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International - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

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 27,366 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 38,072 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 12,346 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 23,465 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 43,274 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 26,097 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 9,959 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 62,817 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 34,820 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 33,300 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 16,362 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 22,361 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 9,531 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 23,719 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 47,085 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 15,079 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 24,022 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 29,733 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 11,585 Views 21 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 8,151 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 19,051 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 53,940 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 8,057 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 23,488 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 11,742 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 7,817 Views 7 Comments

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

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
# China
# China

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown

Updated May 9th 2022, 10:48 AM 18,975 Views 13 Comments

China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.

Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists
# Beergate
# Beergate

Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists

May 9th 2022, 10:30 AM 3,734 Views 3 Comments

UK ahadow health secretary Wes Streeting defended the Labour leader from what he called Tory mud-slinging.

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May

May 9th 2022, 9:28 AM 8,352 Views 4 Comments

A decision in favour of joining would in all likelihood pave the way for Sweden to submit a membership bid.

South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
# Seoul
# Seoul

South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech

May 9th 2022, 7:53 AM 8,096 Views 2 Comments

Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.

International - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits

Updated May 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 39,093 Views 28 Comments

Biden met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school being used as a shelter for displaced civilians.

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN
# Syria
# Syria

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN

May 8th 2022, 3:07 PM 9,233 Views 12 Comments

The United Nations has warned that funding to aid victims of the civil war in Syria is dwindling.

Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Mount Everest for 26th time
# On Top Of The World
# On Top Of The World

Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Mount Everest for 26th time

May 8th 2022, 3:00 PM 24,458 Views 16 Comments

Kami Rita, whose father was among the first Sherpa guides, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo

May 8th 2022, 2:38 PM 12,098 Views 29 Comments

Several member states, most vocally Hungary, have demanded exemptions from the ban.

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive

Updated May 8th 2022, 12:08 PM 14,570 Views 22 Comments

Russian forces may be seeking to hand President Vladimir Putin a critical win ahead of the country’s victory day tomorrow.

Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief
# China
# China

Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief

Updated May 8th 2022, 11:41 AM 14,108 Views 13 Comments

John Lee, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was appointed Hong Kong leader on Sunday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.

Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire

May 8th 2022, 9:15 AM 38,268 Views 12 Comments

The man died after being taken to hospital, authorities said.

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
# Ah Keir
# Ah Keir

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row

May 8th 2022, 8:32 AM 10,919 Views 12 Comments

A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.

International - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'It was a humiliating defeat and even more so for a team like Manchester United'
# Embarrassment
From The42
# Embarrassment

'It was a humiliating defeat and even more so for a team like Manchester United'

May 7th 2022, 9:02 PM 57,819 Views 55 Comments

United were thrashed 4-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion this evening.