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International - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Michelangelo sketch sold at auction for €23 million
# National Treasure
# National Treasure

Michelangelo sketch sold at auction for €23 million

May 18th 2022, 3:23 PM 16,049 Views 16 Comments

There are fewer than ten drawings by Michelangelo which exist in private hands.

Twitter says it will follow through on Musk deal despite the billionaire dragging his heels
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Twitter says it will follow through on Musk deal despite the billionaire dragging his heels

May 18th 2022, 1:46 PM 14,148 Views 9 Comments

Musk has said he has issues with the number of spam/bot accounts on the site.

Man arrested after footballer Billy Sharp allegedly assaulted during play-off pitch invasion
# Incident
From The42
# Incident

Man arrested after footballer Billy Sharp allegedly assaulted during play-off pitch invasion

Updated May 18th 2022, 1:23 PM 20,019 Views 17 Comments

Sharp was knocked to the ground by a supporter in the aftermath of Nottingham Forest’s victory on penalties.

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

May 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 6,136 Views 18 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
# Ivan Kuliak
# Ivan Kuliak

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol

May 18th 2022, 9:16 AM 27,452 Views 16 Comments

The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.

Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tory MP accused of rape released on bail

May 18th 2022, 8:49 AM 12,317 Views 0 Comments

Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership

May 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 8,306 Views 18 Comments

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,224 Views 11 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution
# Olle Thorell
# Olle Thorell

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution

May 18th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,814 Views 8 Comments

Olle Thorell is an MP for the ruling Social Democrats party and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament.

International - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Pentagon reveals increasing number of UFOs reported in past 20 years
# Unidentified Flying Objects
# Unidentified Flying Objects

Pentagon reveals increasing number of UFOs reported in past 20 years

May 17th 2022, 11:11 PM 32,650 Views 41 Comments

“We’ve made no assumptions about what this is or isn’t,” the deputy director of US Naval intelligence said.

Under-strength Liverpool prevail to bring Premier League title race to final day
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Under-strength Liverpool prevail to bring Premier League title race to final day

May 17th 2022, 9:40 PM 44,494 Views 40 Comments

Jurgen Klopp was without several important players against Southampton tonight.

Bidens visit Buffalo to pay respects to victims of racist massacre
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

Bidens visit Buffalo to pay respects to victims of racist massacre

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:32 PM 16,347 Views 25 Comments

Biden called the racially-motivated killings “antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”

Tiger, Spieth and McIlroy will play together at PGA Championship
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Tiger, Spieth and McIlroy will play together at PGA Championship

May 17th 2022, 7:47 PM 14,197 Views 2 Comments

The trio will start Thursday’s opening round from the 10th tee at 8:10 a.m.

Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant

Updated May 17th 2022, 7:04 PM 44,978 Views 43 Comments

Ukraine’s defence ministry confirmed the soldiers had left Azovstal, expressing hope for an “exchange procedure.”

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

May 17th 2022, 5:52 PM 24,694 Views 0 Comments

The unnamed Conservative has been urged not to attend Parliament while under investigation.

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101
# Ex-Nazi Trial
# Ex-Nazi Trial

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101

May 17th 2022, 4:48 PM 15,304 Views 0 Comments

Cross-examined about his work at the camp, Schuetz had denied knowledge about what happened there.

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 2:54 PM 47,442 Views 72 Comments
  • Liz Truss addressed the Commons this afternoon.
  • "This is not about scrapping the Protocol," she told MPs.
  • Truss said she would prefer to do a deal with the EU instead of passing legislation.
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 8,452 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 6,719 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 18,016 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 29,303 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 24,768 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 10,870 Views 5 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 7,281 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 7,497 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 2,933 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 22,300 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 23,217 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 29,064 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 51,653 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 39,358 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 63,334 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 37,301 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 18,678 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 7,133 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 17,121 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 9,582 Views 34 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 26,689 Views 11 Comments

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