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International - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

'This is illegal': EU launches legal proceedings against UK much to 'disappointment' of Boris
# Brexit Battle
# Brexit Battle

'This is illegal': EU launches legal proceedings against UK much to 'disappointment' of Boris

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 3:54 PM 69,595 Views 46 Comments

Maros Sefcovic delivered an update to a press conference this morning.

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North

Jun 15th 2022, 2:52 PM 14,199 Views 6 Comments

An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
# Scorching
# Scorching

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months

Jun 15th 2022, 2:46 PM 24,119 Views 11 Comments

Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
# Stigma
# Stigma

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 19,677 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

Ryanair scraps controversial South Africa test as O’Leary admits ‘it doesn’t make sense’
# Afrikaans Test
# Afrikaans Test

Ryanair scraps controversial South Africa test as O’Leary admits ‘it doesn’t make sense’

Jun 15th 2022, 8:43 AM 25,051 Views 9 Comments

The test in Afrikaans caused outrage in South Africa.

UK bans Paddy Power ad featuring ‘do you think I will end up looking like my mum?’ gaffe
# Advertising Standards
# Advertising Standards

UK bans Paddy Power ad featuring ‘do you think I will end up looking like my mum?’ gaffe

Jun 15th 2022, 7:40 AM 32,759 Views 16 Comments

Viewers had complained that the ad portrayed gambling as taking priority in family life.

Second man arrested in case of missing British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert
# Amazon
# Amazon

Second man arrested in case of missing British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert

Jun 15th 2022, 7:13 AM 7,742 Views 1 Comment

The suspect, Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, is a brother of the man so far considered by police as the main suspect in the case.

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes
# Migrant Policy
# Migrant Policy

First UK migrant flight to Rwanda grounded after European Court of Human Rights intervenes

Jun 15th 2022, 6:44 AM 24,316 Views 23 Comments

All migrants weren removed from the plane, Government sources have said.

International - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
# Fraud Probe
# Fraud Probe

New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony

Jun 14th 2022, 10:41 PM 26,466 Views 0 Comments

Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.

Russia announces humanitarian corridor at Severodonetsk plant as Zelenskyy pleads for arms
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia announces humanitarian corridor at Severodonetsk plant as Zelenskyy pleads for arms

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 10:04 PM 23,588 Views 22 Comments

The Ukrainian president said yesterday that the human cost of the battle for the region was “simply terrifying”.

Collins wonder-goal lights up Ireland's thrilling draw with Ukraine
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

Collins wonder-goal lights up Ireland's thrilling draw with Ukraine

Jun 14th 2022, 9:58 PM 42,715 Views 65 Comments

Collins scored an exceptional goal as Ireland were held 1-1 in the Polish city of Lodz.

Fans turn on Gareth Southgate as sorry England are hammered at home by Hungary
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Fans turn on Gareth Southgate as sorry England are hammered at home by Hungary

Jun 14th 2022, 9:49 PM 61,571 Views 53 Comments

A 4-0 success was only the second time the visitors had won away against the Three Lions.

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods

Jun 14th 2022, 9:25 PM 28,717 Views 2 Comments

Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Kremlin critic Navalny moved to 'strict-regime' penal colony
# Penal Colony
# Penal Colony

Kremlin critic Navalny moved to 'strict-regime' penal colony

Jun 14th 2022, 9:07 PM 18,398 Views 11 Comments

Navalny’s family nor his lawyer were notified in advance of the transfer.

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures

Jun 14th 2022, 6:29 PM 15,794 Views 18 Comments

The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.

Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'
# 6 January
# 6 January

Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'

Jun 14th 2022, 3:29 PM 19,411 Views 59 Comments

Trump’s former attorney general said that he was ‘detached from reality’.

Human remains found in Amazon search for missing journalist and indigenous expert
# Phillips And Pereira
# Phillips And Pereira

Human remains found in Amazon search for missing journalist and indigenous expert

Jun 14th 2022, 2:07 PM 12,159 Views 2 Comments

U2 are among those drawing attention to the case.

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine
# Medical Mission
# Medical Mission

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine

Jun 14th 2022, 11:56 AM 13,447 Views 0 Comments

So far 13 people, including five soldiers, have been brought to Ireland for medical treatment from Ukraine.

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,830 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism
# Grrrls
# Grrrls

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism

Jun 14th 2022, 10:08 AM 45,688 Views 113 Comments

The artist announced that she has removed the derogatory lyric in a written public apology.

Actor Philip Baker Hall, known for Seinfeld and Magnolia, dies aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Actor Philip Baker Hall, known for Seinfeld and Magnolia, dies aged 90

Jun 14th 2022, 7:38 AM 16,990 Views 4 Comments

Hall’s prolific career spanned over 40 years in both film and theatre.

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding
# Jason Alexander
# Jason Alexander

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding

Jun 14th 2022, 7:27 AM 18,504 Views 1 Comment

Jason Alexander was also charged with trespassing, vandalism and battery.

International - Monday 13 June, 2022

Capitol officer tells trial that man jabbed at him with Confederate battle flag
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

Capitol officer tells trial that man jabbed at him with Confederate battle flag

Jun 13th 2022, 10:47 PM 9,859 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Seefried is charged with being part of the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6 2021.

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband
# Oregon
# Oregon

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband

Jun 13th 2022, 10:15 PM 34,566 Views 0 Comments

Nancy Crampton Brophy was convicted of second-degree murder on 25 May after a seven-week trial.

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
# London
# London

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 29,453 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California

Jun 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,623 Views 4 Comments

The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.

Zelenskyy says human cost of Severodonetsk fight 'terrifying' as Russian forces advance on city
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Zelenskyy says human cost of Severodonetsk fight 'terrifying' as Russian forces advance on city

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:12 PM 16,865 Views 7 Comments

Severodonetsk and Lysychansk have been targeted for weeks as the last areas still under Ukrainian control in the eastern Lugansk region.

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'
Live Jun 13th 2022, 8:55 PM

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'

  • The Bill would see customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain effectively scrapped.
  • It also proposes giving UK government ministers the power to change almost every aspect of the text.
  • Ireland and the EU have made clear that such steps would amount to a breach of international law.
Police investigating killings of 12,000 Ukrainians in war
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Police investigating killings of 12,000 Ukrainians in war

Jun 13th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,046 Views 7 Comments

The bodies of several people whose hands were tied behind their backs have been found in the Kyiv region of Ukraine.

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected
# Rwanda Policy
# Rwanda Policy

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected

Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,239 Views 16 Comments

The UK’s Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal bid to block the first flight due to relocate asylum seekers under a controversial new policy.

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert
# Amazon
# Amazon

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 5:00 PM 57,782 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian Federal Police said the latest development was the discovery of personal items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira.

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
# UK
# UK

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men

Jun 13th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,883 Views 0 Comments

The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill

Jun 13th 2022, 4:03 PM 11,376 Views 16 Comments

The letter represents a majority of MLAs in Stormont but no unionists signed it.

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss
# To Infinity And Be Gone
# To Infinity And Be Gone

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss

Jun 13th 2022, 2:56 PM 16,178 Views 24 Comments

Cinemas in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, had already advertised showtimes for the film.

Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy
# Rebel Wilson
# Rebel Wilson

Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy

Jun 13th 2022, 1:30 PM 37,616 Views 18 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald has taken down an article following accusations that it had pressured Wilson to reveal she was dating a woman.

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government

Jun 13th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,526 Views 9 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in the British Army shootings.

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:22 AM 19,562 Views 19 Comments
  • The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU.
  • The changes could include the removal of all customs processes for goods moving within the UK.
  • Ireland, the EU and the UK Labour party say changing the agreement would represent a breach of international law.
Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city

Jun 13th 2022, 8:38 AM 7,378 Views 9 Comments

Amnesty said it had uncovered proof in Kharkiv of the repeated use by Russian forces of cluster bombs and scatterable land mines.