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Europe · Liverpool

Liverpool and Real Madrid ready for Champions League final rematch

40% Left coverage: 86 sources
Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final in Paris. Carlo Ancelotti is looking to become the first coach to win European club football's top prize four times. The Italian's first two triumphs came with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007. Liverpool went on to become European champions for a sixth time by returning to the final in 2019.See the Story
US & Canada · Uvalde

Texas Chief Admits Cops Made ‘Wrong Decision’ Not to Storm Uvalde Classroom

Coverage: 78 sources
It was the "wrong decision" not to storm the classroom where a gunman was holed up killing primary school children, a Texas official admitted. Admission came at highly-charged press conference in Uvalde, Texas. Some reports said it was up to an hour before a special Border Patrol team killed the gunman. Parents had to be restrained outside, desperately wanting to enter the school themselves to take action.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

Russia shows off Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in test-launch at sea

36% Center coverage: 44 sources
Russia's Defense Ministry said the Russian navy successfully launched a new hypersonic missile from the Barents Sea. The ministry said the recently developed Zircon cruise missile had struck its target about 1,000 kilometers away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zir Con, which is set to enter service later this year.See the Story
Military · Tehran

Iran shows off underground drone base, but not its location -state media

47% Right coverage: 17 sources
State TV said 100 drones were being kept in the heart of the Zagros mountains, including Ababil-5, which it said were fitted with Qaem-9 missiles. The TV report came a day after Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized two Greek tankers in the Persian Gulf.See the Story
Severodonetsk · Severodonetsk

Ukraine war: The people of Lysychansk expect the Russian offensive to get worse

64% Left coverage: 11 sources
Russia's military is gaining ground in Ukraine's east as they continue to try to encircle Severodonetsk. Ukraine denied that the city is surrounded and said fighting continues there. A defense ministry tweet Friday said Ukraine had shot down another Russian Su-35 warplane over Kherson.See the Story
Asia · Sri Lanka

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka gets Russian oil to ease shortages

42% Center coverage: 7 sources
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka took delivery Saturday of Russian oil to restart operations at the country's only refinery. The oil delivery has been on hold for a month as the country could not raise the $75 million to pay for it. Sri Lanka is in talks with Russia to arrange direct supplies of crude, coal, diesel and petrol.See the Story
Lewis Hamilton

Leclerc delights home crowd with pole in Monaco

Coverage: 2 sources
Charles Leclerc on pole for Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari driver born and raised on Monte Carlo's famous streets. Carlos Sainz joins him on the front row. Red Bull's Sergio Perez will start third, with Max Verstappen fourth. Rain is forecast to hit Sunday's race.See the Story
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton struggles on 'bumpiest track ever' at Monaco Grand Prix

Coverage: 2 sources
Charles Leclerc won his third pole in as many races in Monaco. Lewis Hamilton slumped to eighth, two places behind Mercedes team-mate George Russell. Hamilton is 64 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen. There is a six in 10 chance that rain could impact Sunday's race.See the Story
Europe

Putin Ties Ukraine Grain Flow To Sanctions Relief; Macron And Scholz Urge Serious Peace Effort

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
Russia's president seemingly conditioned a potential reopening of Ukraine's grain exports on a relaxation of Western sanctions imposed after Russia invaded Ukraine, while his French and German counterparts responded with the need for a Russian withdrawal and "serious" peace efforts from Moscow.See the Story

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