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Morning Briefing: May 23, 2018 (WEDNESDAY)

23/05/2018 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Zoya Thomas.

Boris Johnson wants his own jet to sell Brexit Britain to world

Boris Johnson’s bid for his own personal plane was shot down in flames by critics today. The Foreign Secretary insists it will help ministers drum up business globally as the UK quits the EU. But a multi-million “jaunt jet”, which he claims “could be good for the government overall”, was branded a costly vanity project that should be grounded. (Mirror)

Trump casts doubt over historic summit with Kim Jong-un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was in Washington on Tuesday for a series of meetings with President Trump regarding the upcoming US summit with North Korea – which could be in jeopardy following tough new rhetoric from Pyongyang and a new acknowledgement from Trump. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said there was a chance the summit, which is scheduled for June 12 in Singapore “may not work out” for June 12, but that a decision would be reached soon. “We’re moving along. We’ll see what happens,” he said. “If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later.” (Time)

Manchester turns out to remember city's victims

A city with music at its very heart, Manchester proudly sang out last night after a day of silent remembrance for the 22 victims of the terror atrocity there a year earlier. Throughout the city yesterday thousands observed a minute’s silence in a mood of reflection and remembrance. But the mood changed to one of celebration as more than 3,000 singers took to the stage to belt out their defiance and prove that love, hope and music can beat fear and hatred. It was a fitting tribute to the music fans killed at the end of Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. (Mirror)

Harry and Meghan attend first event post-marriage 

In their first royal duty as husband and wife, Harry and Meghan attended a Buckingham Palace garden party as part of the Prince of Wales's 70th birthday celebrations on Tuesday. (Sky News) The Duchess of Sussex was wearing a sheer pale pink Flavia dress from Goat with a matching pink hat by Philip Treacy. Here are some of her top fashion moments. (Photo Services)

In Depth: 'Data is the new oil and needs regulation. Beware the big tech fightback'

This is the week the EU brings in new regulations to control how organisations can use your data. But a big tech fightback is already under way, with corporations looking to use trade deals to preserve and expand their vast global power. (The Guardian)  

Video of the day: Divers shocked by 15ft great white shark

Florida resident Cody Wabiszewski shared a three-minute video of an unexpected underwater encounter with a great white shark while diving 70 feet below the ocean's surface off the Florida Keys. (Fox News)

On this day:

1934: A stolen Ford Deluxe is met with a hail of bullets as it passes an ambush of lawmen lying in wait on a rural highway in Louisiana's Bienville Parish. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's car is hit by 130 rounds, and the FBI's most wanted criminals are brought down after a two-year manhunt. (Bing)

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