As it happened: Thursday morning, May 3

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As it happened: Thursday morning, May 3

As it happened: Thursday morning, May 3
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Good morning Europe! Welcome to our live coverage of European and international news on Thursday, May 3.

The main stories today:

Liverpool in Champions League final

  • Liverpool survived a dramatic late fightback from Roma to reach the Champions League final.

  • They lost to the Italian side 4-2 but won 7-6 on aggregate thanks to their three-goal lead from the first leg.

  • Jurgen Klopp’s men will face 12-time champions Real Madrid in Kyiv on May 26.

Facebook data scandal firm ‘closes’

  • Cambridge Analytica, the consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data scandal, is closing.

  • The firm was accused of improper use of data on 87 million users of the popular social network site.

  • "The siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company’s customers and suppliers," the company's statement said.

Explosion at Jewish festival

  • As many as 10 people were injured in an explosion at a Jewish festival in Stamford Hill, north London, according to police.

  • Dramatic video footage was captured by a member of Hatzola, a local Jewish ambulance service, showing the moment of the explosion at the Lag baOmer celebration.

  • The cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed.

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