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International - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’

Updated Wed 3:36 PM 41,828 Views 0 Comments

Vardy earlier told the court that she was “joking” about a claim that she wanted to leak a story about a celebrity affair

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

Wed 2:29 PM 5,347 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

Wed 1:15 PM 3,474 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier
# Maria Alyokhina
# Maria Alyokhina

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier

Wed 11:22 AM 31,280 Views 3 Comments

Maria Alyokhina was sentenced to one year restricted movement last year while protesting in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police
# Alabama
# Alabama

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police

Wed 11:12 AM 17,701 Views 6 Comments

Casey White was apprehended yesterday, with handguns and an AR-15 in his vehicle.

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
# Marcos
# Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election

Wed 10:11 AM 6,339 Views 4 Comments

The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight

Wed 8:57 AM 23,721 Views 12 Comments

The incident happened shortly before the AnadoluJet passenger plane had been readying for take-off for Istanbul from Tel Aviv.

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger
# US
# US

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger

Wed 8:03 AM 25,179 Views 19 Comments

Lawyers for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Wed 7:35 AM 13,128 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

Wed 7:24 AM 25,574 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Wed 7:06 AM 14,995 Views 35 Comments

Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.

International - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive
# Run-in
From The42
# Run-in

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive

May 10th 2022, 10:16 PM 33,053 Views 29 Comments

Sadio Mane headed the winner as Jurgen Klopp’s side came back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa.

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:35 PM 42,486 Views 45 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.

Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'
# Stormont
# Stormont

Jeffrey Donaldson says he won't sit in Stormont Assembly 'until this Protocol issue is resolved'

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:38 PM 27,332 Views 62 Comments

Donaldson, who is an MP and can’t sit in both houses, says he’s staying in the House of Commons for now at least.

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:18 PM 37,973 Views 0 Comments

The case had its first hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in November 2020.

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Sri Lanka amid deadly violence
# Civil Unrest
# Civil Unrest

Shoot-on-sight orders issued in Sri Lanka amid deadly violence

May 10th 2022, 5:37 PM 12,334 Views 5 Comments

Sri Lanka is suffering its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced
# Ch-Ch-Changes
From The42
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced

May 10th 2022, 5:09 PM 23,459 Views 22 Comments

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions will get underway in December.

Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory
# Election
# Election

Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory

Updated May 10th 2022, 4:00 PM 43,263 Views 25 Comments

The result represents a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that ousted his father.

Man City agree deal to sign Norwegian striker Haaland
# Major Coup
From The42
# Major Coup

Man City agree deal to sign Norwegian striker Haaland

Updated May 10th 2022, 3:39 PM 26,084 Views 40 Comments

The 21-year-old scored 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund.

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns

Updated May 10th 2022, 2:54 PM 9,938 Views 45 Comments

The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 62,757 Views 49 Comments

The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 34,725 Views 25 Comments
  • The Ukrainian military said Russian forces fired seven missiles from the air at Odessa, hitting a shopping centre and a warehouse.
  • Ukrainian officials said around 100 civilians remain trapped at a steel plant in Mariupol despite earlier reports that all had been evacuated.
  • US President Joe Biden signed a new bill to expedite more weapons to the country.
Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech
# UK
# UK

Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:24 PM 33,277 Views 8 Comments

Prince Charles read out the speech instead of his mother due to her health problems.

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight

May 10th 2022, 12:26 PM 16,350 Views 9 Comments

17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.

'It's a disgrace. There's people's psychological welfare being affected by this'
# Irish Boxing
From The42
# Irish Boxing

'It's a disgrace. There's people's psychological welfare being affected by this'

May 10th 2022, 12:17 PM 22,349 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh has backed Bernard Dunne in the wake of his departure as IABA high performance director.

Ecuador prison riot leaves 44 dead, 108 on the run
# Santo Domingo
# Santo Domingo

Ecuador prison riot leaves 44 dead, 108 on the run

May 10th 2022, 9:25 AM 9,528 Views 3 Comments

Authorities said a fight broke out between the rival Los Lobos and R7 gangs inside the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash
# Coybib
From The42
# Coybib

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash

May 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 23,703 Views 31 Comments

More than 25,000 had been sold by 5pm yesterday evening on the first day of sales.

Alabama inmate captured after escape as the ex-jail officer accused of aiding him dies
# USA
# USA

Alabama inmate captured after escape as the ex-jail officer accused of aiding him dies

May 10th 2022, 7:56 AM 47,062 Views 20 Comments

The two fugitives were caught following a manhunt through three states.

Iconic Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetches record $195 million

Iconic Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetches record $195 million

May 10th 2022, 7:23 AM 15,071 Views 17 Comments

The portrait is now the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction.

International - Monday 9 May, 2022

Russian ambassador to Poland splattered with red liquid on Victory Day
# Anti-war Protest
# Anti-war Protest

Russian ambassador to Poland splattered with red liquid on Victory Day

May 9th 2022, 11:01 PM 24,012 Views 18 Comments

Sergei Andreev said that he was not seriously harmed in the attack, adding that the red substance was some sort of syrup.

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'
# Russia's War
# Russia's War

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'

Updated May 9th 2022, 9:55 PM 29,626 Views 16 Comments

There was little for Putin to celebrate during this year’s ‘Victory Day’.

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine

May 9th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,578 Views 20 Comments

Acknowledging the billions of dollars already spent by the United States, Biden said “caving to aggression is even more costly.”

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 9th 2022, 9:01 PM 8,143 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
# UK
# UK

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches

May 9th 2022, 5:46 PM 19,034 Views 14 Comments

UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine

Updated May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 53,915 Views 59 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that his country would not allow Russia to appropriate victory in World War II.

Sri Lankan prime minister quits as violence kills three, injures 150
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan prime minister quits as violence kills three, injures 150

Updated May 9th 2022, 12:52 PM 8,052 Views 3 Comments

The Indian Ocean island nation is on the brink of bankruptcy and has suspended payments on its foreign loans.

Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed
# UUP
# UUP

Doug Beattie says the lack of checks on Ukrainian refugees shows Protocol checks are also not needed

May 9th 2022, 12:30 PM 23,477 Views 24 Comments

The UUP leader said it was “quite right” that refugees are not subject to checks

Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon

May 9th 2022, 11:36 AM 11,730 Views 21 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said there was a ‘growing sense’ the UK is not currently serving the needs of people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge

May 9th 2022, 11:00 AM 7,815 Views 7 Comments

Carrie Lam spoke after her successor John Lee was elected unopposed by a pro-Beijing committee.