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News for Jun 18, 2022

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Kate Bush is number one, thanks to Stranger Things -- BBC News (UK)

Outline: (what is this?) kate, bush, 80s

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ Kate Bush, Sean

Britain has approved Assange’s extradition – war criminals and murderers, rejoice | Peter Oborne -- The Guardian

Outline:  assange, crime, investigative

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Assange, -- US, - UK, -- America


Julian Assange can be extradited, says UK home secretary -- BBC News (UK)

"We're going to fight this... I'm going to spend every waking hour fighting for Julian until he is free" Stella Assange - wife of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - says it was always possible Home Secretary Priti Patel would approve extradition to the US

Outline:  julian, assangeâ, extradition

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- US, - Assange, -- UK, -- Priti Patel


The Guardian view on Julian Assange’s extradition: a bad day for journalism | Editorial -- The Guardian

Outline:  julian, assange, extradition

Tone:  Unclear

Discussion:  Julian Assange

Covid infections up after Platinum Jubilee celebrations -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  covid, outbreaks, care

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, - Covid, -- Ukraine, - England


UK government set to miss air pollution goals, says report -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  air, pollution, england

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ China, -- UK, -- Russia, London


Scotland experiencing new wave of Covid infections, expert says -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  covid, rate, scotland

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, UK, England, Scotland

SpaceX employees fired after writing letter criticizing Elon Musk -- The Guardian

Outline:  letter, spacex, executives

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Musk, ± Twitter, - Elon, ++ SpaceX


Elon Musk hints at layoffs in first meeting with Twitter employees -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  musk, said, layoffs

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Pakistan, ++ Elon Musk, -- Twitter, Mr Wimp

Black people in Merseyside twice as likely to be arrested, says new report -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  actioned, merseyside, police

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, -- Merseyside, - UK, -- London


Science Museum curators uncover queer stories to inspire new trailblazers -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  curators, uncover, queer

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  BBC

The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Saturday's Mail: "Wills' 'grief and anger' over Harry"

Outline:  grief, anger, harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, - William, - UK, ± Boris


Suella Braverman: The Left may be ashamed of Britain’s history – but we should celebrate it -- The Telegraph

The Left is “ashamed” and “fearful” of Britain’s history when in fact it should celebrate “the ingenuity and the genius of the British people”, Suella Braverman, the Attorney General, has said

Outline:  braverman, proud, british

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Johnson, -- Britain, ± Suella Braverman, - UK

MP Nick Fletcher schools letter says trans 'nothing more than a phase' -- BBC News (UK)

Conservative MP Nick Fletcher tells schools trans children "going through a phase"

Outline:  tells, schools, trans

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Nick, - Tory, America, Google


Trust Tories like you trust GPs after Shipman, Wakefield candidate says -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  trust, tory

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Shipman, - BBC, -- Tories, - Tory

As it happened: June heatwave in England and Wales -- BBC News (UK)

Temperatures in England today expected to be hotter than in Jamaica and the Maldives Follow the latest

Outline:  temperatures, england, today

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ England, ++ Maldives, ± Jamaica, ++ UK


A14 in Suffolk closed due to surface 'breaking up' in heat -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  a14, suffolk, closed

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  UK, Gary Lineker, Glasgow, Suffolk


Royal Ascot relaxes dress code for 'hottest ever' event -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  hottest, royal, ascot

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  BBC, Royal Ascot

Gatwick: Passenger with restricted mobility dies after leaving flight -- BBC News (UK)

Passenger dies leaving EasyJet flight at Gatwick Airport

Outline:  mobility, died, gatwick

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + London, ± Gatwick, -- EasyJet, Heathrow


Disabled passenger at Gatwick airport dies using escalator -- The Times

A disabled passenger who was left stranded on a plane at Gatwick airport has died after he was injured while using an escalator without assistance

Outline:  escalator, gatwick, accident

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  Gatwick, UK, Wilson James, US

Lavrov: Russia is not squeaky clean and not ashamed -- BBC News (UK)

“We didn’t invade Ukraine” - Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov defiant in exclusive interview with the BBC

Outline:  nazis, ukraine, russian

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Ukraine, - Russia, - Putin, -- Lavrov


EU leaders back immediate candidate status for Ukraine -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  ukraine, capturing, severodonetsk

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Ukraine, + EU, - Russia, ± Putin

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