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International - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
# Russia
# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

May 15th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,111 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,963 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,176 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated May 15th 2022, 9:50 AM 91,848 Views 138 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.

International - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports
# US
# US

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports

May 14th 2022, 11:05 PM 36,398 Views 26 Comments

The Buffalo Police department tweeted earlier that officers were “on scene of a mass shooting”.

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights

May 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 14,565 Views 45 Comments

Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

May 14th 2022, 10:07 PM 37,251 Views 7 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,947 Views 4 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,870 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final
# FA CUP
From The42
# FA CUP

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win FA Cup final

May 14th 2022, 7:39 PM 34,394 Views 40 Comments

Kostas Tsimikas scored the winning spot-kick for quadruple-chasing Liverpool after Alisson Becker saved Mason Mount’s effort.

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
# Health
# Health

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England

May 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 66,947 Views 14 Comments

The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,581 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes
# Shireen Abu Akleh
# Shireen Abu Akleh

Israeli police to probe violence at journalist's funeral after outrage over 'disgraceful' scenes

Updated May 14th 2022, 2:15 PM 32,832 Views 16 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the violence at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral “should be roundly condemned”.

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

May 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 12,478 Views 2 Comments

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

What Man United can learn from the reawakening of another European football giant
# Fall And Rise
From The42
# Fall And Rise

What Man United can learn from the reawakening of another European football giant

Updated May 14th 2022, 9:10 AM 37,549 Views 11 Comments

Karan Tejwani discusses his new book, Glorious Reinvention: The Rebirth of Ajax Amsterdam.

International - Friday 13 May, 2022

Pep Guardiola: Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov were destroyed by my Barca team
# So Happy Believe Me
From The42
# So Happy Believe Me

Pep Guardiola: Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov were destroyed by my Barca team

May 13th 2022, 10:30 PM 33,988 Views 20 Comments

Manchester City boss Guardiola has responded to the former United duo by reminding them about defeats in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
# Extended Ban
# Extended Ban

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says

May 13th 2022, 10:10 PM 47,500 Views 25 Comments
  • Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
  • He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,112 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
Coleen Rooney sent viral ‘Wagatha Christie’ post ‘as last resort’, court hears
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Coleen Rooney sent viral ‘Wagatha Christie’ post ‘as last resort’, court hears

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:41 PM 57,614 Views 0 Comments

Rebekah Vardy earlier told the court that a “shameful” article about Peter Andre is “one of my biggest regrets”.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
From The42
# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

May 13th 2022, 5:14 PM 29,570 Views 7 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the sporting headlines?

Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'
# Twitter Takeover
# Twitter Takeover

Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'

Updated May 13th 2022, 2:20 PM 23,622 Views 15 Comments

The Tesla chief executive tweeted the news this morning.

Coffin is dropped as Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of Al Jazeera journalist
# Shireen Abu Akleh
# Shireen Abu Akleh

Coffin is dropped as Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of Al Jazeera journalist

Updated May 13th 2022, 2:15 PM 26,159 Views 36 Comments

Recent days have seen an outpouring of grief from across the Palestinian territories and the wider Arab world.

Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
# Putin
# Putin

Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions

May 13th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,776 Views 10 Comments

The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.

Beckhams feared for family safety after ‘stalker’ incident at school, court told
# Sharon Bell
# Sharon Bell

Beckhams feared for family safety after ‘stalker’ incident at school, court told

May 13th 2022, 12:53 PM 22,110 Views 0 Comments

Sharon Bell is said to be under the delusional belief that the ex-footballer and his wife stole her eggs and that she is the mother of their daughter.

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
# Neil Parish
# Neil Parish

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election

May 13th 2022, 11:49 AM 8,422 Views 14 Comments

Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine

May 13th 2022, 11:45 AM 19,757 Views 17 Comments

Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
# Research
# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,606 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,691 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
# Turin Proud
# Turin Proud

Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out

May 13th 2022, 9:11 AM 15,106 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s less-than-stellar showing in the modern contest continued last night as we failed to seal a slot in the final.

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
# China
# China

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

May 13th 2022, 9:09 AM 3,749 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

May 13th 2022, 9:04 AM 18,999 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
# Houston We Have A Plant
# Houston We Have A Plant

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon

May 13th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,539 Views 19 Comments

The ground-breaking experiment has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the moon.

Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal

May 13th 2022, 8:06 AM 8,629 Views 42 Comments

Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,320 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

International - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,463 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final

May 12th 2022, 10:11 PM 79,658 Views 130 Comments

The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
# Social Media
# Social Media

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover

May 12th 2022, 10:07 PM 19,602 Views 25 Comments

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.

Tottenham pick up big win over Arsenal as Son closes in on Salah
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Tottenham pick up big win over Arsenal as Son closes in on Salah

May 12th 2022, 9:39 PM 29,290 Views 34 Comments

Harry Kane was also on target as the hosts won the North London Derby.

Palestinians honour journalist killed in Israeli army raid after rejecting probe into her death
# Shireen Abu Akleh
# Shireen Abu Akleh

Palestinians honour journalist killed in Israeli army raid after rejecting probe into her death

May 12th 2022, 8:46 PM 9,872 Views 9 Comments

The Palestinian Authority has rejected holding a joint probe with Israel.

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
# Eurovision 2022
# Eurovision 2022

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final

Updated May 12th 2022, 8:10 PM 40,570 Views 35 Comments

It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.