A terror attack at an Istanbul airport has killed dozens
And the latest on Brexit fallout.
June 29, 2016
A suicide bombing killed at least 41 people at Istanbul’s international airport. Brexit fallout: Leaders of the remaining EU states will call for the UK’s withdrawal to happen in an orderly fashion and quickly. And it’s Turn Up To Vote Week at BuzzFeed.
Here are the top stories
At least 41 people died and 239 others were injured in a terror attack at Istanbul’s international airport.
Three suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport Tuesday evening, opening fire on travelers near the airport’s entrance before detonating their vests, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Twenty-three Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals were among those killed in the attack, officials said.
The assault appeared to be the work of the terrorist group ISIS, Yildirim said, though investigators Wednesday were still piecing together exactly what happened and why.
People leave Ataturk airport following a terror attack late Tuesday.
British diplomats say they’re “fucked” over Brexit.
UK officials deployed around the world told BuzzFeed News they were “gutted and shocked” by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and think that it could diminish the country's international standing. One diplomat described their EU counterparts’ reaction: “Jesus, you’re a bit fucked. But let’s try and get through this.”
The UK has always punched above its weight diplomatically, at a similar level to Russia or China. But the Brexit vote signaled the emergence of an inward-looking era for a country long considered among the most influential in global affairs.
British Prime Minister David Cameron waits for the group family photo with the European Council in Brussels.
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A political crisis
Labour members of parliament passed a motion of no confidence in party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn, however, has refused to resign, instead claiming the decision of the overwhelming majority of Labour MPs had no “constitutional legitimacy.” (The vote of no confidence was entirely symbolic.)
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will travel to Brussels today to try to keep Scotland in the European Union. She’ll meet with the president of the European parliament, Martin Schulz, to set out the Scottish government’s position. In last week’s referendum, 62% of Scottish voters opted to remain.
What Muhammad Ali meant to black Louisville natives.
“When I found out Muhammad Ali died, I knew I had to go home to Louisville to say goodbye,” BuzzFeed’s Tracy Clayton writes. “I have become loud about where I am from, singing its praises every time I get the chance. Just like Muhammad Ali did.”
A vendor sells Muhammad Ali memorabilia while people attend a memorial service for the boxing legend at the KFC Yum! Center nearby on June 10 in Louisville.
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Quick things to know:
U.S. presidential election: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has finally opened her arms to Hillary Clinton (BuzzFeed News). Donald Trump took back his promise to donate his Apprentice money to charity. (BuzzFeed News) And people are wondering why he gave a speech in front of a bunch of garbage. (BuzzFeed News)
Summer Olympics: More athletes — nearly all of them golfers — have pulled out of this summer’s Rio Olympics over Zika virus concerns. (BuzzFeed News) But the World Health Organization said their decision doesn’t make sense. (BuzzFeed News)
In pop culture: Kanye West could face legal action from celebrities he depicted as nude in his video for “Famous,” experts say. (BuzzFeed News) ICYMI: Here’s a breakdown of the “Famous” orgy video. (BuzzFeed News) And Mexican-American singer Selena will receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year. The “Queen of Tejano music” was killed in 1995. (BuzzFeed News)
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is remembered for hits like “Como La Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”
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Welcome to BuzzFeed’s Turn Up To Vote Week!
If you want to vote in the U.S. presidential election in November, you have to think ahead. That’s because most states have voter registration rules that mean that if you just show up without having registered, you’ll be turned away. BuzzFeed's partnering with TurboVote, which makes voting easy. You can click here to sign up. And here’s a video with five things that are harder, featuring President Barack Obama.
Stacking Cheerios on a baby (or a stuffed animal) is much harder than registering to vote.