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International - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Germany's Scholz accuses Russia of blocking gas turbine delivery and may rethink nuclear energy
# Nord Stream
# Nord Stream

Germany's Scholz accuses Russia of blocking gas turbine delivery and may rethink nuclear energy

Aug 3rd 2022, 10:18 AM 14,595 Views 20 Comments

Germany’s last nuclear plants are due to be shut but it ‘can make sense’ to keep them going amid high gas bills.

Kansas voters protect abortion rights in post-Roe v Wade referendum
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

Kansas voters protect abortion rights in post-Roe v Wade referendum

Aug 3rd 2022, 9:51 AM 16,982 Views 15 Comments

The referendum was the first test of US voter sentiment about abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June.

'I'm probably suffering with PTSD': Rebekah Vardy on the aftermath of Wagatha Christie trial
# Trial
# Trial

'I'm probably suffering with PTSD': Rebekah Vardy on the aftermath of Wagatha Christie trial

Aug 3rd 2022, 7:35 AM 37,922 Views 42 Comments

Last week a High Court judge found a viral social media post by Rooney about Vardy was “substantially true”.

International - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit
# Us China Relations
# Us China Relations

Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 10:55 PM 82,557 Views 102 Comments

The Democrat’s trip to Taipei is the highest-profile visit by an elected US official in 25 years.

First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion began reaches Turkey
# Grain
# Grain

First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion began reaches Turkey

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 10:40 PM 18,229 Views 7 Comments

The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni ship is due to be inspected tomorrow near Istanbul.

Man charged under Britain's Treason Act after alleged crossbow incident at Windsor Castle
# UK
# UK

Man charged under Britain's Treason Act after alleged crossbow incident at Windsor Castle

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:27 PM 16,393 Views 1 Comment

Jaswant Singh Chail was charged with “wilfully producing a loaded crossbow with intent” to injure Queen Elizabeth.

US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month

Aug 2nd 2022, 9:19 PM 11,099 Views 5 Comments

It is the Biden administration’s first litigation since the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V Wade ruling in June.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:53 PM 7,754 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months
# Yemen
# Yemen

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce for two months

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:32 PM 5,739 Views 1 Comment

The already four-month-old ceasefire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the country’s war began six years ago.

Tiger turned down around $700-800m to join LIV Golf - Greg Norman
# High Nine Digits
From The42
# High Nine Digits

Tiger turned down around $700-800m to join LIV Golf - Greg Norman

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 8:01 PM 44,048 Views 26 Comments

LIV approached the 15-time major winner prior to Norman’s appointment as CEO.

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment

Aug 2nd 2022, 5:51 PM 27,755 Views 7 Comments

Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.

BBC's Mock the Week to end after 17 years
# Dara O Briain
# Dara O Briain

BBC's Mock the Week to end after 17 years

Aug 2nd 2022, 4:12 PM 27,677 Views 30 Comments

The BBC has axed the programme to “create room for new shows”.

Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'
# Tension
# Tension

Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'

Aug 2nd 2022, 3:27 PM 11,413 Views 11 Comments

China’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday that a visit would be “very much dangerous, very much provocative”.

Analysis: Josh Cullen shows another side to his game on outstanding Burnley debut
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Analysis: Josh Cullen shows another side to his game on outstanding Burnley debut

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 1:32 PM 17,590 Views 2 Comments

We break down Cullen’s terrific debut for Burnley, and also look at a few other Irish storylines from the opening weekend of the EFL.

Stormont recalled as MLAs pay tribute to inaugural first minister David Trimble
# Minute Of Silence
# Minute Of Silence

Stormont recalled as MLAs pay tribute to inaugural first minister David Trimble

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 12:58 PM 13,906 Views 6 Comments

Michelle O’Neill described Trimble’s ‘courage and generosity’.

Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge
# Russia
# Russia

Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

Aug 2nd 2022, 12:31 PM 20,862 Views 17 Comments

If convicted, the two-time Olympic gold medalist could face 10 years in prison.

Families of Parkland school shooting victims tell court of lives lost
# Florida
# Florida

Families of Parkland school shooting victims tell court of lives lost

Aug 2nd 2022, 11:06 AM 9,130 Views 2 Comments

The jury saw three videos the shooter made discussing his plan before the attack.

British Airways suspends ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

British Airways suspends ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:15 AM 30,974 Views 18 Comments

Customers will be unable to book flights for domestic or European services from the west London airport until Monday week.

Brexit minister says he 'got it wrong' by claiming withdrawal wouldn't delay ferry crossings
# Channel
# Channel

Brexit minister says he 'got it wrong' by claiming withdrawal wouldn't delay ferry crossings

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:07 AM 47,640 Views 48 Comments

“I got it wrong but I got it wrong for the right reason.”

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia
# Energy
# Energy

Oil giant BP triples its profits to $9.3 billion on last year despite exit from Russia

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:43 AM 19,218 Views 32 Comments

BP is the latest energy firm to post bumper earnings as oil and gas prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainians describe 'difficult' situation living in Russian-occupied cities
# Invasion
# Invasion

Ukrainians describe 'difficult' situation living in Russian-occupied cities

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:08 AM 17,187 Views 3 Comments

Several people living in three regions captured by the Kremlin described their experience under Russia’s new rule.

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

Aug 2nd 2022, 7:36 AM 19,252 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike
# 9/11
# 9/11

Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike

Aug 2nd 2022, 7:22 AM 28,707 Views 21 Comments

The US president said that US intelligence officials tracked al-Zawahri to a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family.

Three British people to stand trial as ‘mercenaries’ in Russia-backed court
# Proxy Court
# Proxy Court

Three British people to stand trial as ‘mercenaries’ in Russia-backed court

Aug 2nd 2022, 7:14 AM 10,458 Views 6 Comments

Russian state news agency Tass said the three men were refusing to co-operate with investigators.

International - Monday 1 August, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Taylor Swift?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Taylor Swift?

Aug 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 34,780 Views 22 Comments

August slipped away into a moment in time…

'Extra motivation' as Henrik Stenson takes top prize on LIV Golf debut
# Liv Golf
From The42
# Liv Golf

'Extra motivation' as Henrik Stenson takes top prize on LIV Golf debut

Aug 1st 2022, 8:30 PM 51,339 Views 54 Comments

Stenson beat Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff by two shots in New Jersey.

Beyonce to remove offensive lyric from new album after criticism from disability advocates
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beyonce to remove offensive lyric from new album after criticism from disability advocates

Aug 1st 2022, 7:55 PM 61,745 Views 50 Comments

The US singer will re-record the track Heated from her latest album Renaissance.

Monsoon rain and flooding kills 140 people in a week in Pakistan
# Deluge
# Deluge

Monsoon rain and flooding kills 140 people in a week in Pakistan

Aug 1st 2022, 7:10 PM 10,452 Views 0 Comments

The fatalities raised the overall death toll from rain-related incidents since June to 478 in Pakistan.

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support

Aug 1st 2022, 6:34 PM 64,772 Views 20 Comments

Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in April with signs he had placed a ligature over his head, possibly after taking part in an online challenge.

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns

Aug 1st 2022, 5:14 PM 29,648 Views 22 Comments

Antonio Guterres gave the warning at the opening of a meeting to review a 50-year-old treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Russia blacklists 39 more British citizens including Keir Starmer and David Cameron
# Russia
# Russia

Russia blacklists 39 more British citizens including Keir Starmer and David Cameron

Aug 1st 2022, 4:14 PM 15,232 Views 18 Comments

Moscow has banned several dozen British politicians and journalists from entering Russia.

Two dead in California's largest blaze this year
# Mckinney Fire
# Mckinney Fire

Two dead in California's largest blaze this year

Aug 1st 2022, 2:07 PM 13,190 Views 0 Comments

The McKinney Fire has spread to over 52,000 acres.

Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court
# London
# London

Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court

Aug 1st 2022, 1:20 PM 40,875 Views 0 Comments

The English Defence League founder appeared at the High Court in London on Monday.

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Aug 1st 2022, 12:16 PM 22,162 Views 20 Comments

Among the final contestants is Irishman Dami Hope who has coupled up with Indiyah Pollack.

Man charged in English court with murder of nine-year-old girl
# Lincolnshire
# Lincolnshire

Man charged in English court with murder of nine-year-old girl

Aug 1st 2022, 10:56 AM 33,894 Views 0 Comments

Lilia Valutyte was found stabbed on the street.

Sunak branded a 'doomster' and Truss a 'booster' as Tory leadership race ploughs on
# Hustings
# Hustings

Sunak branded a 'doomster' and Truss a 'booster' as Tory leadership race ploughs on

Aug 1st 2022, 9:50 AM 17,815 Views 17 Comments

Hustings will take place in Exeter today.

First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa
# Food Crisis
# Food Crisis

First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa

Aug 1st 2022, 9:02 AM 20,901 Views 41 Comments

It is due to arrive in Lebanon.

Conjoined twins with fused brains successfully separated in Brazil
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

Conjoined twins with fused brains successfully separated in Brazil

Aug 1st 2022, 8:21 AM 32,816 Views 5 Comments

Three-year-old twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent seven operations at a hospital in Rio.