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News for Jun 13, 2022

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Europe must ensure the Kremlin's war in Ukraine fails or worse will follow -- The Telegraph

“Europe must ensure the Kremlin's war in Ukraine fails or worse will follow” In a new essay for The Telegraph, the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas says that Europe must do all it can to push back the Russian invasion Thread

Outline: (what is this?) kremlin, war, ukraine

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

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


Ukraine fears western support will fade as media loses interest in the war -- The Guardian

Outline:  ukraine, military, tactic

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Ukraine, - US, Putin, Julian Assange


Behind Nato’s defensive ‘shield’ lies weakness and division. Ukraine will pay the price -- The Guardian

Outline:  fronts, nato

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- NATO, -- Russia, ++ Ukraine, - Hitler

With Brexit, the UK has achieved the gold standard of self-harm -- The Guardian

Outline:  britain, struggling

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ UK, - Brexit, ++ EU, - Johnson


Test for press freedom as verdict due in Arron Banks libel case against Carole Cadwalladr -- The Guardian

Outline:  implications, uk, journalists

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Carole, ++ UK, ++ Depp, ++ Johnson


Birmingham MP Jess Phillips defends city after "godawful" remark -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  remark, birmingham, mp

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Birmingham, + Luton, - Jess Phillips, -- UK

Wales staff boycott Qatar World Cup over gay rights -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  rights, qatar, homosexuality

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Qatar, - UK, - World Cup, ++ Wales


England 0-0 Italy: Is Three Lions' lack of goals becoming a problem? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  lions, lack, goals

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ England, - Southgate, ++ Italy, ++ Stones


Bristol Airport passengers told to return duty-free purchases after cancelled flights -- ITV News

Passengers travelling from Bristol Airport who had their flights cancelled were told to return any duty-free items they had bought while waiting

Outline:  cancelled, bristol, airport

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Blackpool, Calum, London

Memory boxes help families remember lost voices -- BBC News (UK)

"It's giving families the opportunity to hear that voice again so that it's never lost" A PhD student has been creating audio memory boxes for hospice patients in Northern Ireland

Outline:  memory, boxes, hospice

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Isaac, Biden, Raya, icloud


Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient -- The Guardian

Outline:  entitled, lamda, sentient

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Dave, Chatbot, Lamda, Blake Lemoine

US white supremacists arrested at Idaho pride event - police -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  supremacists, arrested, idaho

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - FBI, + UK, - US, ++ America


Idaho police near Pride event arrest Patriot Front extremists on riot charges -- The Guardian

Outline:  patriot, extremists, riot

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  FBI, Antifa, Idaho Police, FEDS

Qari Asim: Imam removed as government adviser over film protests -- BBC News (UK)

Imam removed as government adviser on Islamophobia after calling for film to be banned

Outline:  film, protests, imam

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - UK, + Islam, -- Muslims, - Iran


Morocco bans "blasphemous" British film The Lady of Heaven -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  islam, protests, film

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± Morocco, - UK, ++ Muslims, ± Brian


Hajj-Muslim pilgrims face losing out from online booking to Mecca -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  hajj, muslim, pilgrims

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ± Saudi Arabia, Thomas, Allah, Hajj

Peckham arrestee freed after protesters block Met van -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  peckham, arrestee

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, -- russia, ++ Peckham, ++ London


Hundreds block vehicle transporting man arrested for immigration offences -- The Telegraph

Hundreds of protesters blocked a van transporting a man arrested for immigration offences before he was released by police on bail. Footage from the scene showed a crowd of an estimated 200 people

Outline:  released, police, bail

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  London, UK, Labour

Man v horse: Powys race won by runner Ricky Lightfoot -- BBC News (UK)

Runner becomes first human to win 22-mile 'man v horse' race in 15 years

Outline:  runner, ricky, lightfoot

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Roy, Lightfoot


Harry Styles fan falls from top tier at Ibrox Stadium show -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  stadium, harry, styles

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Harry, Edmiston Drive, Ibrox, Scotland


Foxfield Railway: Vandals cause £25k damage at heritage attraction -- BBC News (UK)

Vandals attack heritage railway for third time in a week, causing £25,000 of damage

Outline:  foxfield, railway, vandals

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Mary, Paul Smith, Singapore, England

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