DW News DW News https://www.dw.com/en/ https://i.imgur.com/1qQRNDW.png https://www.dw.com/en/ DW News Supersonic and hypersonic commercial flights firmly in view There hasn't been a supersonic passenger airliner since the days of the Concorde. Now a test aircraft is ready to try again. Another plans to hit four times the speed of sound and enter the hypersonic age. https://www.dw.com/en/a-new-supersonic-travel-age-supersonic-and-hypersonic-commercial-flights-coming-soon-to-the-skies/a-57129527 https://www.dw.com/en/a-new-supersonic-travel-age-supersonic-and-hypersonic-commercial-flights-coming-soon-to-the-skies/a-57129527 Germany: Politicians blamed as summer vacation bookings plunge Germans are in no rush to book their summer holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tourism industry is blaming lawmakers for talking down the prospects of foreign travel. https://www.dw.com/en/germany-politicians-blamed-as-summer-vacation-bookings-plunge/a-57160393 https://www.dw.com/en/germany-politicians-blamed-as-summer-vacation-bookings-plunge/a-57160393 Minnesota: Protests after man shot by police dies The incident took place about 10 miles from the spot where George Floyd, a Black man, died after being pinned to the pavement by a police officer for nearly 10 minutes. https://www.dw.com/en/minnesota-protests-after-man-shot-by-police-dies/a-57163965 https://www.dw.com/en/minnesota-protests-after-man-shot-by-police-dies/a-57163965 Bill Gates buys big on a farmland shopping spree The third-richest man on the planet, Bill Gates, is also one of the largest private owners of farmland in the US. He is known for supporting environmental innovation, but his farming plans have been secretive until now. https://www.dw.com/en/bill-gates-buys-big-on-a-farmland-shopping-spree/a-57134690 https://www.dw.com/en/bill-gates-buys-big-on-a-farmland-shopping-spree/a-57134690