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Five things you need to know
The moon was coloured a mysterious red last night and early this morning courtesy of a total lunar eclipse. The best views of the astronomical phenomenon were in North and South America, astronomers said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 16, 2022
Authorities in Buffalo, New York have said a teenager suspected of murdering 10 people at a supermarket on Saturday deliberately sought out black people. Payton Gendron is alleged to have published a manifesto outlining his hatred of African-Americans as well as Jews and other people.
Ten people were killed after an 18-year-old white man carried out a racist attack at a supermarket in a majority Black neighborhood. Here's what else we know: https://t.co/sj0WkoKvkM— NPR (@NPR) May 16, 2022
Italian police have said pro-Russian hackers attempted to disrupt voting at the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition was won by Ukraine, while Russia was banned.
The Italian government's cybersecurity department blocked attempts from the 'Killnet' and 'Legion' groups to hack the competition's voting systems https://t.co/NZl5LoO8Dn— NME (@NME) May 16, 2022
North Korean state media has said more than a million people in the country have developed a "fever" amid a surge in COVID-19 cases there. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, meanwhile, has blasted health officials.
More than a million Covid cases feared in North Korea https://t.co/4sB1DYRtGS— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 16, 2022
McDonald's has announced it is planning to permanently leave Russia after 30 years of operating in the country. The fast-food restaurant's arrival in Moscow in 1990 was seen as a symbol of friendlier relations between the Soviet Union and the West.
BREAKING: McDonald’s says it's started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people. The fast food giant said it plans to start removing golden arches and other symbols and signs with its name. https://t.co/ABpd9CsovG— The Associated Press (@AP) May 16, 2022
Some people really do have it all. Senior staff at global banking giant Goldman Sachs have been told that, alongside their gargantuan pay packets, they will be permitted to take as much vacation time as they want. They'll also be forced to take at least three weeks off work every year.
Goldman Sachs is giving its senior staff an unlimited number of vacation days https://t.co/zcpTnVpdRD— Bloomberg Wealth (@wealth) May 16, 2022