feel “abandoned” in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus virus is thought to have originated.

Tuesday's Sun front page

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A mocked-up missing person poster is on the front of the Sun. Above a picture of Andrew, it asks “have you seen this prince?”

Tuesday's Daily Telegraph front page

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The Daily Telegraph says a New York judge is “considering whether to unseal a tranche of documents containing new allegations against Epstein” in which, the paper says, “the duke is thought to be named”. Meanwhile, the paper reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to “defy” US President Donald Trump and allow Chinese firm Huawei to build part of Britain’s 5G network.

Tuesday's Guardian front page

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The Guardian understands there will be “no attempt to force Andrew to testify”. The paper’s front page also carries an interview with BBC presenter Gary Lineker who has told the paper he believes the TV licence fee should be voluntary.

Tuesday's Times front page

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The Times’s splash focuses on post-Brexit trade talks. A leaked diplomatic document, seen by the paper, suggests the EU will insist judges in the European Court of Justice are able to enforce the terms of any deal. Meanwhile, the paper calls the decision by US investigators to name Prince Andrew an “unusual step” that has “added to the sense of crisis around the royal family”.

Tuesday's Financial Times front page

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The FT leads on a “Brexit clash” over “fish and finance”. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that the UK “may have to make concessions” to the EU over access to its waters in order to “get concessions” for the UK’s financial services sector, the paper reports.

Tuesday's Daily Express front page

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A leaked EU document “shows the bloc could demand continued access” to UK waters, reports the Daily Express. But, the paper says, Mr Johnson will “take back control of UK waters” by refusing to “give up fishing rights”.

Tuesday's Daily Star front page

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And finally, the Daily Star reports that a business leader has called on firms to ban workers from talking about football or cricket at work “because it’s sexist”.

Tuesday’s papers make uncomfortable reading for the Duke of York, with many picking up on his alleged lack of cooperation with the US police inquiry into the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

“Why won’t Andrew speak to us?” is the front page headline of the Daily Mail, summarising the FBI’s complaint. The Daily Mirror talks of a “snub”.

The Sun mocks up a missing person poster for Prince Andrew. Under distinguishing features it say “inability to sweat, likes pizza, unemployed”. It asks: “Have you seen this Prince?” Buckingham Palace said the prince’s legal team was dealing with the issue.

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A “poignant pilgrimage back into the pit of hell” is how the Mirror describes the journey made by Auschwitz survivors on the 75th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation.

Many papers carry pictures of the elderly survivors as they laid wreaths and lit candles.

They walked, in the words of the Mail’s Robert Hardman, with the “tungsten resolve of those who have known the depths of man’s inhumanity to man and never want to see it again”.

Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian said their ranks had become “thinner and more frail with the passage of time” – but they’d returned because of the fear “that the moral force of Auschwitz might be fading”.

In an editorial, the Financial Times warns about the rising scourge of modern anti-Semitism. It attacks those who undermine respect for objective truth and create the swap in which intolerance, ignorance and prejudice breed.

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A survivor at a Holocaust memorial event in Oswiecim, Poland

The dilemma facing Boris Johnson over Huawei divides the columnists and the leader writers.

Charles Moore in the Daily Telegraph is steadfastly against allowing the company to build 5G – warning China is a “hostile power” and that Huawei is an “arm of the state”.

The Sun says the new technology could run everything from the power grid to driverless cars and factories. What happens, it asks, if a hostile China then shuts the network down? It urges the prime minister to say no.

US-China trade war

But the Times thinks Mr Johnson should resist US pressure and allow Huawei to supply limited 5G equipment.

It argues Mr Johnson shouldn’t get drawn into America’s trade war against China – but should send a signal to the world that Britain has not taken back control from Brussels in order to be told what to do by Mr Trump.

Meanwhile, the Independent thinks the prime minister is facing a major Conservative backlash over Huawei.

The FT highlights how another tricky dilemma could soon face the government, predicting a clash between the UK and the EU over fish and financial services. The paper says Britain could lose access to European markets unless it opens its coastal waters to EU boats.

In its lead, the Times says a Brussels diplomatic document reveals that the the EU wants its judges to be able to rule on any post-Brexit agreement with the UK. The paper says Downing Street sources have rejected the proposal, arguing such provisions don’t feature in other trade deals signed by the EU.

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The BBC’s highest-paid star, Gary Lineker, tells the Guardian that the TV licence fee should become a voluntary charge. He suggests it should be charged at a higher rate to subsidise elderly and poorer viewers, but admits he doesn’t know the logistics of how such a system would work.

The paper says the comments are likely to cause dismay at the corporation as it faces a battle with the government over its future.

Comments by Chartered Management Institute head Ann Francke, calling for curbs on men discussing football and cricket at work, to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme have been seized on by several of the papers.

The Times – which puts the story on its front page – says the former sports minister, Tracey Crouch, was one of those to dismiss the idea that such chatter alienates female staff.

The Daily Star says Ms Francke has faced a backlash – arguing it is patronising to suggest women don’t get involved in conversations about sport.

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Ann Francke said sports chat can leave women feeling left out

The Telegraph believes the rows about Brexit risk being dwarfed by a dispute about the grammar on the fifty pence marking the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The back of the coin reads “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” – but there’s no comma after “prosperity”.

The author, Sir Philip Pullman – labelled in several papers as a Remainer – has attacked the absence of the serial or Oxford comma and called on all “literate” people to boycott the coin. But other authors say the Oxford comma is a convention you can choose to follow, and argue Sir Philip is wrong.

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Dame Mary Beard told the Radio Times that Western art has centred on a sexualised version of the female body more than other cultures

The Times reports the Cambridge classicist, Dame Mary Beard, has questioned whether some of the world’s most famous paintings are just “soft porn for the elite”.

She says artworks that feature nudes such as Titian’s Venus of Urbino – which shows a naked young woman reclining on a couch – were commissioned by men to be enjoyed by men.

The Telegraph says the academic has questioned the worth of wall-to-wall nudity in places such as the National Galley and wants the public to think more critically about the works.

‘Summit special’

A UK explorer is pictured in the Antarctic on a throne made of ice blocks and skis in several of the papers – after he became the first Briton to climb the world’s remotest mountain.

The Mail says Leo Houlding battled more than 1,200 miles (1,930km) across Antarctica to reach the jagged peak called Spectre. He had to endure a wind-chill of -73C (-99F) and survived a brush with death when his sled fell into a crevasse.

The Mirror pictures him at the top of the snowy peak – “summit special” is its headline.

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