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News for May 15, 2023

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Sweden's Loreen wins Eurovision for the second time -- BBC News (UK)

This one was for the Ted Lasso fans

Outline: (what is this?) eurovision winner loreen

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + Eurovision, - BBC, ++ Catherine Tate

Why did the UK do so badly at Eurovision? -- BBC News (UK)

Mae Muller's I Wrote A Song failed to find an audience in the final; She ended the night in 25th place, out of 26, after being awarded nine points by juries

Outline:  eurovision journey

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, - Eurovision, ++ Sam Ryder

Sweden wins Eurovision song contest in Liverpool with Loreen -- The Guardian

Sweden equals Ireland's record seven Eurovision wins; Loreen becomes first woman to win the contest twice, after her 2012 hit Euphoria

Outline:  eurovision wins

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Sweden, ± Eurovision, ++ Finland

Share you how are voting in Turkeys elections -- The Guardian

We want to hear about who voters in Turkey are backing and why; What are the issues deciding your vote

Outline:  turkeys elections

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Turkey, - Twitter, -- Erdogan

Turkey elections live: runoff increasingly likely amid competing claims from Erdoan and Kldarolu -- The Guardian

Turkey elections live: vote could end Recep Tayyip Erdoans two decades in power

Outline:  turkey elections

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? US, ? Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, ? EU

Turkey decides on future with or without Erdogan -- BBC News (UK)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power for 20 years after a failed coup; His main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, promises to scrap many of the powers acquired by President Erdogan

Outline:  erdogan polls

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Erdogan, ? Twitter, ? Erdoğan

TV Baftas 2023: Claudia Winkleman and The Traitors among winners -- BBC News (UK)

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan prepare to host Bafta TV Awards ceremony

Outline:  bafta tv awards ceremony reality competition series

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Romesh, - Rob, + BBC

Red faces in Ireland over coronation quips by Leo Varadkars partner -- The Guardian

Matt Barrett posted a series of irreverent comments on Instagram to his private group of more than 350 followers; “Holy shit I think I’m accidentally crowned king of England,” he posted from the taoiseach’s car

Outline:  coronation quips

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ UK, ? Ireland, ? The Guardian

Prince and Princess of Wales reach out to Generation Z -- The Telegraph

The Prince and Princess of Wales released a stunning behind-the-scenes video of them at the King's Coronation last week Credit: Prince and Princess of Wales

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Netflix, ? Andrew, ? PrinceandPrincessofWales

Labour considers extending voting rights to EU citizens -- BBC News (UK)

Labour is considering extending voting rights to some EU citizens living in the UK; The party is also considering giving 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in general elections

Outline:  eu citizens labour

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + EU, + UK, - Labour

Keir Starmer urged to unite with new generation of Labours leftwing -- The Guardian

Momentum is making a ‘strategic’ retreat to local government, focusing less on parliamentary party; Source said there’s a hunger for something more than ‘New Labour reruns’ Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell insists Starmer must maximise the party’�s vote

Outline:  new labour reruns

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Labour, ++ Tory, - Corbyn

Labour could allow settled migrants and 16 and 17-year-olds to vote -- ITV News

Outline:  settled migrants

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ EU, ++ Labour, - Liz Truss

The desi landlords helping to reshape British pub culture -- BBC News (UK)

Author David Jesudason has travelled the length and breadth of the UK visiting desi pubs; Desi pubs are often seen as a resistance to racism and a celebration of multiculturalism, he tells the BBC

Outline:  desi pubs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? India, ? BBC, ? uk

The transgender Indonesian Muslims trying to secure their future -- BBC News (UK)

Indonesia's only Islamic community centre for transgender women is in jeopardy after its leader, Shinta Ratri, died in February; There are 63 trans women who regularly attend the Al-Fatah community centre

Outline:  trans woman

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, ? UK, ? U.K.

Catherine Princess of Wales makes surprise Eurovision appearance -- BBC News (UK)

The 10-second clip appeared in a performance by last year's winners Kalush Orchestra; The Princess of Wales played an instrumental piece created by Joe Price and Kojo Samuel

Outline:  surprise eurovision cameo

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - UK, ++ Eurovision, ± Meghan

Princess of Wales plays piano in surprise Eurovision cameo -- The Telegraph

The Princess of Wales has made a surprise appearance playing the piano in the opening sequence film for the Eurovision final. Take a look

Outline:  surprise eurovision cameo

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Eurovision, ? Waleses, ? Kate Middleton

Ferrari resists pressure to phase out combustion engine -- BBC News (UK)

Ferrari boss says it would be 'arrogant' to dictate to customers what they can buy; The Italian manufacturer is due to introduce its first electric supercar in 2025

Outline:  combustion engine ferrari

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Ferrari, ± Tesla, ? UK

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon "absolutely failed" Scottish children, says commissioner -- BBC News (UK)

Bruce Adamson says at-risk children are not receiving adequate support; Scottish government says it is committed to making Scotland the "best place in the world" for young people

Outline:  scottish labour children

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Scotland, ++ SNP, ? Tories

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