Eamonn Holmes has claimed there was a "total cover-up" over Phillip Schofield's affair with a younger male colleague on This Morning while he was married.
STORY: Yoon launched his administration's Indo-Pacific strategy last year, pledging to foster a "free, peaceful and prosperous" region built on a rules-based order, amid concerns over China's security ambitions for the strategic waters and economic leverage among the small island states.Mark Brown, chair of the 18-member Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, told the summit opening that the challenges facing the region were "vast and complex" and that talks would also cover areas such as disaster risk and resilience, ocean governance and maritime affairs.South Korea's Indo-Pacific strategy also sees greater scope for trilateral cooperation with the United States and Australia to tackle regional challenges such as supply chains, critical minerals and climate change.
"Last year we were talking about five days for Putin to take over Kyiv. We're now over 400 days after that" said the head of the European Parliament at the 18th edition of the conference in Bratislava which will be focused on global security.View on euronews
STORY: Biden and McCarthy on Sunday signed off on an agreement to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and cap some federal spending in order to prevent a U.S. debt default."I feel very good about it. ... We'll see when the vote starts," the president said. Biden waved off Republican concerns about defense spending, saying that if more money is needed, it can be appropriated.
STORY: More than 350,000 people have already fled across Sudan's borders since war between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted on April 15, with most heading to Egypt, Chad and South Sudan.More than 1 million have been displaced within Sudan, which has a population of 49 million and where heavy fighting has torn through residential areas of the capital Khartoum and violence has also flared in the western region of Darfur.UNHCR had foreseen about 800,000 Sudanese and 200,000 people of other nationalities leaving Sudan over six months, the refugee agency's head said in an interview in Cairo after a visit to the border with Sudan.
The EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic says it is vital that the EU has more firefighting aircraft capacity in order to respond to another hot summer.View on euronews
The search for the Disappeared victims of the Troubles will never stop until their remains have been found, Ireland’s Justice Minister has vowed. Simon Harris made the pledge as he visited the remote Bragan Bog in Co Monaghan where a painstaking dig for missing teenager Columba McVeigh is ongoing.
STORY: It was not immediately clear if the incident had resulted in any injuries.Videos posted on social media showed the fireworks ricocheting off the ground, as the crowd quickly dispersed and ran for cover.The celebration had been organised by Turkey's AK Party after Erdogan was declared the winner in the presidential election runoff last night.Thousands of his supporters took to the streets to celebrate his victory, which extended Erdogan's rule into a third decade.
STORY: It is unclear what caused the deaths of the approximately 200 birds that washed up along Changa Beach in northern Chile's Coquimbo province.Local authorities have sent samples of the birds to a laboratory in Santiago to determine whether they died of a massive bird flu contagion.Authorities have warned locals not to collect the dead birds so as to avoid possible infection of bird flu.
Explosions have rattled Kyiv during daylight as Russian ballistic missiles took aim at the Ukrainian capital – hours after a more common night-time barrage of the city by drones and cruise missiles.
Serbia also slammed NATO-led peacekeepers stationed in neighbouring Kosovo for their alleged failure to stop "brutal actions" by Kosovo police against ethnic Serbs.View on euronews
Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gather in front of the Presidential Palace in Ankara to celebrate his re-election.View on euronews
STORY: As talks start in Paris this week on a global plastics treaty, a divide is emerging on how to deal with plastic pollution... between countries that want to restrict production of plastic and the petrochemicals industry, which says recycling is the answer.A 55-nation coalition called for a strong treaty that restricted certain hazardous chemicals and banned problematic plastic products that are hard to recycle and often end up in nature.Inger Andersen heads the United Nations Environment Program, which is hosting the talks:“Please bear in mind that only elimination, reduction, a full life-cycle approach, transparency and a just transition - only those can bring success, because the truth is that we cannot recycle our way out of this mess. // Recycling infrastructure is unable to cope with today’s volumes.”Greenpeace unveiled an artwork in Paris in the shape of a machine churning out bottles in front of an oil derrick.Many countries say the treaty's goal should be "circularity" – or keeping already-produced plastic items in circulation as long as possible.Greenpeace campaigner Marian Ledesma:“There are studies showing that there is microplastic in our air, in our water and in our bodies as well. And that's just one facet of the problem. If you go into the communities where plastic production happens, they’re already suffering from very serious health risks and health conditions because of emissions, of contamination from these plastic production facilities.”UNEP has released a blueprint for reducing plastic waste by 80% by 2040. It outlined three key areas of action: reuse, recycling and reorientation of plastic packaging to alternative materials.But some environmental groups criticized the report for focusing on waste management, which they saw as a concession to the global plastics and petrochemicals industry.
US President Joe Biden visited Arlington National Cemetery to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Monday, May 29, to mark Memorial Day.Video streamed live by the US Army shows the wreath-laying ceremony on Monday morning. Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also participated in the ceremony.Following the ceremony, Biden delivered a speech to attendees. “We are the only nation in the world built on an idea that we are all created equal,” Biden said. "We haven’t always lived up to it, but we have never walked away from it.“God bless all those who gave their lives so our nation might live. God bless their families, and may God protect our troops today and always,” he concluded. Credit: US Army via Storyful
STORY: Serbs also clashed with the police in Zvecan and spray-painted NATO vehicles with the letter "Z," referring to a Russian sign used in the war in Ukraine.According to Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, 11 Italians from the KFOR mission were injured in the clashes, 3 of whom are in serious condition.The tense situation in Kosovo developed after ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo's Serb-majority area following elections that the Serbs boycotted.Serbs demand that the Kosovo government remove ethnic Albanian mayors from town halls and allow local administrations financed by Belgrade to resume their work.The clashes led Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday to place the army on full combat alert and order military units to move closer to the border.
Sunshine persisted for the Spring Bank Holiday but temperatures cooled slightly after Sunday took the record as the UK’s hottest day of the year so far.
Ethnic Serbs clashed with police again in northern Kosovo over the election of ethnic Albanian mayors who they say are 'illegal and illegitimate.'View on euronews
STORY: "This is Everest summit, May 23rd, my 28th summit of Everest."This record-breaking Sherpa sayshe's done climbing Mount EverestLocation: Kathmandu, Nepal(Kami Rita, Mountaineer)“There is no future in Nepal, so why are we sitting here? // Now, us climbers, we don’t want to stay in Nepal. We want to go abroad.”53 year-old Kami Rita has climbed Mount Everest 28 timesBut he's now looking to immigrateto the United States for his family“The government should also give us something. It gets so much royalty because of us but the government has not helped our children’s education.”Mountain climbing tourists bring in morethan 4% to Nepal’s $40 billion economy Rita wants authorities to launch welfareschemes for climbers who help bring in tourists like retirement benefits and education for their children
STORY: Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez unexpectedly called a snap national election on Monday (May 29).It came after left-wing parties were routed in a regional ballot.Sanchez, who had repeatedly said he wanted to see out a full term in office, portrayed Sunday's crippling defeat as a clear vote of no confidence in his coalition government.The mainstream conservative People's Party (PP) of Alberto Nunez Feijoo won outright control of two regional administrations.He spelled out his aim of becoming the country's next leader.Feijoo could run six more administrations in partnership with the far-right Vox, whose leader Santiago Abascal said he was ready to form coalitions with the PP. In all, 12 regions were contested.Sunday's results indicate the PP and the far-right Vox could unseat Sanchez's Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) if they replicated that performance at the national level.Sanchez called the national election for July 23.
STORY: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed one of the world's toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, which includes the death penalty.Same-sex relations were already illegal in Uganda, as in more than 30 African countries, but the new law goes much further. The move has drawn Western condemnation and could risk some of the billions in foreign aid that Uganda receives.It stipulates capital punishment for so-called "serial offenders" against the law and transmission of a terminal illness like HIV/AIDS through gay sex.It also decrees a 20-year sentence for, quote, "promoting" homosexuality.Activists have vowed a legal challenge to the law. Ugandan activist Delovie "Papa de" Kwagala said the law would do harm beyond the country's borders.“This is bad news, this is not just for queer Ugandans. But for queer people across the African continent. Ghana has literally been on it for months. Tanzania. Nigeria. All of these other countries that I’m also not mentioning, it’s just like, they have been waiting for this.”Museveni has called homosexuality a "deviation from normal" and urged lawmakers to resist "imperialist" pressure.He had insisted lawmakers tone down parts of the law, but his ultimate approval was not seen as in doubt.Anti-LGBTQ attitudes have hardened in conservative Uganda in recent years, in part due to campaigning by Western evangelical church groups."You are arresting us for literally doing nothing, for simply existing, you know, but where are we supposed to go? How did we become refugees in our own countries?"Washington and the European Union have condemned the bill.The UN and the Global Fund to fight AIDS said the law put Uganda's fight against HIV "in grave jeopardy."
STORY: The location of the video was verified by building characteristics and road layout which matched file and satellite imagery of the area.Explosions rang out across Kyiv prompting some residents to rush for cover.All the Russian missiles were shot down, but one person in the central Podil district was taken to hospital, authorities said. No major damage was reported.Ukraine shot down 11 cruise and ballistic missiles fired in the second of Monday's attacks on Kyiv, said Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, commander-in-chief of the armed forces.Heavy air strikes about six hours earlier had targeted the capital, put five Ukrainian aircraft out of action in the west of the country and caused a fire in the Black Sea port of Odesa.