Zelensky makes some uncomfortable points to the UN Security Council, the British government cancels an LGBTQ+ conference amid backlash, and a Jimmy Savile documentary reveals the depth of his friendship with Prince Charles.
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UKRAINE - WHAT'S THE LATEST?
Speaking to the UN Security Council, President Zelensky said Russian troops were killing Ukrainian civilians "just for their pleasure".
As CNN noted, Zelensky went on to question "the very mandate of the Security Council itself".
"Where is the security that the Security Council needs to guarantee? It is obvious that the key institution of the world designed to combat aggression and ensure peace cannot work effectively." - President Zelensky during his speech
Keeping an eye: BBC News noted the US and the European Union are set to "impose more sanctions on Russia amid allegations of war crimes" in Bucha. The Biden administration is also considering sanctions that would target Putin's daughters.
Channel 4 News aired a really informative - yet harrowing - piece on the latest developments in Ukraine.
ON TODAY'S AGENDA...
Ukraine's President Zelensky will address the Oireachtas in Ireland later today. It will air live on RTÉ 1 at 9:55am.
What's the Oireachtas? It is Ireland's two houses of parliament - the lower house is the Dáil and the upper house is the Seanad.
Worth noting: According to RTÉ News, "just 11 current or soon to be future foreign leaders have been handed centre stage in Ireland's parliament". Here is actually a really interesting article listing who else has spoken, and what they said.
Also today, NATO foreign ministers will gather in Brussels for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, chaired by the defence alliance's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg.
TUESDAY'S OTHER TOP LINES
The British government has cancelled its upcoming LGBTQ+ conference - scheduled for June - after more than 100 organisations pulled out in protest.
Remember: This is all related to the government's double u-turn on conversion therapy, something they promised to ban back in 2018. The current backlash relates to the government now saying they will proceed with the legislation, but with the exclusion of trans conversion therapy.
ITV News journalist Paul Brand said a Conservative MP told him the party has "mortally wounded" itself with the LGBT community, with a second saying "it's abhorrent".
WORTH A READ...
The French election is coming up soon, where President Emmanuel Macron seeks re-election in an increasingly close race.
CNN has published a really helpful explainer on all of the dynamics at play, and if you are interested in the upcoming election we would highly recommend giving it a read.
Did you know, France has not re-elected a sitting president for 20 years?
NO MORE BLAME GAME
In England and Wales, couples can now divorce without having to provide a reason why "or apportion blame".
As BBC News noted, up until now anyone seeking a swift divorce had to "accuse their partner in a divorce petition of desertion, adultery or unreasonable behaviour".
- BBC News: National Insurance rise starts to hit pay packets
- The Guardian: Partygate: ministers refuse to disclose pictures taken by No 10 photographers
- The Financial Times: Macron calls for ban on Russian oil as Biden condemns 'brutal' Putin
- Al Jazeera: Russia-Ukraine war: In Chinese media, the US is the villain
- The Irish Times: Miriam Lord: It's like Bridgerton as chaste Mary Lou scandalised by cad Micheál
WATCHING OUT FOR...
What looks to be an extraordinary documentary releases on Netflix today - Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story.
For anyone unaware, for decades Savile was one of the most adored British TV personalities. However, weeks after his death in 2011 an investigation into Savile led to "more than 450 horrific allegations of sexual assault and abuse", with victims as young as five-years-old.
According to The Times, the documentary also reveals the 20-year friendship between the late Savile and Prince Charles - who reportedly sought his media advice.
Brooklyn Beckham - the son of David and Victoria - is set to marry Nicola Peltz in Florida this weekend with a rumoured budget of £3 million.
The Times published an article about Peltz, one of billionaire Nelson Peltz's ten children.
Why? Because Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker reportedly got married in Vegas following the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
According to People Magazine, the couple married at 1:45am "dressed in the same clothes they wore to the awards ceremony".
ON A LIGHTER NOTE...
"Ralph, get over here - stop bothering the neighbours".