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News for Jun 05, 2022

Old so and so is at it again… probably. Here's what else is happening, served with a delicious side of slow-cooked analysis.

Russia will strike West if US rockets hit us, says Putin ally -- The Times

One of President Putin’s closest allies has warned that Moscow could target western cities if Ukraine uses rocket systems supplied by the United States to carry out strikes on Russian territory

Outline: (what is this?) russia, strike, west

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) -- Russia, -- Ukraine, -- Putin, -- NATO


Ukraine anger as Macron says 'Don't humiliate Russia' -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  ukraine, anger, macron

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Russia, -- Ukraine, -- Putin, - Macron

Shakira announces split from Barcelona legend Gerard Piqué after 11 years together -- Metro

BREAKING: Shakira has confirmed her split with her footballer partner Gerard Piqué after more than a decade together

Outline:  shakira, confirmed, split

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Shakira, -- Pique, + Colombia, + Columbia


Mother of world's only nonuplets on how she cares for nine babies -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  mother, world, nonuplets

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Africa, Norman, Europe, Angio Saxon

Comedian Lee Mack makes partygate joke in front of Boris Johnson and royals at Jubilee concert -- ITV News

"Finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive” Comedian Lee Mack made a joke about Downing Street's partygate scandal in front of Boris Johnson and wife Carrie, who were watching the Jubilee show from the royal box

Outline:  partygate, joke, boris

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Lee Mack, ++ Boris, ++ Johnson, ± Carrie


Public booing Johnson shows they are fed up with government, says Starmer -- The Guardian

Outline:  booed, prime, minister

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Johnson, ± Starmer, Boris, India

Royals wish Lilibet a happy first birthday -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  birthday, wishes, lilibet

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, ++ Elizabeth, ++ Lilibet, Archie


The royal superfan with 13,000 bits of memorabilia -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  000, royal, souvenirs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, Anne Widdecombe, Ann Widdecombe, Johnson


Platinum Jubilee: What does Scotland think of the Queen? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  jubilee, does, scotland

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Scotland, + UK, - BBC, + England

Platinum Jubilee concert: Mummy laughs and cries with us all, says Prince Charles -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  jubilee, concert, mummy

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - UK, ++ Boris, ± BBC, Gormley


Paddington Bear joins the Queen for afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace – video -- The Guardian

Outline:  video, queen, paddington

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Rwanda, Priti


Queen’s Jubilee surprise: A starring role with Paddington Bear (and what she really keeps in her handbag) -- The Telegraph

The Queen took the world by surprise on Saturday as she shared afternoon tea with Paddington Bear, starring on screen with her own marmalade sandwiches and lighting up the Platinum Jubilee celebrations as only she can

Outline:  queen, inviting, paddington

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Palace, Daniel Craig, Harry, Priti Patel

First edition Harry Potter book set to sell for at least £200,000 -- Metro

Were you an OG Harry Potter fan? Like, on-the-trend-before-it-was-even-a-trend-fan? Well, if you own an old copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, you *could* soon be rich Yes, really. Let's get into it

Outline:  hogwarts, auction

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling, Bram Stoker, Jk Rowling


UK beer costs soar as average price of pint tops £8 in one London pub -- The Guardian

Outline:  price, pint, london

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + London, + Brexit, Britain, Europe

‘Free Assange’ protesters arrested on The Mall right before Party at the Palace -- Metro

Protesters wearing ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts were arrested on The Mall just moments before the Queen’s Platinum Party at the Palace began

Outline:  free, assange, protesters

Tone:  Unclear

Discussion:  Russia, Putin


Rapper Hypo fatally stabbed at Jubilee party in east London -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  rapper, hypo, fatally

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - London, -- UK, -- USA, -- East Africa


Robbie Williams: Fame 'intoxicating but isolating' -- BBC News (UK)

Robbie Williams' Stoke homecoming gig 'written in the stars'

Outline:  robbie, williams, fame

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Robbie Williams

Island of Arran hosts its first Pride march -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  scotland, pride, march

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Harry, BBC, Slater, Russia


Hundreds flock to illegal rave in Cornwall -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  illegal, rave, cornwall

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Cornwall, Nigeria, Johnson, BBC


Liam Gallagher review – Knebworth return shows Britpop isn’t timeless -- The Guardian

Outline:  liam, gallagher, review

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Mark Beaumont, Damon Albarn, Harry Styles, Thom Yorke

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