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International - Monday 27 June, 2022

Glastonbury clean-up begins following Kendrick Lamar’s powerful closing set
# Glastonbury
# Glastonbury

Glastonbury clean-up begins following Kendrick Lamar’s powerful closing set

Mon 8:30 AM 34,389 Views 14 Comments

The special 50th year of the event in Somerset featured a number of history-making performances.

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre
# Rocket Launch
# Rocket Launch

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre

Mon 8:05 AM 10,862 Views 0 Comments

The launch was the first of three planned missions for June and July.

At least four dead after stands collapse at bullfight in Colombia
# Stadium Collapse
# Stadium Collapse

At least four dead after stands collapse at bullfight in Colombia

Mon 7:17 AM 21,320 Views 16 Comments

More than 300 people needed treatment in hospitals following the incident.

Padraig Harrington wins US Senior Open
# Class Is Permanent
From The42
# Class Is Permanent

Padraig Harrington wins US Senior Open

Jun 27th 2022, 12:07 AM 68,177 Views 41 Comments

The Dubliner triumphed by one shot at Saucon Valley.

International - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash

Jun 26th 2022, 10:34 PM 46,059 Views 23 Comments

Head coach Ian Foster is among the four people to have tested positive.

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,110 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
Memorial service held for victims of shooting during Oslo Pride festival
# Norway
# Norway

Memorial service held for victims of shooting during Oslo Pride festival

Jun 26th 2022, 5:10 PM 13,243 Views 3 Comments

Two people were killed and more than 20 were injured in the attack during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival.

'A time of great danger': Abortion rights supporters and opponents map next moves
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

'A time of great danger': Abortion rights supporters and opponents map next moves

Jun 26th 2022, 1:55 PM 21,474 Views 77 Comments

The Supreme Court on Friday ended the constitutional right to abortion in America.

MEP calls on Irish authorities to investigate if Pegasus spyware was used on citizens here
# Pegasus
# Pegasus

MEP calls on Irish authorities to investigate if Pegasus spyware was used on citizens here

Jun 26th 2022, 1:33 PM 25,108 Views 11 Comments

Pegasus spyware infiltrates mobile phones to extract data or activate a camera or microphone to spy on their owners.

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s
# Optimist
# Optimist

Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s

Jun 26th 2022, 10:52 AM 26,834 Views 57 Comments

It comes as pressure has been mounting on the PM from across the political divide following the Tories’ stinging double by-election defeat.

WHO says monkeypox not currently a global health emergency
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

WHO says monkeypox not currently a global health emergency

Jun 26th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,899 Views 11 Comments

More than 3,200 confirmed cases and one death have now been reported.

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,467 Views 17 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

Congresswoman calls removal of abortion rights a ‘victory for white life’
# Mary Miller
# Mary Miller

Congresswoman calls removal of abortion rights a ‘victory for white life’

Jun 26th 2022, 7:26 AM 57,380 Views 50 Comments

The US representative has previously come under fire for quoting Adolf Hitler.

Explosions rock Kyiv as Russians 'fully occupy' Severodonetsk
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explosions rock Kyiv as Russians 'fully occupy' Severodonetsk

Jun 26th 2022, 7:18 AM 16,604 Views 8 Comments

AFP journalists reported a residential complex near the centre of Kyiv had been hit.

International - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Wimbledon?
# Game Set Match
# Game Set Match

Quiz: How much do you know about Wimbledon?

Jun 25th 2022, 10:00 PM 40,151 Views 16 Comments

The two-week tournament kicks off on Monday.

Profile: The UK rail union boss with Irish roots who’s crushing interviews and citing Connolly
# Mick Lynch
# Mick Lynch

Profile: The UK rail union boss with Irish roots who’s crushing interviews and citing Connolly

Jun 25th 2022, 9:00 PM 56,638 Views 48 Comments

From “the craic” to James Connolly, Mick Lynch’s Irish heritage has shaped his political views.

Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing judge
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing judge

Jun 25th 2022, 6:22 PM 38,273 Views 0 Comments

Four women testified at Maxwell’s month-long trial.

US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling
# Abortion
# Abortion

US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling

Jun 25th 2022, 4:53 PM 18,003 Views 48 Comments

Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast.

Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief
# Afghanistan Earthquake
# Afghanistan Earthquake

Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief

Jun 25th 2022, 3:25 PM 10,872 Views 2 Comments

Even before Wednesday’s quake, the country was in the grip of a humanitarian crisis.

Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades

Jun 25th 2022, 3:19 PM 18,970 Views 21 Comments

While Joe Biden says it falls short of what’s really needed, he added that it will “save lives.”

Russia pushes to block second city in eastern Ukraine
# Belarus
# Belarus

Russia pushes to block second city in eastern Ukraine

Updated Jun 25th 2022, 3:07 PM 34,571 Views 14 Comments

The Luhansk region’s governor said that Russian forces are attempting to blockade Lysychansk from the south.

Oslo shooting that left two dead being treated as 'act of Islamist terrorism'
# Norway
# Norway

Oslo shooting that left two dead being treated as 'act of Islamist terrorism'

Updated Jun 25th 2022, 1:47 PM 45,935 Views 26 Comments

Organisers of the Oslo Pride festival cancelled today’s planned events on police advice.

Protesters gather as G7 leaders set to arrive in Germany
# G7
# G7

Protesters gather as G7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

Jun 25th 2022, 1:29 PM 9,906 Views 3 Comments

The G7 leaders are expected to start arriving today and will tackle issues such as war on Ukraine and climate change.

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green
# It's Pronounced Nuclear
# It's Pronounced Nuclear

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green

Jun 25th 2022, 9:30 AM 14,731 Views 43 Comments

A full vote on the proposed changes is set to take place in Strasbourg next month.

Abortion clinics begin closing after US Supreme Court ruling
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

Abortion clinics begin closing after US Supreme Court ruling

Jun 25th 2022, 7:32 AM 32,694 Views 160 Comments

The court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade decision is likely to lead to abortion bans across the country.

International - Friday 24 June, 2022

Judge makes jury’s $10.3 million award official in Depp-Heard trial
# Trial
# Trial

Judge makes jury’s $10.3 million award official in Depp-Heard trial

Jun 24th 2022, 11:05 PM 67,525 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard over a piece she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse”.

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
# Explainer
# Explainer

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU

Jun 24th 2022, 9:30 PM 8,887 Views 7 Comments

Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.

Australia and England ditch name of British explorer from cup and honour Wallaby hero instead
# Cook Cup
From The42
# Cook Cup

Australia and England ditch name of British explorer from cup and honour Wallaby hero instead

Jun 24th 2022, 8:01 PM 44,809 Views 19 Comments

The new Ella-Mobbs Cup replaces the Cook Cup as the prize for the winners of the Australia versus England test series.

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 6:06 PM 30,752 Views 50 Comments

The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.

As it happened: US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court
Live Jun 24th 2022, 5:15 PM

As it happened: US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jun 24th 2022, 5:00 PM 29,075 Views 2 Comments

Take a dive into this week’s headlines.

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
# Explainer
# Explainer

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be

Jun 24th 2022, 4:32 PM 20,756 Views 20 Comments

Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?
# Bojo's Mojo
# Bojo's Mojo

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?

Jun 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 18,083 Views 19 Comments

The Tories lost two more by-elections last night but what will it mean for the PM?

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat
# By By
# By By

Boris Johnson told to quit by Tory grandee after double by-election defeat

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 8:13 AM 59,078 Views 34 Comments

The Liberal Democrats won Tiverton and Honiton, while Labour won Wakefield.

Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year, study finds
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year, study finds

Jun 24th 2022, 8:04 AM 11,439 Views 35 Comments

Covid has officially killed more than 6.3 million people globally.

Ukrainian forces to retreat from Severodonetsk as gas becomes 'scarce' in Europe
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian forces to retreat from Severodonetsk as gas becomes 'scarce' in Europe

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 7:58 AM 24,840 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU granted candidate status to Ukraine yesterday evening.

'Kids in schools will be safer': US senate advances new gun control bill
# New Laws
# New Laws

'Kids in schools will be safer': US senate advances new gun control bill

Jun 24th 2022, 7:25 AM 8,815 Views 9 Comments

The Safer Communities Act is due to be rubber stamped today.