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The dispute over Hillary Clinton’s email practices now threatens to shadow her for the rest of the presidential campaign after the disclosure on Monday that the FBI has collected nearly 15,000 new emails and a federal judge ordered that the state department accelerate the documents’ release.
As a result, thousands of emails that Mrs Clinton did not voluntarily turn over to the state department last year could be released just weeks before the election in November.
The order came the same day a conservative watchdog group separately released hundreds of emails from one of Mrs Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin, which put a new focus on the sometimes awkward ties between the Clinton Foundation and the state department.
On Thursday, former president Bill Clinton announced that he would step down from the board of the Clinton Foundation if his wife won the election, as more questions emerged about what access donors had to Mrs Clinton while she was secretary of state. (NYT, FT)
In the news
Renault emissions report ‘omitted crucial details’ A French government report omitted significant details of how Renault’s diesel cars were able to emit fewer deadly gases when subject to official emissions testing, members of the state inquiry have told the Financial Times. The inquiry’s report concluded that some Renault models emitted nitrogen oxides, a cause of respiratory diseases linked to early death, at levels nine to 11 times higher than EU limits. But three of the 17 members of the commission said the published report did not include the full details of their findings. (FT)
Auto suppliers join forces to develop self-drive system Delphi Automotive and Mobileye are joining forces to develop a fully autonomous driving system that carmakers could begin placing in their vehicles beginning in 2019. The two hope the development partnership will produce off-the-shelf systems for everything from small cars to sport utilities and pick-up trucks — and help them carve out a central role in the race to supply technology for driverless vehicles. (WSJ)
Sponsors drop Lochte Speedo and several other companies have ended sponsorship deals with Ryan Lochte after the US gold medal winner sparked controversy at Rio’s Olympic Games by allegedly lying to Brazilian police about being robbed at gunpoint. Speedo’s US arm said: “We cannot condone behaviour that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for. We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience.” The swimsuit maker said it would donate $50,000 of the swimmer’s undisclosed fee to Save The Children in Brazil. (FT)
Olympic envy Britain’s Olympic medal haul may have been cause for celebration at home, but in parts of Europe it was met with sneers, incredulity and criticism. Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine questioned whether there was something “fishy going on”, while El País in Spain described Team GB’s pursuit of Olympic glory as “brutal and heartless”. (FT)
Death toll soars in Philippine war on drugs The escalating battle has led to almost 1,800 deaths — double previous estimates — under the country’s new president, Rodrigo Duterte. The figures come as Mr Duterte fends off criticism over his anti-drugs campaign, which has seen 600,000 potential suspects turn themselves in to authorities. (FT)
It’s a big day for
Louisiana Barack Obama will visit the southern US state to view the extensive flood damage from earlier this month. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100,000 people have registered for federal assistance. The US president has been criticised for not cutting his vacation plans short and visiting the state sooner. (USA Today, ABC)
Cyber security European lawmakers meet in Berlin to discuss new measures that would limit the use of encrypted communications across the EU. (FT)
Ireland A scandal involving alleged Irish ticket-touting at the Olympic Games that has embarrassed the country and left its national Olympic committee in tatters will be probed by two inquiries. (FT)
Food for thought
The crisis in Anglo-American democracy The rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Donald Trump in the US is a sign of a real sickness in western democracy, writes Gideon Rachman. Not only do they not provide a credible opposition to hold the government to account, they are bereft of constructive ideas and succeed only in recycling bad old ones. (FT)
Pensions: Low yields, high stress In the first article of a series, the FT examines a creeping demographic crisis, driven by longer life expectancies and declining birth rates, that has become a critical issue thanks to historic low bond yields across the world. (FT)
Tackling tech’s gender bias As US universities struggle to encourage women to study computer science, one small college is having uncommon success attracting them to the field. Harvey Mudd College in California has done it by removing obstacles that have typically barred women — including at the faculty level. The school emphasises teaching over research, hiring and rewarding professors on the basis of their classroom performance, says Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd’s president since 2006. (Quartz)
French dress code Why is the black-white-black combo, or near-black suit with dark tie, such a classic for businessmen in France? One reason, Adam Thomson learns, is that it avoids the faux pas of allowing yourself to be judged by the clothes you wear. “The idea is to express good dress sense through detail but not through style. You do not want to take that sort of risk,” a French colleague explains. (FT)
Cubs of the Caliphate The Islamic State has built up an army of children it has dubbed its “cubs of caliphate”. According to a Unicef report released in June, thousands of children have been abducted in Iraq. Girls are at risk of being sold into sex slavery, while boys are often forced into becoming combatants or suicide bombers. (Christian Science Monitor)
The great lakes escape About 1,500 Americans illegally and unexpectedly washed up in Canada after strong winds blew their boating party across the border. “There were Americans everywhere,” said the Canadian coast guard, which fished the mostly inebriated revellers out of the water and shipped them back to the US with a police escort. There have thus far been no reports of Canadians demanding to “build a wall”. (CBC)
Video of the day
Dancing in the dark With central bank purchases of exchange traded funds set to double, will anyone else buy the Tokyo market? The FT’s Leo Lewis reports.