As it happened this morning, Monday, May 21

As it happened this morning, Monday, May 21
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By Chris Harris
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How the key international stories unfolded today.

Here are the key developments from this morning, Monday, May 21:


Italy coalition: The two most popular parties in Italy, League and Five-Star Movement, will meet this afternoon with the Italian president to seek approval for their choice for prime minister and resolve a political stalemate that has left the country without a government since early March.

Maduro victory: Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, has won a new six-year term in power in an election that rivals say was rigged.

Fire probe:  An inquiry into the deadly Grenfell tower block fire gets underway in London today.

Ebola: A vaccination campaign to eradicate the deadly disease will begin in the Congo today. The World Health Organization say at least 25 people have died since April’s outbreak. 

You can follow how the morning unfolded in the blog, below:  

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