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News for Jun 20, 2022

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Lia Thomas banned from competing against women as swimming cracks down on transgender athletes -- The Telegraph

World swimming have agreed seismic changes to the eligibility of transgender women in female sport by ruling that any athlete who has undergone puberty as a male can no longer compete in elite women’s sport

Outline: (what is this?) swimming, banned, transgender

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ± Lia, ++ Lia Thomas, Jazz Jennings, NCAA


Russian tennis player avoids Wimbledon ban with change of nationality -- The Times

NEW: A Russian tennis player has circumvented Wimbledon’s ban on all competitors from her country by changing her nationality to Georgian

Outline:  russian, tennis, player

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Russia, -- Putin, ± Ukraine, -- Americans

Dame Kelly Holmes shares relief at coming out as gay -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  dame, kelly, holmes

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Kelly, ± UK, ++ Athens, ++ BBC


Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes announces she is gay -- ITV News

Dame Kelly Holmes has announced that she is gay, saying she “needed to do this now”

Outline:  gay, dame, kelly

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Kelly, Sherlock, Ukraine, Holmes


Kelly Holmes on coming out as gay: ‘Sometimes I cry with relief’ -- The Guardian

Outline:  kelly, holmes

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Holmes, Johnson, UK, Daffyd

The Crypto Crash: all Ponzi schemes topple eventually -- The Guardian

Outline:  finances, 1920s, crypto

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ US, + Bitcoin, ++ United States, Amazon

New photo of Prince William to mark Father's Day -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  photo, prince, william

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  William, Diana, Harry, BBC


Finsbury Park terror attack: 'Dad was happy 24/7' -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  finsbury, park, terror

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  -- iraq, BBC, Finsbury Park, Tony Blair

Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story -- The Guardian

Outline:  spokesperson, carrie, johnson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  The Guardian, Simon Walters, Carrie


Call Bethel:‘I said, “He's a paedophile.” The Jehovah's Witnesses elders mumbled, “Yes, we know”’ -- The Telegraph

The Jehovah’s Witness scandal: exposing the shocking stories of abuse. A new Telegraph podcast investigates the inside story of child sexual abuse in this close religious community

Outline:  jehovah, witness, abuse

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Michelle, -- Australia, Stewart, Canada


Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers spin her childhood as a tale of neglect and abuse -- The Guardian

Outline:  parents, separating, maxwell

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Trump, Biden

Rail strikes: Not for government to intervene - Shapps -- BBC News (UK)

Rail strikes will punish innocent people, transport secretary warns

Outline:  rail, strikes, government

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Tories, - Tory, -- UK, United States


How much are rail workers paid? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  salary, train, drivers

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ BBC, ++ London, -- NHS, ± Johnson


Teachers, doctors and binmen now plan on joining strike action with train workers -- Metro

Teachers and NHS staff are threatening to strike over pay later this year amid fears of another ‘Winter of Discontent’. Let's take a look at what that might mean

Outline:  workers, teachers, nhs

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- NHS, Kevin Courtney, Germany, Mrs Peters

French elections: Macron loses majority as French vote fragments -- BBC News (UK)

France's Macron set to lose majority - projection

Outline:  french, elections, macron

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Ukraine, ++ France, - Putin, Russia


Emmanuel Macron a chastened and greatly weakened leader -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  emmanuel, macron, chastened

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Putin, ++ BBC, ++ France, ++ Boris


French parliamentary elections: Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority -- The Telegraph

Breaking: French President Emmanuel Macron is set to lose his absolute parliamentary majority, in a devastating blow that will see him face a difficult second term in office

Outline:  macron, french, president

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Gary Lineker, Putin, US

Spectacular pink and orange sunset lights up sky -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  pink, orange, sunset

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  United States, Ukraine, Johnson, Jumpinjackass


Amber Heard found to have the most beautiful face in the world, according to science -- The Independent

Outline:  faces, phi, ratio

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Amber, - Depp, Zendaya, Brown

UK offers military training for Ukrainian forces -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  training, ukrainian, forces

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Ukraine, -- Russia, - Putin, ++ Boris


New UK Army chief issues rallying cry for troops over Russia -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  uk, army, chief

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + Ukraine, - Russia, ++ Scotland, -- Europe


Britain’s moral superiority over Europe is becoming increasingly clear -- The Telegraph

"We have not just talked the talk, we have walked the walk, unwaveringly supporting Ukraine and cutting all ties with Russia" | Writes Zoe Strimpel

Outline:  unwaveringly, supporting, ukraine

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - UK, ± Johnson, ++ Zelensky, -- Russia

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