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International - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

May 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 8,449 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

Eagles Of Death Metal performers give evidence in Paris attacks trial
# Bataclan
# Bataclan

Eagles Of Death Metal performers give evidence in Paris attacks trial

May 17th 2022, 2:20 PM 6,718 Views 0 Comments

Extremist from the so-called Islamic State group stormed their gig at the Bataclan theatre and killed scores of people.

'I think it's an incredibly brave step from him. You hope others will follow his lead'
# Bravo
From The42
# Bravo

'I think it's an incredibly brave step from him. You hope others will follow his lead'

May 17th 2022, 1:39 PM 12,298 Views 4 Comments

David Meyler has praised Jake Daniels following his decision to publicly come out.

Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero
# California
# California

Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero

May 17th 2022, 1:23 PM 18,011 Views 2 Comments

Dr John Cheng was killed as he stopped a man shooting at worshippers in a Taiwanese church in California.

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 10:25 AM 29,297 Views 35 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:40 AM 24,767 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
# Russia
# Russia

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence

May 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 10,866 Views 4 Comments

The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
# China
# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

May 17th 2022, 7:40 AM 7,280 Views 7 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,496 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,932 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

International - Monday 16 May, 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 16th 2022, 10:45 PM 22,289 Views 0 Comments

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

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces

Updated May 16th 2022, 8:34 PM 23,214 Views 1 Comment

Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship

Updated May 16th 2022, 7:45 PM 29,056 Views 0 Comments

A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial

Updated May 16th 2022, 7:27 PM 51,648 Views 0 Comments

Mrs Rooney was asked about the aftermath of her ‘reveal’ post and Rebekah Vardy’s response.

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia

May 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 39,352 Views 32 Comments

The company will retain its trademark in the country.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

May 16th 2022, 6:56 PM 63,322 Views 30 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay

May 16th 2022, 6:05 PM 37,295 Views 35 Comments

The 17-year-old player told his story in an interview with Sky Sports.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

May 16th 2022, 2:54 PM 18,673 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival
# Cinema
# Cinema

Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival

May 16th 2022, 11:26 AM 7,131 Views 3 Comments

The French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with an event that promises to be something like normal following the pandemic.

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,120 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

Independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's death
# West Bank
# West Bank

Independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's death

May 16th 2022, 9:01 AM 9,579 Views 25 Comments

Israel and the Palestinians are locked in a war of narratives that already has put Israel on the defensive.

Suspected gunman tied up by churchgoers after fatal shooting in California
# US
# US

Suspected gunman tied up by churchgoers after fatal shooting in California

May 16th 2022, 7:52 AM 26,685 Views 11 Comments

Four others were critically injured in the incident, authorities said.

Ryanair lost €355 million last year amid 'fragile' recovery in air travel from the pandemic
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Ryanair lost €355 million last year amid 'fragile' recovery in air travel from the pandemic

May 16th 2022, 7:44 AM 9,245 Views 4 Comments

The low-cost airline said it hopes to return to profitability in the current financial year,

International - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Louise O'Neill: 'Be an influencer? I couldn't think of a job I'd dislike more'
# Idol
# Idol

Louise O'Neill: 'Be an influencer? I couldn't think of a job I'd dislike more'

May 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 40,245 Views 9 Comments

In her sixth novel, the West Cork writer brings us the story of wellness guru and influencer Samantha Miller, whose perfectly curated life is shattered by a friend’s allegation.

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence

May 15th 2022, 5:37 PM 33,158 Views 25 Comments

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Russia must suffer a ‘sustained defeat’ in Ukraine.

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
# Sweden
# Sweden

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

May 15th 2022, 5:07 PM 13,292 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store
# New York
# New York

US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store

Updated May 15th 2022, 4:55 PM 72,296 Views 34 Comments

10 people were shot and killed by an alleged teenage white supremacist in an act one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple”.

Man City keep title fate in their own hands with dramatic comeback draw at West Ham
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Man City keep title fate in their own hands with dramatic comeback draw at West Ham

May 15th 2022, 4:08 PM 30,898 Views 43 Comments

Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty to virtually seal the league in a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
# NATO
# NATO

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated May 15th 2022, 3:25 PM 30,150 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over raid on journalist's funeral
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestinians mourn Israel's creation amid outcry over raid on journalist's funeral

May 15th 2022, 1:40 PM 11,752 Views 17 Comments

The annual demonstrations across the occupied West Bank, annexed east Jerusalem and inside Israel came with tensions high over the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
# Russia
# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

May 15th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,111 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,962 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,172 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated May 15th 2022, 9:50 AM 91,844 Views 138 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.

International - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports
# US
# US

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports

May 14th 2022, 11:05 PM 36,393 Views 26 Comments

The Buffalo Police department tweeted earlier that officers were “on scene of a mass shooting”.

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights

May 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 14,564 Views 45 Comments

Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

May 14th 2022, 10:07 PM 37,249 Views 7 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,944 Views 4 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,856 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final
# FA CUP
From The42
# FA CUP

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final

May 14th 2022, 7:39 PM 34,393 Views 40 Comments

Kostas Tsimikas scored the winning spot-kick for quadruple-chasing Liverpool after Alisson Becker saved Mason Mount’s effort.