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News for Dec 03, 2022

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K-Pop fans demand Spotify 'Apologize To Lisa' after Wrapped error sparks outrage -- The Independent

Spotify K-Pop re-awarded Jungkook the top soloist spot; Lisa is the most-streamed soloist

Outline: (what is this?) spotify

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ Lisa, ++ SpotifySupportsBullies, - BTS

Blackpink review world-conquering K-pop girl band prove worthy of the worship -- The Guardian

South Korean superstars put on a hugely entertaining show at the O2 Arena; Mixing trap with europop and R&B, as well as precision-tooled dance moves, Blackpink are a big deal

Outline:  more blackpink fans

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Lisa, ? SpotifySupportsBullies

The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Saturday's i: UK Brexit regrets are growing

Outline:  uk brexit regrets

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Harry, - BBC, -- Meghan

Boris Johnson hails blockchain possibilities at Singapore conference -- The Guardian

Former PM says there must be ‘measures to protect public from Ponzi schemes’ Johnson has not yet declared how much he was paid for the speech or who funded it; He has also taken almost £40,000 of free accommodation from the family of Anthony Bamford, a major Conservative party donor

Outline:  boris johnson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Boris Johnson, ? UK, ? Blair

Harry and Meghan take their revenge the best way they know with a blockbuster series -- The Telegraph

"Far from simply being about setting the record straight, what this slick one-minute film finally confirms is that this cash cow of a documentary appears to not only be motivated by money - but also revenge." Read more from

Outline:  meghan

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, - Meghan, - EarthshotBoston2022

Harry and Meghan are showing the royal family how brand management is done | Gaby Hinsliff -- The Guardian

As the Sussexes unveil a slick Netflix series, the Windsors are struggling with accusations of racism at a palace reception; Couple goals, luxury travel, a baby: that’s all the influencer boxes ticked

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Netflix, ? TheEarthshotPrize, ? Karens

Prince and Princess of Wales believe they have won US battle against Sussexes -- The Telegraph

"While Prince Harry and Meghan continue to paint themselves as victims, the Prince and Princess of Wales are simply getting on with the job"

Outline:  prince harry

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Harry, ? Victoria Ward, ? UK

Queen Elizabeth II's fell pony Emma named horse of a lifetime at awards -- BBC News (UK)

Emma won the accolade following a public vote at the Horse & Hound awards; The fell pony made a poignant appearance at the late monarch's funeral

Outline:  pony emma

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? bbc, ? Michelle Mone, ? Barry

Judges no longer to be called sir or madam in modernisation plan -- The Telegraph

Judges will no longer be called sir or madam in a bid to keep up with modern terminology, the Lord Chief Justice has announced

Outline:  judicial titles

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Xers, ? madam

Lady Hussey is a warning to all the nations unreconstructed grannies -- The Telegraph

"Is Lady Susan Hussey a swivel-eyed racist or an out-of-touch toff?" | Writes Judith Woods

Outline:  lady susan hussey

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Susan, ? Royals, ? Buckingham Palace

Prince William and Kate continue US trip ahead of climate prize -- BBC News (UK)

Young fan says meeting Prince William and Kate in Boston was "insane"

Outline:  prince william

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Prince, ? Canada

Prince William to meet US President Joe Biden ahead of climate prize -- BBC News (UK)

Prince William and the Princess of Wales will hand out awards for their Earthshot Prize; Award winners will be given £1m ($1.2m) to develop their environmental projects

Outline:  prince william

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Biden, ? William Windsor, ? Xmas

Elton John will headline Glastonbury Pyramid Stage in final UK gig -- BBC News (UK)

Sir Elton John will play the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on June 25, 2015; It will be the last UK date of his farewell tour, which kicks off in Liverpool next March

Outline:  final uk gig sir elton john

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Glastonbury, ? Chester, ? Elton

Rishi Suank pledges police powers to tackle illegal protests -- BBC News (UK)

Home Secretary Suella Braverman met with police chief constables to discuss tactics; Rishi Sunak said those who break the law should feel the full force of it

Outline:  illegal protests rishi sunak

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - China, -- Tory, - Tories

Just 10% of Welsh government staff in office each day -- BBC News (UK)

Only one in 10 Welsh government staff are currently working in the office every day; The Welsh government hopes to offer space in its 10 offices to other public sector workers

Outline:  welsh government staff

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? covid, ? Labour Party, ? Gov

Kanye West suspended from Twitter after posting swastika inside the Star of David -- The Guardian

Rapper Ye's account was unlocked on 21 November, having previously been restricted for tweeting an antisemitic message; Elon Musk tweeted: “I tried my best

Outline:  david elon musk intervenes

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Kanye, ++ Elon, ++ Hitler

Republicans delete tweet that appears to support Kanye West after he praises Nazis -- The Guardian

Ye appeared alongside Fuentes on InfoWars, a show hosted by Alex Jones, known for pushing lies around events such as the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012; The rapper said: “I see good things about Hitler

Outline:  right conspiracy theorist alex jones

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Kanye, ? Republican Party, ? Trump

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days -- BBC News (UK)

Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days, UK experts say; They chose items that people might put in their mouth without cooking or washing

Outline:  infectious covid virus

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, - covid, - Dave

Matt Hancock points finger at NHS chief for Covid care home scandal -- The Telegraph

Matt Hancock begged the public for forgiveness for breaking Covid rules during his affair - but says he stands by the decisions he made during the pandemic

Outline:  covid care home scandal matt hancock

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Matt, ? Hitler

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