Turkish pop star jailed for mocking religious schools

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested for “inciting hatred and enmity” by joking about Turkish religious schools, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The 46-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Kolakoglu, was taken from her home in Istanbul for questioning and formally arrested late Thursday. He was then … Read more

Blackface angered US soprano withdraws from Italian opera

Rome — Soprano Angel Blue says she will not perform at an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in a different work staging the same stage this summer. The American singer posted a note on her AngelJoyBlue Instagram page saying that she will be kicked out of “La Travita” at the Arena … Read more

Company that bought Trump’s social media app faced subpoena

New York — Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp fell 10% in morning trading on Monday as the company reported summons and related Investigation It could also delay or halt the acquisition of the maker of Trump’s Truth Social app by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Justice Department’s subpoenas follow … Read more